ERIC GEFFNER serves as a trusted advisor to clients, representing public and private companies and investors in connection with mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, co-investments, joint ventures and other general corporate matters, with a focus on sports, entertainment, and media.
Eric represents professional sports teams in a number of major U.S. professional sports leagues and sports related start-ups, including in connection with day-to-day operations, equity financings, sponsorship deals, licensing deals, stadium deals, and other commercial matters. He also represents individuals, groups, and private equity firms on investments in, and acquisitions of, major professional sports and e-sports teams and expansion teams.
Entertainment and media clients of Eric’s include leading film and television studios, independent production companies, innovative content distributors, and a live entertainment conglomerate, whom he guides through strategic growth investments, buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, joint ventures, and day-to-day business operations.
Eric also represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies on buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, including cross-border and carve-out transactions. He brings a unique perspective to M&A transactions, having advised clients regarding various issues relating to intellectual property, technology, privacy and data security, including in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and secured financings. He also has experience drafting and negotiating license agreements and technology transfers arising out of joint ventures and M&A transactions.