Michael A. Rueda
Partner | Head of US Sports and Entertainment | New York
Secretary Shauna Spinelli
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.
Represented investment fund in its private equity investment in restaurant operator and franchisor.
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 to special purpose acquisition company in connection with its initial public offering of $64 million of units.
Corporate and securities counsel to a graphite electrode manufacturing company in connection with its holding company reorganization and $700 million 'double-dummy' acquisition.
'ESPN in conversation with Michael Rueda: Managing and monetizing NIL in the US,' The Rob Dibble Show, 97-9 ESPN - January 31, 2023, speaker
'ESPN in conversation with Michael Rueda: Managing and monetizing NIL in the US,' The Rob Dibble Show, 97-9 ESPN - December 12, 2022, speaker
- 'Michael Rueda, head of US Sports & Entertainment at Withersworldwide, Sports & Corporate Law,' Life in the Front Office Podcast Presented by Suja Organic - September 2022, speaker
'High court hears NCAA appeal on student compensation', Reuters - April 1, 2021, speaker
'Explore Strategies to Help Build Your Brand', Merrill Financial Advisors, New York - December 2019, speaker
St. John's University School of Law, LL.M. in International Sports Law Practice, New York - November 2015, guest lecturer
'Practical Consideration When Bringing Players to Major League Soccer', 2015 World Sports Law Report's Sport Contracts conference, London - November 2015