Thad Hartmann

Bio

Thad Hartmann is a corporate attorney who advises public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, corporate governance, joint ventures, spin-offs and securities offerings. He advises companies in a variety of industries, with an emphasis on sports, media, entertainment and technology. Examples of Mr. Hartmann’s representations include:

  • The PGA TOUR in its joint venture with the stockholders of EZLinks Golf, Inc. to form EZLinks Golf LLC, a leading online tee time reservation site, as well as equity and debt refinancings in connection with later acquisitions by the joint venture;
  • Yahoo! in its evaluation of strategic alternatives for the company, including the pending sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications, as well as its proposed spin-off of its interest in Alibaba Group Holding;
  • The National Hockey League in its sale of the Phoenix Coyotes franchise;
  • Minority investors in the sale of their interests in a Major League Baseball team, its regional sports network and its minor league affiliate;
  • TEAM8 in its joint venture with the United States Tennis Association and Tennis Australia, among others, to form the Laver Cup, a team tennis competition between regional teams of top professional players from Europe and the rest of the world;
  • Twenty-First Century Fox in its $80 billion proposed acquisition of Time Warner;
  • Nasdaq in its acquisitions of Marketwired, a leading global provider of news distribution services and analytics for communications professionals, and Boardvantage, a leading board portal solution provider which also specializes in leadership collaboration and meeting productivity;
  • Veritas Capital in its $2.1 billion acquisition of StandardAero, which provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aviation, military and industrial power customers;
  • Life Time Fitness, operator of approximately 115 fitness centers in North America, in its $4.2 billion acquisition by Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital;
  • Bluestem Brands, the retail operator of Fingerhut, Gettington.com and PayCheck Direct, in its $565 million acquisition by Capmark Financial Group;
  • CurtCo Robb Media, publisher of Robb Report, in its acquisition by Rockbridge Growth Equity Partners;
  • Revlon in its $660 million acquisition of the Colomer Group, a leading supplier of professional cosmetic and hair care products; and
  • Multisorb Technologies, a leading producer of sorbent products for pharmaceutical and food uses, and its stockholders in its acquisition by Summer Street Capital Partners.

Mr. Hartmann also has provided pro bono legal services to New York-based clients, including:

  • Operation Veronica, a not-for-profit supporting U.S. military troops abroad, in connection with its incorporation and tax exemption;
  • Sick Kids (need) Involved People of New York, Inc. in creating a structure and agreements for fundraising through the sale of branded jewelry; and
  • an individual in her successful appeal of the denial of Social Security disability benefits.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2010 (magna cum laude; Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review)
  • Wharton School, Certificate in Business and Public Policy, 2010
  • A.B., Princeton University, 2005 (cum laude; Executive Editor for Sports, The Daily Princetonian)

Admissions

  • New York

Thad Hartmann

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions; Sports
thaddeus.hartmann@skadden.com