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Spectrum News Syracuse (Central New York): Sports Consultant on Where Things Stand Now on Bills Stadium Negotiations

September 30, 2021

Empire State Development has announced a contract with O’Melveny to negotiate plans to build a new stadium for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. O’Melveny partner Irwin Raij, who played a role in negotiating the team’s current lease, will serve as lead negotiator. “Irwin is one of the most accomplished and experienced lawyers in the country on these kinds of sports facility developments having represented both sides,” said Marc Ganis, President of Sportscorp, the consulting firm involved in the matter. “He’s represented teams. He’s represented governments. That’s an important perspective to have so you know what the other side is thinking as well as what the considerations are the government should be taking into account.”

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