Ed Schauder has more than 20 years of experience handling complex corporate and finance transactions. Ed has maintained a sophisticated corporate and finance practice, advising clients in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, public and private debt and equity offerings, PIPE transactions, leverage buyouts, SEC compliance and general corporate planning. Throughout his career, Ed has also been intimately involved in both the legal and business side of the sports and entertainment industries. Prior to joining the firm, Ed conceived and implemented a unique concept in sports marketing. By forming incorporated entities made up of members of championship sports teams or professional athletes linked together by similar accomplishments, he created programs to protect and market their intellectual property. From initial contact with the athletes to obtaining licensing rights, corporate sponsorships, endorsements, autograph memorabilia deals and appearances, Ed represented some of sports history's most beloved and storied teams, including the 1969 Mets, 1977 Yankees, 1972 Miami Dolphins, 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team, and 1986 Giants. Ed has extensive experience building and protecting sports properties and is considered an expert in sports licensing.
Ed also has significant experience representing private equity funds from the initial acquisition of a target company through the public registration of the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has been the lead attorney in the preparation and negotiation of high yield documentation and thereafter navigating the client through the initial public offering process with the SEC. He also has significant experience representing financial institutions in leveraged buyouts.
Recently Ed has represented MusclePharm Corporation in its endorsement agreements with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods and Johnny Manziel. He has also represented Steiner Sports in its exclusive memorabilia agreements with Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Carmelo Anthony and Patrick Ewing, among others, and its team sponsorship and partnerships with the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, the Brooklyn Nets and Madison Square Garden.
Sports and Entertainment Experience
Charitable and Pro Bono Representations
JD 1987 Columbia University Law School
BS 1984 Yeshiva University
Speaking Engagements / Other Activities
Ed has appeared on "Good Morning America" and numerous sports cable network shows and has been a frequent guest on WFAN Radio. He has been featured and quoted in numerous sports industry periodicals and national newspapers and magazines. Ed is also on the editorial board and is a frequent contributor to Professional Sports and the Law, a periodical that is distributed to General Counsel of major sports leagues and their franchises and the Sports Litigation Alert. Ed is also a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Sports Lawyers Association.
Mr. Schauder is proficient in Hebrew.