Greg is an attorney who specializes in corporate and sports law. Greg has worked in the area of salary arbitration since 1992, preparing hundreds of cases on behalf of 15 MLB clubs. In 2006, Greg successfully argued the landmark salary arbitration hearing in which the Nationals defeated All-Star Alfonso Soriano, who was seeking a then record $12 million salary, and since has tallied victories against Jose Berrios, Eugenio Suarez, Kendall Graveman, Kyle Gibson, Shelby Miller, Jarrod Parker, John Patterson, Felipe Lopez and Johan Santana. Greg counsels clients involved in the sports industry on a variety of legal matters, including ownership groups in the acquisition, sale and relocation of professional sports franchises. Greg attended Duke University on a baseball scholarship and is a graduate of Columbia University and the Fordham University School of Law.
Andrew is an attorney who also holds an MBA in finance. Andrew has worked with Excalibur on salary arbitration matters since 2008 and also advises entities and individuals involved in the sports industry on a variety of legal matters, including the representation of investor groups and owners in the acquisition and sale of professional sports franchises. Andrew has extensive experience in corporate transactional work, handling in excess of $5 billion in M&A transactions and issuance of corporate securities on behalf of U.S. and international corporations. Prior to joining Excalibur, Andrew held various high level positions for a media content company, worked for Prudential Securities Inc., where he provided middle market companies with sell side, buy side and defense advisory services, and also worked as a corporate securities lawyer in New York and London.
Chris is an attorney who has worked with Excalibur in the area of MLB salary arbitration since 2008. During his time with Excalibur, Chris has prepared more than 100 case presentations and participated in multiple hearings, including club victories over Eugenio Suarez, Kendall Graveman, Kyle Gibson, Shelby Miller, Jarrod Parker and Felipe Lopez. Chris also served as an intern in the MLB Labor Relations Department from May 2008 through December 2008. With the Labor Relations Department, Chris assisted in the slotting of players within specific salary groups and formulated preliminary player salary recommendations. Aside from his sports law experience, Chris practices in the areas of real estate, trusts and estates and municipal law. Chris also has extensive experience in the gaming industry, including lobbying and government affairs.
Jim is an attorney who has argued more than 20 MLB salary arbitration cases since 1999. Jim has successfully argued hearings versus Jose Berrios, Eugenio Suarez, Kendall Graveman, Shelby Miller, Jarrod Parker, Felipe Lopez, John Patterson, Alfonso Soriano, Johan Santana, Bruce Chen, Danny Graves, Osvaldo Fernandez, Steve Parris and John Hudek. Jim's forte is the analysis of comparable players and their relative performance statistics and salaries. Aside from his sports law experience, Jim regularly handles securities arbitrations and mediations and is an adjunct professor at the Fordham University School of Law.
Matt is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Licensing Professional who has worked with Excalibur in MLB salary arbitration since 2008. Matt also provides litigation support and expert witness testimony to Federal, State and local jurisdictions nationwide in cases involving merger-related litigation, business valuation, patent infringement, fraud and lost compensation. Matt is frequently called on as a valuation and damages expert for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has provided valuation services for major sports entities, including MLB and NFL franchises.
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