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John Orbe is a corporate attorney with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities, and sports, entertainment and sponsorship matters. Mr. Orbe has significant experience with multinational and domestic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, public and private offerings of securities, general commercial transactions and corporate governance matters. He has counseled clients in cross-border transactions in Europe, Asia and North America. His sports and entertainment practice focuses on advising sports teams, players and sponsors on a wide variety of issues including general contractual guidance, ticketing advice and franchise acquisition.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Orbe served as an extern for the Honorable Catherine Perry of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. In addition, he spent time working in the sports marketing department of a NCAA Division I university, and assisted a prominent sports agency in its representation of National Football League players. During law school, Mr. Orbe served as an editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • St. Louis Sports Commission, Associate
    • Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, Young Friends
    • Focus St. Louis, member of Emerging Leaders inaugural class - Spring 2012
    • Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service, member of Junior Board
    • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney
    • Mission: St. Louis, Jobs and Leadership program volunteer
    • Missouri Bar Association 2012 Pro Bono Wall of Fame
    • Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service, member of Junior Board
    • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney
    • Mission: St. Louis, Jobs and Leadership program volunteer
    • Missouri Bar Association 2012 Pro Bono Wall of Fame
    • Mission: St. Louis, Jobs and Leadership program volunteer
    • Missouri Bar Association 2012 Pro Bono Wall of Fame
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Professional Affiliations

    • Missouri Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
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Representative Experience

Mr. Orbe’s experience has included the representation of:

  • Emerson Electric Co. in connection with numerous international acquisition and divestiture transactions;
  • Monsanto in connection with multiple acquisitions and divestitures;
  • Various public clients on over $1 billion worth of security offerings;
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) in the acquisition of an event venue focused software development company;
  • St. Louis Cardinals in connection with contract matters; and
  • A professional athlete in connection with various contract and business related matters.

Publications

  • Co-Author, "A Brief Overview on Ticket Scalping Laws, Secondary Ticket Markets, and the StubHub Effect," Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, November 2012