Ed Schauder is Of Counsel at Nason Yeager. Mr. Schauder has more than 35 years of experience handling complex corporate and finance transactions. He has also been intimately involved in both the legal and business side of the sports and entertainment industries. At this time, he is admitted only in New York and is available to counsel clients on matters involving New York or federal law.
Mr. Schauder specializes in advising both public and emerging growth private companies in a broad range of transactions through all stages of development and capital raising
activities, including start-up financing, initial public offerings (IPOs), alternative public offerings (APOs), private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he advices companies, placement agents, underwriters and investors in connection with financing transactions.
Mr. Schauder conceived and implemented a unique concept in sports marketing. By forming entities made up of members of championship sports teams or professional athletes linked together by similar accomplishments, he created programs to protect and market their intellectual property, negotiating licensing, corporate sponsorships, endorsements and other agreements on their behalf, He has represented some of sport’s most beloved and storied teams, including the 1969 Mets, 1977 Yankees, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. He also has represented the National Basketball Retired Players Association & the 2011 World Police & Fire Games. In 1990 he co-founded the Negro League Baseball Players Association.
Recent transactions include drafting agreements for Steiner Sports with Mariano Rivera, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and Derek Jeter, and other and major endorsement and licensing deals with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Manchester City Football Club and partnership agreements with the New York Yankees, Madison Square Garden and others.
Mr. Schauder is a contributing editor and writer for Professional Sports and the Law, has taught several CLE sports seminars for lawyers on Lawline and has been a frequent television and radio guest include appearances on Good Morning America, Richard French Live and WFAN radio. He is the recipient of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2016), which has been awarded to 7 United States Presidents; World Police and Fire Games Gratitude Award (2011) for his pro bono work; and 2020 Super Lawyer for Metro New York (Corporate/Business).
Charitable and Community Service:
- In 1990, co-founded and represented the Negro League Baseball Players Association on a pro-bono basis, aimed at gaining recognition and financial assistance for members of baseball’s Negro Leagues.
- Arranged for several former Negro League players and myself to visit with President George Bush at the White House on February 19, 1992 for a Black History Month celebration.
- Represented the 2011 World Police and Fire Games, determined to give back to 9/11 first responders and its aftermath.
- Drafted and negotiated all sponsorship, licensing and commercial agreements for NBA Retired Players Association on a pro bono basis.
- Arranged to bring various large community groups to New York Met games at no charge.
- Raised over a million dollars for various charities through sports ventures.
- Currently serving as President of the Free Synagogue of Flushing, a 100- year-old Reform Synagogue in Queens.
- Currently serving as a Director of the Queens Jewish Community Council.
- Contacted to join the Board of Directors of the prestigious Jewish Community Relation Council-New York in 2019.
Areas of Practice
- New York
- Columbia University Law School, J.D. 1987
- Yeshiva University, B.A. 1984 (double major Political Science and Speech & Drama)