Marc Samuel is a corporate attorney with extensive experience in the media, sports, higher education, communications and technology industries. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, lending and other transactional matters.
Mr. Samuel regularly advises both emerging and established businesses with respect to their growth and liquidity strategies, negotiations with investors and strategic partners, licensing agreements, commercial relationships and employment matters. He also counsels professional athletes, mainly in the National Football League, in evaluating and executing a wide variety of business ventures.
Mr. Samuel began his career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York from 2004 – 2008. He also had a professional football career as a kicker, during which time he was under contract with the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League and several Arena Football franchises.
- Representation of Media General in connection with the sale to Berkshire Hathaway of 63 daily and weekly newspapers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama and associated digital assets.
- Representation of a bidding group for the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise and Dodger Stadium.
- Representation of AutoTrader.com in connection with its acquisition of Kelley Blue Book.
- Representation of Cox Enterprises in connection with its sale of a minority equity interest in AutoTrader.com to Providence Equity Partners.
- Representation of Cox Communications in connection with the creation and financing of a joint venture with Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. to operate the Travel Channel.
- Representation of Sandler Capital Management and WaveDivision in connection with the sale of WaveDivision to Oak Hill Capital Partners, GI Partners and WaveDivision’s executive management.
- Representation of The Inspirational Network in connection with its sale of the Halogen TV network to Participant Media.
- Representation of Cox Media Group in connection with its sale of radio stations to SummitMedia and Connoisseur Media.
- Representation of Core180, a telecom network integrator, in connection with its merger with an affiliate of Harris Corporation and the spinoff of Core180’s remaining business lines.
- Representation of Tak Investments in connection with its acquisition of paper mill facilities in Franklin, Virginia from International Paper Company.
- Representation of a not-for-profit university in its proposed sale to a private equity investor, conversion to a for-profit university and separation from an affiliated service provider.
- Representation of Michael Willner and Sidney Knafel, founders of Insight Communications, in connection with their acquisition of a controlling interest in Penthera Partners, a developer of mobile video and other mobile-centric software applications for smartphones and tablets.
- Representation of AEA Investors in connection with its acquisition of Southwest Florida College.