Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented Leslie Alexander and his affiliated entities, in connection with the sale of the Houston Rockets NBA team and its interest in the Toyota Center to Houston businessman Tilman J. Fertitta and his affiliated entity, Fertitta Entertainment, Inc.
Mr. Alexander acquired the Rockets in 1993 for US$85 million. Fertitta's investments include the Landry's restaurant group and Golden Nugget casinos and hotels. Fertitta is also the host of reality show "Billion Dollar Buyer" on CNBC.
The White & Case team that advised on the transaction included: New York: John Reiss, Dan Latham, Ipek Candan Snyder, Hannah H. Lee and Rosalia Martinez Rial (M&A); Gregory Owens and Arthur Nahas (Bank Finance); John Olivieri (Private Clients); Henrik P. Patel, Jeffrey Ii and Arian Mossanenzadeh (ECB); Arlene Arin Hahn and Chris Hinman, (IP); Steven Lutt and Julianne Prisco (Real Estate); David Dreier and Tomer Dorfan (Tax); Seth Kerschner and Laura Mulry (Environmental); Los Angeles: Roberto Kampfner and Aaron Colodny (Restructuring); Washington, DC: Rebecca Farrington and Choi Li (Antitrust).
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