We served as main counsel on the recent Columbus Crew acquisition by a private investor group led by Dee and Jimmy Haslam (Crew SC Holdings), including with respect to its negotiations with Major League Soccer and the prior ownership group (Precourt Sports Ventures), as well as Crew SC Holdings’ corporate formation and dealings with its minority investors.
Purchase of Columbus Crew (MLS)
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