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Proskauer Rose LLP

11 TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 969 3000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 969 2900
Email:
Web:
www.proskauer.com

Jon H Oram

Tel:
Work (212) 969-3401
Email:
Proskauer Rose LLP

Work Department

CORPORATE

Position

Jon Oram is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member of the Sports Law Group. Jon has represented the NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, ATP Tour and others. Jon advises professional sports teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals and others. Jon has counseled a variety of teams and owners seeking to develop sports facilities, and has advised clients on many large naming rights transactions. He represents borrowers and financial institutions in sports-related transactions.


United States: Finance

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Within: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

The ‘cost conscious’ team at Proskauer Rose LLP acts for a variety of not-for-profit clients in the sports, healthcare and arts and entertainment sectors. Partners from the firm’s sports, media and entertainment department have been retained by the National Hockey League (NHL) in a complex dispute with the former owner of the Arizona Coyotes, Jerry Moyes, and the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ tax lawyer Amanda Nussbaum has been assisting the NHL in connection with the league’s expansion to Las Vegas. Nussbaum and corporate partner Jon Oram have also been serving as legal counsel and strategic adviser to the Los Angeles 2024 Exploratory Committee. In the healthcare space, Richard Zall has been assisting clients in matters including joint ventures, collaboration agreements and investment management. The firm’s dedicated ERISA litigation team represents nearly half the religious healthcare entities being sued in a wave of litigation by ‘church plan’ participants. The labor and employment team acts for a number of not-for-profit clients, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Jewish Committee. David Miller joined the tax team from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in 2016. All partners named are based in New York. In May 2017, Roger Cohen joined Goodwin.

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United States: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Sport

By far the best in the business, with unmatched industry knowledge and depth of relationships’, Proskauer Rose LLP provides a ‘phenomenal’ service to all of the ‘big four’ leagues. Joseph Leccese (‘one of the best known and well respected in the business’) and Jon Oram (‘talented, creative and dedicated’) advised the National Hockey League (NHL) on its $500m deal with a Bill Foley-led consortium to create a team in Las Vegas. Leccese also advised KKR on its role in the WME IMG-led $4bn purchase of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In the disputes space, Bradley Ruskin represented the NHL in litigation, which settled, against the former owner of the Arizona Coyotes concerning the club’s insolvency procedure and a proposed unauthorized sale to a buyer seeking to relocate the franchise to Hamilton, Ontario. Other clients include the exploratory committee for Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympic bid and Nascar, which the firm advised on its transition to a quasi-franchise ‘charter’ model. Howard Ganz handles big-ticket labor matters. The above named ‘responsive and efficient’ attorneys are all are based in New York.

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