Ivan D. DeutschPartner
Ivan Deutsch is a partner in the Firm’s General Practice Group. He has extensive experience advising owners of closely held and family-owned businesses in planning, restructuring and related transactions, particularly in connection with issues regarding succession planning and the generational transition of family-owned businesses and enterprises in the real estate and other industries. Mr. Deutsch also handles transactions involving the professional sports and media industries, including stadium and arena developments, stadium, arena and franchise acquisitions and sales, financings, sponsorships, joint ventures and restructurings, as well as corporate and not-for-profit governance matters.
- Abrams Capital Management in the sale of Netrality Data Centers to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners IV.
- ATL Investco in the purchase of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise.
- Frank McCourt in the $2.15 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team out of bankruptcy to Guggenheim Baseball Management.
- The Heyman family in numerous transactions including the $3.2 billion sale of International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP) to Ashland Inc., and the acquisitions of Braas Monier Building Group and Icopal Holding.
- Madison Square Garden Companies, in connection with various arena and franchise-related developments and financings.
- New York Football Giants in connection with ownership, financing and NFL matters.
- New York Football Giants and New York Jets, in connection with matters related to their professional football stadium known as MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
- Office of the Commissioner Major League Baseball (MLB) and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) in numerous transactional and governance matters, including in connection with MLBAM’s formation of BAMTech, MLB’s digital streaming technology business, BAMTech’s partnership with Eurosport, and the acquisition by the Walt Disney Company of a minority ownership interest in BAMTech, as well as Disney’s subsequent acquisition of a majority interest in BAMTech.
- San Francisco Giants, in connection with their stadium and related Major League Baseball matters.
- Giants Development Services in connection with its contemplated multi-purpose real estate development project at Mission Rock in San Francisco.
- Pritzker family members and related entities in the restructuring of the family’s domestic and foreign assets and subsequent transactions.
- Tishman Speyer Properties in connection with various transactional matters.
- An international consortium of investors (the Goldman Sachs Whitehall Funds, the Niarchos and Agnelli families and David Rockefeller) in the sale of Rockefeller Center.
- Yeshiva University in transactional and internal governance matters.