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Smith Moore Leatherwood welcomes new attorney

30th August 2017

MSI's South Carolina and Georgia law member Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Jonathan Fine.

Fine will be working with the firm’s infrastructure and development practice group out of the Charlotte office.  Fine will also work closely with the firm’s business practice group, with a particular emphasis on sports business matters.

Fine advises a myriad of sports industry clients, primarily in the areas of venue development, ownership transfers, financing, sponsorship and marketing, media rights, intellectual property, government affairs and public relations. In addition to more than 20 years representing teams, owners, athlete representatives, public entities and industry members as outside counsel, he has served as general counsel to teams in the NBA and NHL.

Additionally, Fine guides clients through the state and local regulatory and political landscapes, helping them navigate administrative hearings, public-private contract negotiations, and the procurement of economic development incentives. He is well-versed in corporate law, advising clients with debt and equity financing arrangements, asset-purchase agreements, facility lease and/or development agreements, as well as a broad variety of contracts involving media relationships, intellectual property licensing, venue management and service agreements. Fine is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Emory University School of Law.