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Proskauer Rose LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299
United States
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Wayne D. Katz is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department, specializing in the sports industry.

Wayne’s experience includes the representation of the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League in their various corporate matters, including team ownership transfers and team financings. Major transactions he has worked on for the leagues include the NBA’s purchase and sale of the New Orleans Hornets; the NBA’s grant of expansion franchises to Toronto, Vancouver and Charlotte; the NHL’s grant of expansion franchises to Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus and Minnesota; the NBA’s $3.6 billion League-wide credit facility; and the formation of the Women’s National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Development League.

He also has worked on several proposed and completed acquisitions and sales of National Football League and Major League Baseball teams, including the sale of the Miami Marlins, Jimmy Haslam’s purchase of the Cleveland Browns, Jeffrey Lurie’s purchase of the Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Wood Johnson IV’s purchase of the New York Jets, Jeffrey Loria’s purchase of a controlling interest in the Montreal Expos, and Ted Lerner’s purchase of the Washington Nationals.