Of Counsel / LOS ANGELES, WASHINGTON, D.C.,
Thomson Reuters Podcast Interview
June 15, 2017
Of Counsel / LOS ANGELES, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Aaron B. Swerdlow is a transactional attorney at Gerard Fox Law with unique hands-on experience guiding entertainment and emerging technology clients with transactional, employment, and corporate law matters.
As the general counsel of a boutique sports agency for five years, Mr. Swerdlow advised professional basketball coaches and retired NBA athletes on employment, licensing, sponsorship, estate planning, and equity investment matters. He worked with high-profile coaches and sports executives, including NBA coaches, general managers, team presidents, and NCAA head coaches, and managed the agency’s internal legal matters. He has assisted clients with the development and initial launch of new businesses, while also providing advice regarding corporate formation, intellectual property, and arbitration.
Mr. Swerdlow has experience drafting and revising secured and unsecured credit and mortgage-backed lending facility agreements. He also has experience with commercial mortgage loan agreements and performing due diligence on behalf of regional banks lending to mid-market commercial and residential investors. Mr. Swerdlow’s work on complex business transactions has been nationally-recognized
in legal, business, and mainstream news publications, including Law360, USA Today, the SportsBusiness Journal, Bloomberg News, VentureBeat, the California Daily Journal, and InsideCounsel. He is the editor-in-chief of the sports law section in Matthew Bender’s quarterly treatise, Entertainment Industry Contracts, has consulted for a Los Angeles-area NCAA Division II athletic department, and regularly serves on sports law panels, including most recently at Georgetown University. He also serves as outside general counsel to numerous medium-sized e-commerce, sports management, consumer products, and educational businesses.
Mr. Swerdlow worked as in-house counsel with a venture-backed technology start-up, where he negotiated partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and worked on finance and corporate transactions, including private equity, convertible debt, and private placement transactions.
Mr. Swerdlow also worked for the athletic department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in commercial real estate development, and with two mid-sized east coast law firms. He served for four years as the Community Service Chair of the Georgetown Club of Los Angeles and maintains an active pro bono practice.
Mr. Swerdlow serves as a member of The American Lawyer’s Young Lawyer Editorial Board.