Josh Fisher is a member of the firm's Transactions and Sports & Entertainment Client Service Groups. He focuses his practice on the analysis, negotiation and documentation of change of control transactions for businesses ranging from startups to publicly-traded companies. Mr. Fisher’s sell-side experience includes transactions in the areas of agricultural technology, mobile gaming, energy and aerospace component manufacturing. He has represented purchasers in fields including third-party logistics, data storage technology and distilling. Mr. Fisher’s transactions experience includes representation of franchisors, private equity firms, family-owned businesses, high-net-worth individual investors and entrepreneurs.
Mr. Fisher regularly represents closely-held companies on formation and governance issues, including the structuring of businesses often comprised of multiple classes of equity with distinct rights, preferences and investment goals. He has significant experience representing a franchisor in the investment advisory space. In this role, he counsels on both operational and acquisitive matters.
Mr. Fisher’s experience in the firm’s Transactions group blends with his work in its Sports & Entertainment group. He has represented companies in the procurement of celebrity endorsements, the development of a film label and the international distribution of film and television rights. While at the firm, he has researched and published on secondary market game and event ticket sales, focusing on the relationship between sports teams and event promoters, on one hand, and ticket brokers and resellers, on the other. A member of the firm’s Social Media Committee, Mr. Fisher has presented on the impact of new media on sports and entertainment organizations, with particular reference to the immediate-impact nature of Twitter and similar media.
Mr. Fisher has additional experience in sports business and media. He created the website DodgerDivorce.com [now hosted at www.dodgerdivorce.blogspot.com] and, from 2009 through 2011, regularly contributed to national television, radio and print outlets on issues related to the ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball franchise. From this experience, Mr. Fisher developed relationships with prominent sports business leaders, public relations and crisis management professionals and influential sports commentators.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fisher worked as an extern for the late Judge Nancy C. Dreher of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. He also interned at Wells Fargo Capital Finance while an undergraduate.
Bar and Court Admissions
University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 2011
University of Kansas, B.S., 2008
Co-Author, "A Brief Overview on Ticket Scalping Laws, Secondary Ticket Markets, and the StubHub Effect," Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, November 2012 (with Eric Schroeder, John Orbe and John Bush).