Baker and Raij Named Among The American Lawyer’s 2019 “Dealmakers of the Year”March 25, 2019
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NEW YORK—March 25, 2019—The American Lawyer named O’Melveny partners Charles “Chuck” Baker and Irwin Raij to its prestigious 2019 “Dealmakers of the Year” list. The special feature spotlights the “lawyers whose work on mergers and acquisitions, financings, public offerings and more truly stands apart from the crowd.”
Baker and Raij, co-chairs of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group, were honored for their work representing investor David Tepper in his successful acquisition of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. As Am Law observed, Baker and Raij are on the “short list of go-to lawyers” when sports teams change hands.
“A team of 32 O’Melveny attorneys guided Tepper from his winning bid to closing within 60 days,” Am Law noted in its profile. “In the end, the deal closed with the record sum for a professional sports team: $2.275 billion.”
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