Michael A. Rueda

Partner | Head of US Sports and Entertainment | New York

Secretary Shauna Spinelli


Track record

NBA Team Investor and Family Office

Advised a private investor and family office in connection with US $100M+ investment as part of the consortium purchasing a majority stake in the NBA's Charlotte Hornets from NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.

Loan facility

Advised luxury goods online retailer in connection with loan facility.

Venture capital fund

Serves as outside counsel to venture capital fund in connection with fund formations, portfolio company investments, establishing ancillary businesses.

International wine brands

Advises multiple international wine brands on U.S. corporate and commercial activity.

Former athlete and TV personality

Advised former athlete and television personality in connection with establishing 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Investment fund

Represented investment fund in its private equity investment in restaurant operator and franchisor.

Andrea Pirlo

Advised Italian soccer player Andrea Pirlo and his agent in connection with his transfer from Juventus FC to Major League Soccer, negotiating on the player's contract and image rights.

Securities counsel

Securities counsel to special purpose acquisition company in connection with its initial public offering of $64 million of units.