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"Mark has the rare gift of translating complex legal issues into concepts that non-specialist clients can readily understand."
Albert Einstein has described taxes as one of the hardest things in the world to understand. Mark Weinstein's passion for game theory helps him deliver a practicable understanding of taxes when solving his client's most complex multijurisdictional tax problems. For him, tax planning is a game of strategy and not chance. Mark uses his long experience and practice as a tax lawyer to create tax minimization strategies for clients to adopt in their businesses.
As a valued advisor and strategist to the world's largest sports, media, and entertainment conglomerates, Mark regularly conceives operating and financing structures designed to respond to his clients' pressing challenges. Favorably recognized by his peers from both the tax and corporate law bars, Mark has been known for bringing distinctive business acumen to legal problem-solving. As the architect of many widely publicized deals, he is not afraid to issue change orders to mitigate tax risks to the commercial objectives of his clients.
Experienced in structuring the purchase and sale of highly valued businesses and in structuring multiparty and cross-border joint ventures, Mark acts as a first chair in structuring, negotiating, and concluding complex arrangements among many of the largest companies in the world. In addition to his representation of gold-star clients in the sports, media & entertainment industries, he has represented global clients in the apparel, engineering, exempt entities, financial services, gaming, government, real estate, and technology businesses. Over the years, he has crafted many tax-efficient strategies and structures for these enterprises and the executives and professionals who manage and/or own them. Mark also develops strategies for fund investments coming into and going out from the U.S. and has assisted in the structuring and restructuring of multiparty lending and financing structures.
"Mark Weinstein is deemed a very shrewd tax lawyer who remains a reputable and dominant name for work for media companies around the world."
An iconic entertainment global conglomerate as lead outside tax counsel for over 25 years.
Roku as lead outside tax counsel for over 10 years.
AEG Presents on tax matters related to their entertainment, sports, venues, and related assets portfolio including its combination with SMG, acquisition of Promowest Productions, and sale of HDNet.
Tax counsel in support of the launch of many international channels including STAR India, Fox Sports Int’l, National Geographic Channel, Fox Soccer, Fox Deportes, and Cinecanal, among others.
Village Road Show Entertainment Group on the sale of a controlling interest to the company’s current financial partners and follow-on film securitizations.
The Walton-Penner Family on the US$4.65bn acquisition of the Denver Broncos from the Pat Bowlen Trust, the highest value ever paid for the acquisition of a professional sports team.
Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding on both its purchase of the Brooklyn Nets from Forest City Ratner, and sale to Joe Tsai and his family fund, Blue Pool Capital.
The NBA San Antonio Spurs on its strategic investment from Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm, and Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies.
The Tampa Bay Lightning and its owner Jeffrey Vinik, in connection with a minority investment by Arctos Sports Partners, one of the first private equity investment transactions in NHL history.
Miami Beckham United, LLC and its majority owners Jorge and José Mas in connection with the recapitalization of Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami CF.
ICC Cricket as tax counsel in connection with its successful bid to host the 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup.
USA Rugby as tax counsel on its successful effort to bringing the 2031 Men's Rugby World Cup and the 2033 Women's Rugby World Cup to the United States as the hosting nation.
ID Logistics on its acquisition of Kane Logistics in the U.S.
Beijer Ref AB, a Swedish heating ventilation company, on its US$1.275bn acquisition of Heritage Distribution Holdings from Gryphon Investors, representing Beijer’s first U.S. transaction.
Hunger Rush and its executive management and other investors on the sale of HungerRush, LLC by the CapStreet Group to Corsair.
- LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1984
- J.D., The State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School, cum laude, 1981
- B.S., New York University, magna cum laude, 1978
- New York
- Member, Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers
- Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association
- Member, Tax Section, New York State Bar Association