O’Melveny Represents Investor David Tepper in Acquisition of NFL’s Carolina Panthers

July 09, 2018


NEW YORK—July 9, 2018—O’Melveny represented David A. Tepper, Founder and President of Appaloosa L.P., on his acquisition of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Terms of the deal, which closed today, were not disclosed.

“We’re proud to have helped David acquire this great franchise, and know he’ll elevate it to a new level of success in the NFL,” said Chuck Baker, Sports Group Co-Chair at O’Melveny.

“It was a privilege to represent David on this historic transaction,” said O’Melveny Sports Group Co-Chair Irwin Raij. “David will be a great leader for the Carolina Panthers as the team continues to strive for—and attain—excellence in the NFL and in the community.”

Baker and Raij led the O’Melveny deal team, which spanned lawyers from coast to coast and guided Mr. Tepper through his winning bid for the team from original Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. NFL team owners voted to approve the purchase at their Spring Meeting in Atlanta.

O’Melveny’s Sports Group has more than a half-century’s experience advising a wide range of sports teams, leagues, and stakeholders, including college-level programs. The group has handled numerous billion-dollar acquisitions and dispositions of professional sports teams; cutting-edge media and licensing arrangements; stadium development, financings, and naming rights; sponsorships and endorsements; and strategic joint ventures.

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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