Aug. 21, 2019 (NEW YORK) – International law firm Proskauer represented Major League Soccer (MLS) in connection with the league’s recently-announced expansion to St. Louis. The St. Louis expansion team will be the 28th member of the league and will begin MLS play in 2022 in a new soccer stadium in the Downtown West district of St. Louis
The owners of the St. Louis club include Enterprise Holdings Foundation president Carolyn Kindle Betz and six other female members of the Taylor family, making it the first female majority-owned club in MLS history. The ownership group also includes Enterprise Holdings executive chairman Andy Taylor and World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh.
Proskauer has advised MLS since its inception. This is the 18th expansion transaction we have handled for the league since 2004.
The Proskauer team is led by partner Jon Oram and includes partner Alan Parnes and associates Andrew Nightingale, Jason Krochak, Krista Whitaker, Andrew Santana and Theresa Smith.