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Sports and Entertainment Law

Stone & Magnanini LLP attorneys have exceptional experience in representing clients in the sports and entertainment worlds. For 3 years, Managing Partner David S. Stone served as outside general counsel for YankeeNets, litigating and winning several key cases to preserve the New York Yankees’ broadcast rights. Away from the courthouse, Mr. Stone has produced off-Broadway shows, including the critically-acclaimed production Frankenstein – the Musical. Mr. Stone serves on the boards of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Paley Center.

Sports & Entertainment Law matters in which Stone & Magnanini LLP attorneys have participated include:

  • winning an arbitral award for the YES cable network in the form of a long-term carriage agreement for New York Yankee games with Cablevision with the effect of increasing the YES network’s enterprise value by $1.5 billion
  • successfully pursuing a claim against the Madison Square Garden Network to recover the New York Yankees’ television and media rights and enable formation of YES Network
  • representing Village Roadshow Entertainment-a major motion picture company