Irwin A. Kishner
is Herrick's executive chairman and a partner in the firm's Corporate Department. He represents a number of professional sports franchises and has acted as primary counsel on several high-profile team acquisitions and dispositions in all of the major sports leagues; cable television and radio contracts; internet and intellectual property rights; joint ventures; credit facilities; advertising and sponsorship contracts; development and naming-rights agreements; franchise transfers and financings; major event and tournament promotions; and seat-licensing agreements for stadiums and arenas. He has acted as lead counsel in all aspects of 11 major stadium transactions, most significantly the new Yankee Stadium, and also represents financial institutions and bond insurers in stadium finance matters and loans to teams and team owners. He writes regularly for industry publications and is a regular speaker at sports events.
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