Morgan Lewis represented former NBA Most Valuable Player James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets and his company 13 Endeavors LLC in connection with a new ownership deal for the Houston Dynamo Football Club. Locke Lord advised Ben Guill, managing partner of White Deer Energy LP on the deal.
Under the terms of the deal, Ted Segal becomes the club’s majority investor, which includes Houston Dynamo FC of the MLS, the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League, and the leasing rights to BBVA Stadium. James Harden and other limited partner investors Gabriel Brener, Oscar De La Hoya, and Ben Guill will retain minority stakes.
The Houston Dynamo Football Club is a multi-faceted organization that includes the Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, Houston Dynamo Academy, Dynamo Dash Youth, Club affiliates, and the Club’s supporters.
Morgan Lewis partners Sameer Mohan (Picture) and Baird Fogel and associate Tara McElhiney advised Harden and 13 Endeavors.
Locke Lord advised Ben Guill with a team led by Joe Perillo and Eric Larson.