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— John. P Caponigro | Henry Wineman | Eric Scheible | J. Christian Hauser | Roy Luttmann —

John P. Caponigro

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STATUS: PARTNER

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business/Corporate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Labor Relations
  • Sports & Entertainment Law

CONTACT

Frasco Caponigro Wineman
& Scheible, PLLC
1301 W. Long Lake, Suite 250
Troy, Michigan 48098
(248) 334-6767
(248) 334-0999 (fax)
jc@frascap.com

EXPERTISE/EXPERIENCE

Business Structuring, Partnership/Operating Agreements, Employment Contracts, Benefit Plan Structuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, Collective Bargaining, Dispute Resolutions, Buy-Sell Agreements, Compensation Plans, Sponsorships, Personal/Privacy Rights, Endorsements, Media Agreements (i.e., television, radio, internet, movie, journalism, recording, syndication contracts), Team Sports Contracts, Coaching Agreements.

EDUCATION AND DEGREES

  • J.D. 1982 University of Toledo – College of Law Specialization: Labor Law
  • M.B.A. 1982 University of Toledo – Graduate School of Business – Specialization: Labor Relations
  • B.B.A. 1978 University of Toledo – School of Business – Major: Industrial Relations

HISTORY WITH FIRM

  • Joined firm in 1982 after graduating from Law School and Graduate Business School in 1982
  • From 1984 through 1990, held several positions with firm client, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART), including Staff Attorney, Director of Administration, Vice President, Executive Vice President, and, ultimately, President
  • Has refined firm’s expertise in the labor, corporate, and sports & entertainment areas for its clients
  • Became a firm principal in 1989
  • Founded firm’s Sports & Entertainment division, Sports Management Network, Inc., in 1989 to provide additional services and expertise to firm’s growing list of sports and entertainment related clients

JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED

  • American Bar Association – Labor Law Section
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • National Basketball Players Association – Certified Representative
  • National Football League Players Association – Certified Representative

AFFILIATIONS

  • ACT Dealerships, Inc. – Automobile Dealerships – Board Member and General Counsel
  • AWG, Ltd. – Napa Valley, California Winery – Board Member and General Counsel
  • CATCH Children’s Charities – Member of Trustee Board
  • The Joe Dumars Foundation – Charitable Foundation – Member of Trustee Board
  • Peninsula Petroleum, LLC – Retail Gas Stations (11) and Petroleum Distributor –
    Board Member and General Counsel
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