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Russell Benjamin Hedman

Senior Associate

Russell Benjamin Hedman

Russell Hedman leads and negotiates complex M&A and investment transactions around the world, with a particular focus on sports teams and entertainment venues. From rapidly paced buyouts to long-term international joint ventures, Russell's combination of experience and enthusiasm has made him a trusted advisor to clients across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Russell is also passionate about supporting small and medium-sized businesses and regularly advises local startups and investors. An active contributor to the Denver community, Russell sits on the board of directors of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, where he chairs the policy committee and works closely with local lawmakers. He is also engaged in Denver's music and artist communities through his role as a director at Youth On Record.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Russell practiced in the New York and Hong Kong offices of an elite international law firm. His broad range of training and experience includes a rotation at the Tokyo office of Japan's largest corporate law firm and post-graduate study in international finance at Hong Kong University.

Russell graduated from Harvard Law School in 2011, where he served on the academic affairs committee of the Harvard Black Law Students Association. He also co-founded the Harvard Caribbean Law Association.

Representative experience

Advising Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding's acquisition of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center. 

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.

Representing KRG Capital Partners and certain of its portfolio companies in numerous platform and add-on transactions.

Representing a Colorado-based energy company in a sophisticated structured-sale transaction valued at over US$100m.

Representing an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle startup through multiple rounds of financing and other corporate transactions.

Advising the 3M Company on its US$1.037bn acquisition of the Polypore separations media business.

Representing a major Japanese conglomerate in a joint venture manufacturing project based on the United States, valued at US$1bn.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2011
  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado
  • New York

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Expert Interview – M&A in the U.S. Healthcare Industry: Regulatory and Negotiating Issues

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