Matthew E. Eisler | Denver | Hogan Lovells

Matthew E. Eisler

Partner Corporate & Finance

Eisler Matthew

Matthew E. Eisler
Eisler Matthew
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Matt Eisler is a globally recognized transactional attorney in the sports, entertainment and technology sectors. Named a "Sports and Betting MVP" by Law 360, a “Power Player” by Sports Business Journal, and a “Sports, Gaming, and Entertainment Trailblazer” by National Law Journal, Matt leads a diverse team of over 100 lawyers across 15 offices worldwide.  As global head of the Sports sector, the group has been named Law 360 “Sports and Betting Group of the Year” for three of the last four years. 

Matt pioneered private equity investments in a number of different professional sports teams on behalf of both private equity investors and teams. He has represented multiple billionaires in connection with record-breaking sports transactions, including Joe Tsai, Mikhail Prokhorov, Rob Walton, Carrie Walton-Penner and Greg Penner, and a high-profile consortium led by Josh Harris.

Matt is also the go-to M&A partner for companies such as Oracle, Roku, and UnitedHealthcare. He has an extensive list of transactions for strategic companies and private family funds, utilizing his transactional foundation to complete complex joint ventures, acquisitions, and strategic investments for some of the largest companies in the world. 

In addition to Matt’s global sports leadership role, he is deputy head of the Hogan Lovells’ Americas Corporate & Finance practice and is responsible for driving the firm’s strategic vision and ensuring growth across all KPI metrics.  

Matt is a nationally recognized thought leader, frequently sought out by national and international publications for his market leading experience and insights, presenting and writing on topics regarding sports and the law, including published articles, speaking events, and webinars.  He also likes to think that the Colorado Rockies will win the World Series in his lifetime.

Representative experience

Advising Oracle on its US$28 billion acquisition of Cerner Corporation, a leading provider of digital information systems used within hospitals and health systems.

Representing a consortium led by Josh Harris in the acquisition of the NFL’s Washington Commanders for US$6.05 billion, the highest value sports franchise transaction in U.S. history.

Representing the Walton-Penner Family on the US$4.65 billion acquisition of the NFL's Denver Broncos, the second highest value ever paid for the acquisition of a professional sports team.

Representing the NBA San Antonio Spurs in a strategic investment from Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm, and Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies.

Representing the NBA San Antonio Spurs in connection with the repurchase of equity interests from 13 investors and a related reorganizational transaction.

Advising Joe Tsai, co-founder of Alibaba Group and owner of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the National Lacrosse League (NLL) San Diego Seals, in the purchase of a new expansion Las Vegas-based NLL team.

Advising Arctos with its approval to be an NBA Member, and its acquisition of a minority interest in the Golden State Warriors, the first transaction in the NBA involving a private investment fund.

Advised Mikhail Prokhorov in an agreement to sell full ownership of the Barclays Center and his 51% controlling interest in the Brooklyn Nets to an entity controlled by Joe Tsai.

Advising Roku, Inc. (Roku) on its acquisition of TOH Intermediate Holdings LLC, owner of "This Old House," America's No.1 TV home improvement show.

Advising Roku on its acquisition of Quibi Holdings, LLC, owner of world class content backed by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman.

Advising the National Football League in connection with a number of matters, including sponsorship and data related advice.

Advising Oracle on its landmark acquisition of the naming rights to the San Francisco Giants parka Major League Baseball stadium, now known as Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

Advising Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding's sale of a 49.9 percent interest in the Brooklyn Nets to Joe Tsai and his family fund, Blue Pool Capital.

Advising Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding's acquisition of the Brooklyn Nets from Forest City Ratner.

Advising Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding's acquisition of the Barclays Center from Forest City Ratner.

Advising Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding's acquisition of a majority interest in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Advising Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment on the acquisition and renovation of the historic Webster Hall entertainment venue in New York City.

Advising Anschutz Entertainment Group on its acquisition of a joint venture interest in HDNet (now AXS TV).

Advising Clarity Media Group, Inc. on the asset purchase of the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Advising Optum360, LLC in connection with a multi-party reorganization transaction.

Advising Oracle on its acquisition of Nor1, a hospitality technology company.

Advising Oracle on its acquisition of Pixology Limited, a UK technology company and owner of the "Sauce Video," a content creation and sourcing solution.

Advising Dynamic Food Ingredients Corporation (DFI), a food-tech company, on its cross border joint venture with leading sugar producer Mitr Phol Group at a $500m valuation.

Advising WellMed Medical Management on its take-private acquisition of Texas-based physician group USMD (formerly, NASDAQ:USMD).

Advising UnitedHealth Group on its acquisition of MedExpress, operator of (at the time) 141 urgent care facilities.

Advising Optum on its acquisition of MedSynergies, a revenue cycle management company serving more than (at the time) 9,000 care providers across the United States.

Advising Revelstoke Capital Partners on its acquisition of Career Step, a medical education company, including several related bolt on transactions.

Representing Vention Medical, formerly a Mountaingate Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of RiverTech Medical and FastForward Medical.

Advising Persistent Energy Group on a pro bono basis on its acquisition of Impact Energy, a solar solutions company.


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, 2007
  • B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with honors, 1999
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Colorado
  • New Jersey
  • New York