Tim Browne represented the National Basketball Association (NBA) in its efforts to bring the 2020 NBA All-Star Game to Chicago, marking the first time NBA All-Star Game will be hosted in Chicago since 1988. In addition to the All-Star Game, which will take place at the United Center, the NBA’s annual marquee event will feature a week’s worth of events taking place at other landmark venues throughout the city, including Navy Pier and the newly opened Wintrust Arena. As part of his representation, Tim was the primary lawyer for the NBA in its negotiations on agreements with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Sports Commission, SMG, the Chicago Bulls and operators of the various basketball arenas, with a particular focus on the event and venue licenses and related sponsorship, marketing and city services components of the overall deal.
Representation of the NBA for 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago
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