August 15, 2017 (NEW YORK) – International law firm Proskauer represented the Miami Marlins in the $1.2 billion sale of the team to a group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. The deal is subject to approval by Major League Baseball and is expected to close in October.
Proskauer previously represented Marlins' owner Jeffrey Loria in his acquisition of the Montreal Expos in 1999, and in his sale of the Expos and purchase of the Marlins in 2002. Since that time, Proskauer has handled all of the Marlins' significant legal matters, including their development of Marlins Park in Miami.
The Proskauer team is led by Sports Law partner Wayne Katz and includes partner Andrew Kleiman and associates Jason Krochak and Krista Whitaker (Corporate); partner Amanda Nussbaum and associates Gary Silber and Bowon Koh (Tax); partners Howard Robbins and Michael Lebowich and associate Nayirie Kuyumjian (Labor); partner Steven Weinstein and associate Justin Alex (Benefits); and partner Daryn Grossman and associate Carlu Franceschini (Intellectual Property).
For more than 50 years, Proskauer has advised the world’s leading sports organizations on their most critical and complex matters. Attorneys in the Firm’s Sports Law Group play a pivotal role in the transactions, negotiations and litigations that transform the business of sports.