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Eric Greenberg

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Mergers & Acquisitions and Telecommunications, Media & Technology Groups

Position

Eric Dodson Greenberg is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Career

Mr. Greenberg's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt financings, joint ventures, and licensing transactions with particular experience on transactions in the digital media, broadcasting, and communications sectors. He is regarded for his focus on transactions involving FCC regulatory regimes or issues specific to the media and telecommunications sectors. He is also known for innovative transaction structures that synthesize commercial considerations with communications and media regulatory, technology, and industry issues. He has participated in some of the most significant recent broadcast M&A transactions on both the buy- and sell-sides, representing The Allbritton family in the pending sale of its equity interests in Perpetual Corporation, the parent company of Allbritton Communications Company, and Charleston Television, LLC, including seven ABC Network affiliates, covering approximately 5% of the U.S. TV households, and NewsChannel 8, a 24-hour cable/satellite news network serving the Washington, D.C. market, to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., for $985 million, Gannett Co., Inc. in connection with its merger with Belo Corp., a leading broadcast television company with twenty network-affiliated stations, and related restructuring transactions valued at approximately $2.2 billion, LIN Media in its $334M station acquisition from New Vision Television and Barrington Broadcasting in its $370M sale of its station group to Sinclair Broadcasting. He has also advised Bank of America and Wells Fargo on communications regulatory issues relating to media transactions, including BofA’s $1.2B debt financing of Cogeco Cable’s acquisition of Atlantic Broadband. In the digital media realm, Greenberg also advised LIN on a series of strategic investments in HYFN and Dedicated Media.

Member

Member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and New York Bar Associations.

Education

George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1991 (High Honors); Tufts University, B.A., 1986 (cum laude)


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is ‘excellent at solving deal issues from start to finish’ and provides ‘diligent efforts with common sense solutions’, advising on a range of matters including M&A, construction, finance, environmental issues, joint ventures, fund formation, development, leasing, land use and zoning and real estate litigation. The firm acts for commercial and investment banks, public and private pension funds, life insurance companies, developers, big-box retailers and institutional landlords. Los Angeles-based Richard Mendelson advised John Hancock Life Insurance Company on various matters including a $500m loan and acquisition of four properties, while New York-based John Napoli advised Workspace Property Trust on a $1.28bn loan from JP Morgan Chase. Peter Korda co-chairs the firm’s national structured and real estate finance practice group and the New York real estate department. Boston-based Andrew Shure and Eric Greenberg are also recommended, alongside Washington DC-based Thomas Galli and Cynthia Mitchell in New York. Robin Freeman and Mitchell co-lead the firm’s healthcare real estate and finance practice, Freeman is also chair of the San Francisco real estate department. In March 2018 Michael Rechtin joined the Chicago office from Baker McKenzie LLP and now chairs the firm's data center services practice group.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Paul Hastings LLP is noted for representing broadcasters in matters regarding new technologies, as well as matters requiring novel legal approaches. Department head Eric Greenberg is an experienced transactional lawyer, while Sherrese Smith is the key contact for clients requiring regulatory advice. Smith and Greenberg recently acted for ION Media with a series of innovative transactions arising from the FCC's incentive auction. Associate Andrew Erber is experienced in the regulatory aspects of broadcast transactions, and assisted Greenberg and Smith in their work for ION Media. Smith handles work for Cox Media regarding its expansion into new areas of content delivery - alongside cybersecurity expert Behnam Dayanim - as well as advising the National Association of Broadcasters on issues connected to the emergence and deployment of new broadcast technologies. Other key clients for the practice include 21st Century Fox, Nexstar Communications, and Univision Communications. Employment lawyer Carson Sullivan is also a member of the interdisciplinary group and defends AT&T in employment cases.

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Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

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Eric Greenberg - Paul Hastings LLP

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Paul Hastings LLP's 'top-notch transactional practice' is noted for its work in broadcast transactions, particularly those involving spectrum issues. Eric Greenberg heads the transactional group, and forms a 'great team' with regulatory key contact Sherrese Smith, both bringing 'strong skills' in their respective specialisms. The firm recently acted for FirstLight in connection with its the financing of its acquisition of fiber optic networks, with Greenberg working alongside associate and transaction specialist Andrew Erber. Other highlights for the firm included its representation of Hemisphere media in its joint ventures with Univision communications in the mainland and Puerto Rican markets, its advice to the Royal Bank of Canada on the financing of Standard Media's acquisition of a television station portfolio from Tribune media, as well as handling 21st Century Fox's proposed $1bn acquisition of television stations due to be spun off in Sinclair Broadcast Group's acquisition of Tribune Media, terminated along with the main deal. A key recent mandate for the firm was its work with ION media on the acquisition of expiring broadcast licences in the wake of the FCC's incentive auction, expanding ION's portfolio through a first-of-its-kind series of transactions.

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