Spyros Arsenis

Of Counsel / LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK,

Area of Specialization

  • Sports Law
  • Real Estate
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2002
  • New Jersey, 2002

 


Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law, LL.M in International Sports Law Practice, 2016
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor, St. John’s University Law Review, 2001
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, M.S. in Financial Markets and Trading, 1997

Publications

  • Suggestions on Making the European System of Football Work Better, World Sports Advocate (December 2016), available for download here.
  • Major League Soccer (MLS)—The Method to its Madness, European Professional Football Leagues Legal Newsletter, No. 3 (January 2017), available for download here.
  • St. Louis Cardinals Found Vicariously Liable for Hacking, World Sports Advocate (February 2017), available for download here.
  • How to Revamp College Sports' Antiquated System, The Sports Esquires (March 16, 2017), available here.

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer, SPORTS LAW IN THE U.S.A., Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE) - Global Master in International Sports Law (Madrid, 2017)


Fun Fact

  • Lived in Greece.
  • Avid Chicago Sports fan and weekend warrior

Spyros Arsenis

Of Counsel / LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK

Spyros Arsenis concentrates his practice in sports law, real estate financing (representing both lenders and borrowers), office/retail leasing, corporate financing and lending, and banking and financial services.

Prior to joining Gerard Fox Law, Mr. Arsenis spent the first 14 years of his legal career working at a number of large law firms, including Holland & Knight LLP and Sullivan & Worcester LLP, representing clients in a diverse set of transactional matters with particular expertise in:  commercial real estate financing (acquisition, construction, project and mezzanine), representing both lenders and borrowers, purchase and sale of real estate, representing landlords and tenants in leasing transactions for offices, shopping centers and other retail uses, hospitality and food and beverage transactions.

Mr. Arsenis’s highly focused passion for the sports industry and his keen and acute insight into the nuances of this unique specialty area has also resulted in successfully applying his wide ranging and diverse transactional practice to the business of sports.

Mr. Arsenis earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2001, where he served as a Staff Member of the St. John’s Law Review. He received his LL.M in International Sports Law Practice in 2016 and has also earned a M.S. in Financial Markets and Trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1997.

Away from work, Mr. Arsenis enjoys discussing and quizzing anyone who would listen on baseball trivia.

Mr. Arsenis is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association.

Mr. Arsenis is fluent in Greek.

Representative Client Work Includes:

  • Representation of World Ranked Professional Golfer in multi-million dollar endorsement deal;
  • Representation of World Ranked Tennis Player in the negotiation of a licensing agreement;
  • Multiple representation of athletes in the negotiation of their respective players’ contracts;
  • Multiple representation of coaches in the negotiation of their respective employment agreements;
  • Multiple representation of athletes in the negotiation of appearance agreements;
  • Representation of Sports Venue owner in the negotiation of a facility-use agreement;
  • Representation of lender in the financing of a $465 million acquisition of luxury retail property;
  • Representation of lender in the financing of a $130 million acquisition of a Class A hotel;
  • Representation of lender in the financing of a $68 million acquisition of a warehouse building on the West-side of Manhattan;
  • Representation of lender in the refinancing of a $220 million loan on standing shopping center in Beverly Hills;
  • Representation of lender in the refinancing of a $145 million loan on an office building in Manhattan;
  • Representation of lender in the refinancing of a $173 million loan on an office building in Manhattan;
  • Representation of developer in connection with a $35 million construction loan and $6 million mezzanine financing;
  • Multiple representations of lessors, lessees, lenders, borrowers in multi-million dollar cross-border financing of aircraft, vessel and railcar transactions;
  • Representation of landlords in the negotiations of Class-A office leases, including built-to-suit leases, of between 100,000 and 300,000 square feet in major U.S. metropolitan locations, including New York City and Los Angeles;
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in the negotiation of “big box” retail leases;
  • Representation of a corporation in the multi-million dollar sale of a New York “medallion” limousine company.

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