New York partner recognized for cutting-edge work at the intersection of sports, media, mobile betting, and the emerging market for non-fungible token collectibles.
Frank Saviano advises on complex and business-critical corporate matters in the sports and media industry.
Mr. Saviano counsels leading participants in the sports and media industry ranging from major sports leagues, professional sports teams, and team owners to private equity firms, financial institutions, sports media networks, and sports-adjacent companies. Mr. Saviano regularly advises on:
- Professional sports franchise investments, acquisitions, and sales
- Sports and media-related M&A
- Media rights
- Joint ventures
- Strategic investments
- Sponsorships and other significant commercial transactions
- Arena and stadium development
- Sports gambling transactions
- League governance and rules
Mr. Saviano currently serves on the firm's Pro Bono Committee.
Mr. Saviano has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the sports industry by a number of publications, including Variety (which named him in its 2017 Dealmakers Elite list and 2019-2020 Dealmakers Impact Report), Leaders in Sport, Chambers USA, Law360, The Legal 500, Euromoney, Sports Business Journal (which selected him for the publication’s Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame, after naming him to the Forty Under 40 list for 2015, 2018, and 2019), and The National Law Journal 2021 who named him as a NLJ Trailblazer for Sports, Gaming & Entertainment Law.