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Overview

Overview

Jamie Eisenberg Katz is co-chair of the firm’s Business and Commercial Transactions group and a member of the firm’s Sports Law, Gaming, and Facilities practice, bringing broad transactional legal experience to the firm’s clients. She has represented a diverse client base handling legal matters involving corporate, contract, and transactional law, sports law, commercial real estate acquisitions, sales and leases, and civil arbitration.

Jamie has represented businesses and its owners across various industries on life-cycle issues, from the entity formation stage, navigation of operational arrangements and contracts during its growth, as well as owner “divorces.”  She has also advised numerous start-up technology companies on corporate, contract, and technology matters.

As counsel to a major sports franchise and other sports and entertainment-related enterprises, she has handled transactional and contractual legal matters affecting all aspects of the sports and entertainment industry, such as: league compliance and team operational matters; radio and telecast broadcasting agreements; advertising and sponsorship agreements; stadium leases, stadium development, and commercial leases; concession agreements; event and facility agreements; vendor contracts; ticketing agreements; commercial financing arrangements; intellectual property in licensing agreements and trademark matters; employment and talent agreements.

Notable Representations

As counsel to a major sports franchise and other sports and entertainment-related enterprises, Jamie has handled transactional and contractual legal matters affecting all aspects of the sports and entertainment industry, such as:

  • League compliance and team operational matters
  • Advertising and Media – radio and telecast broadcasting agreements; advertising and sponsorship agreements
  • Real Estate/Venue Management – stadium leases, stadium development, and commercial leases; concession agreements; event and facility agreements; vendor contracts; ticketing agreements;
  • Commercial financing arrangements
  • Intellectual Property – licensing agreements, trademark matters
  • Employment and talent agreements

Jamie has advised Ripken Baseball in a number of matters, including the transactions related to the development of The Ripken Experience™ at Disney World®. She also represents the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the Preakness Stakes® and Pimlico Race Course in a wide variety of commercial matters. Jamie has been counsel to a consortium of rental car companies operating at the Consolidated Rental Car Facility located at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for over a decade.  She also represented a regional skilled nursing and rehabilitation company in the acquisition of more than a dozen skilled nursing facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as its acquisition financing and refinancing arrangements.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Amusement Tax Not So Amusing To Restaurant Industry”, co-authored with Laurence Levitan, Esq., The Maryland Bar Journal Volume XXXVII, Number 3 (May/June 2004)