Coblentz provides our sports franchise clients a full range of representation through our corporate, real estate, litigation, tax, and intellectual property practices, offering creativity and commitment that matches our clients’ contributions.
California is home to many national and international sports franchises, and we’re proud to serve as real estate and corporate counsel to one of the most prominent: the San Francisco 49ers. The work we’ve done for the 49ers and its affiliates includes large, complex, and seemingly impossible deals: everything from an ownership reorganization to major real estate and land use counsel to advising on complex property and income tax issues.
In addition to the San Francisco 49ers, we continue to advise multiple iconic California sports franchises. We served as lead real estate counsel to help the San Francisco Giants (China Basin Ball Park Company LLC) overcome enormous challenges to build Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park), the highly acclaimed 43,000 seat ballpark in downtown San Francisco, and we continue to work alongside the Giants’ general counsel on a variety of matters, including serving as lead land use and real estate counsel to Giants affiliate Seawall Lot 337 Associates in the $1.6 billion Mission Rock mixed-use development adjacent to Oracle Park. In Southern California, we are lead counsel to Murphy’s Bowl, LLC, the development entity for the LA Clippers NBA basketball franchise, in its proposed $1 billion, 18,000 seat state-of-the-art basketball arena and event center in Inglewood.