Peter Zern’s practice focuses on the sports industry where he represents clients in a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and media, sponsorship, naming rights, apparel and other commercial matters. Mr. Zern also has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings outside of the sports industry.
Within the sports industry, Mr. Zern regularly counsels sports leagues and governing bodies such as MLB, the NBA, NFL, NHL and UFC, the US Olympic Committee, the American Athletic Conference and a range of others in connection with acquisitions and other team transactions, debt and equity financings, stadium construction and renovations and a range of governance matters. In addition, Mr. Zern regularly works with these clients on media rights and sponsorship transactions as well as a host of other commercial transactions.
In addition to league work, Mr. Zern also regularly advises teams, team owners and prospective owners and investors in connection with acquisitions and divestitures, financings, media rights and commercial matters. He represents both lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured financings.