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Adam R Klein

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Adam R. Klein


Adam R. Klein, head of the Chicago Corporate group and the nationwide Sports and Sports Facilities practice, counsels clients nationwide on matters related to the business of professional sports. He represents clients regarding the sale and acquisition of sports franchises; compliance with, and developments in, league rules; broadcast and digital media agreements; arena/stadium matters; debt and equity financing; player issues; coach and management employment agreements; intellectual property issues; ticketing agreements; concession deals; joint venture arrangements; and sponsorship and naming rights agreements.

Adam's sports clients have included the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bulls, the Oakland Athletics, the St. Louis Blues, the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings, the Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons, the Atlanta Hawks, the Chicago Fire, the Philadelphia Union, the San Jose Earthquakes, the United Center, Time Warner Cable, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Silver Chalice Ventures. Adam also represents high net worth individuals seeking to acquire a team, arena or stadium. He also has represented Miller Brewing in NFL sponsorships and counseled the developers of high-end, multi-use properties, such as the Time Warner Center and Hollywood & Highland Center, in their sponsorship deals for such properties. His clients say "his expertise can't be overstated, he's just got so much relevant experience of sports from all sides of the table" (Chambers USA, 2012).

Adam’s corporate law practice also includes representing issuers, investment banks and investors in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He provides counseling to public companies, as well as their boards of directors, board committees and executive officers, in connection with corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, exchange offers, stockholder meetings and compliance with federal laws. He is co-author of the 2013 Handbook for Preparing SEC Annual Reports and Proxy Statements (Wolters Kluwer).

Adam is a frequent speaker at high-profile conferences on the topics of sports and corporate law.


Corporate Governance
Mergers and Acquisitions


FOCUS: Sports and Sports Facilities
Entertainment and Media Transactions


  • Chambers USA, 2011–2013
  • Super Lawyers, 2008–2011, 2013
  • Lawdragon, “New Stars, New Worlds,” 2006
  • The International Who's Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers, 2013


JD, Harvard Law School
BS, Cornell University

Bar Admissions



American Bar Association


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