JMBM Serves as Lead Transaction Counsel for SC Hockey Franchise Corp., in its Acquisition of the Stockton Thunder

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM), one of California’s foremost full-service law firms, served as lead transaction counsel for SC Hockey Franchise Corp., in its acquisition of the Stockton Thunder, an ECHL team that is one of the most financially successful in minor league hockey. The transaction closed on February 22, 2010. The JMBM team included Mike Steuch and Dan Grigsby.

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JMBM represents buyers and sellers in a wide variety of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Our lawyers provide start-to-finish assistance with the structuring, negotiation, documentation and closing of the deal, using the firm’s full resources for everything from due diligence to tax-efficient deal structures. We provide multi-disciplinary advice to handle all aspects of a transaction—from financing, antitrust and other regulatory approvals to structuring of employee benefits in the acquired entity. Clients get all the help they need to negotiate and prepare letters of intent, conduct due diligence investigations, structure financing arrangements and form special-purpose entities for completing the transaction. Whether the buyer is a strategic acquirer or a financial sponsor, and whether the seller is a first-transaction entrepreneur or a deal-sophisticated serial business owner, we bring the necessary expertise to the table and get the deal done.