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Former Professional Hockey Player Secures $160,000 So He Can Start His Own Business

Burns Funding, an alternative funding company started by serial entrepreneur Peter J. Burns III, is fulfilling the dream of a former National Hockey League player, determined to transition from accomplished professional athlete to successful entrepreneur. Houston native Blair Stewart played ten years of professional hockey, much of it in the world’s most prestigious professional hockey…
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Hogan Lovells Guides NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Owner Jeffrey Vinik in Groundbreaking Private Equity Investment

A team from global law firm Hogan Lovells advised the Tampa Bay Lightning and its owner, Jeffrey Vinik, in one of the first private equity investments in National Hockey League (NHL) history. The Tampa Bay Lightning are current back-to-back winners of the NHL’s Stanley Cup, having won the finals by defeating the Dallas Stars in…
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Sports Lawyer Alex Sinatra Named Executive Director of PHF Players’ Association

The Players’ Association of the Premier Hockey Federation has elected Alex Sinatra as their executive director, effective immediately. The players interviewed a diverse pool of candidates and landed on Sinatra for the role. She succeeds Anya Packer, who previously held the position until becoming the general manager of the Metropolitan Riveters earlier this year. “I…
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Veteran Team General Counsel Phil Weinberg Passes Away Suddenly

Phil Weinberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Comcast Spectacor, has passed away at the age of 66. His death was unexpected as he was reportedly recovering from hernia surgery. Weinberg was also a cancer survivor. Weinberg provided direct oversight of all legal affairs surrounding Comcast Spectacor including the Wells Fargo Center arena and…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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NHLPA and NHL Agree to Long-Term Exclusive Trading Card License Extensions with Upper Deck; NFT Products Planned

The National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have announced that each have agreed to long-term extensions of their licenses with The Upper Deck Company to be the exclusive licensed manufacturer of physical trading cards. Upper Deck, which has maintained NHL and NHLPA trading card licenses since the 1990-91 season,…
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John Tortora Named Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club

The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that John Tortora has been named the club’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. A graduate of Seton Hall University, where he earned both his bachelor’s and JD, Tortora has spent the previous decade in various executive roles with the San Jose Sharks, ascending to Co-President before his…
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Personal Injury Law Firm Signs Agreement With LA Kings and Ontario Reign to Be the Official Personal Injury Law Firm of Both Teams

Movagar & Yamin Personal Injury Lawyers (M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers) has entered into a new strategic marketing partnership with AEG, one of the world’s leading sports and live entertainment companies, to become the official personal injury law firm of both the LA Kings (NHL) and Ontario Reign (AHL) sports franchises. The multiyear agreement, brokered by…
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Returning to School Sports Runs Low Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Say Experts

As students head back to school this fall, sports medicine physicians with Loyola Medicine say the risk of COVID-19 exposure among student athletes is low. According to Nathaniel Jones, MD, a sports medicine physician for Loyola Medicine, “Indoor contact sports and football see slightly increased risk of transmission, but the overall risk remains minimal, and…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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