Peter Zern

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Peter Zern

Peter Zern

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Peter Zern’s practice focuses on the sports industry where he represents clients in a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and media, sponsorship, naming rights, apparel and other commercial matters. Mr. Zern also has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings outside of the sports industry.

Within the sports industry, Mr. Zern regularly counsels sports leagues and governing bodies such as MLB, the NBA, NFL, NHL and UFC, the US Olympic Committee, the American Athletic Conference and a range of others in connection with acquisitions and other team transactions, debt and equity financings, stadium construction and renovations and a range of governance matters. In addition, Mr. Zern regularly works with these clients on media rights and sponsorship transactions as well as a host of other commercial transactions.

In addition to league work, Mr. Zern also regularly advises teams, team owners and prospective owners and investors in connection with acquisitions and divestitures, financings, media rights and commercial matters. He represents both lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured financings.

Pro Bono

* Representation of an Independent Advisory Committee, chaired by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, in connection with its examination and recommendations regarding the governance of the US Olympic Committee.

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Washington, DC, United States

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Peter Zern
Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1998
AB
Class of 1995
Career History
Partner
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Transactions
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Los Angeles Clippers, Inc. /Ballmer purchases Los Angeles Clippers, Inc.

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Littlejohn & Co. LLC, Contech Engineered Solutions LLC purchase Imbrium Systems, Inc. from Monteco Ltd.

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Guggenheim Baseball Management LP purchases Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc. from Major League Baseball Blue, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2013
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2012
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2012
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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