Spyros Arsenis is a counsel in the Real Estate and Commercial Leasing Groups. His practice focuses on office and retail leasing, where he represents both lenders and borrowers; corporate financing and lending and sports law.
Spyros also represents clients in a diverse set of transactional matters, including leasing transactions for offices, shopping centers and other retail uses. In addition, he handles commercial real estate financing, including acquisitions, construction, project and mezzanine loans. Spyros has represented both lenders and borrowers in the purchase and sale of commercial real estate and in hospitality, and food and beverage transactions.
In addition to real estate and commercial leasing, Spyros has focused a significant portion of his practice representing clients in the sports industry. His acute insight into the nuances of this specialty area has resulted in successfully applying his diverse transactional practice to the business of sports.
- Represented landlords in the negotiations of Class-A office leases, including built-to-suit leases, of between 100,000 and 300,000 square feet in major U.S. metropolitan locations, including New York City and Los Angeles
- Represented landlords and tenants in the negotiation of “big box” retail leases
- Represented world ranked professional golfer in multi-million-dollar endorsement deal
- Represented world-ranked tennis player in the negotiation of a licensing agreement
- Represented multiple athletes in the negotiation of their respective players’ contracts
- Represented multiple coaches in the negotiation of their respective employment agreements
- Represented multiple athletes in the negotiation of appearance agreements
- Represented sports venue owner in the negotiation of a facility-use agreement
- Represented lender in the financing of a $465 million acquisition of luxury retail property
- Represented lender in the financing of a $130 million acquisition of Class A hotel
- Represented lender in the financing of a $60 million acquisition of a warehouse building on the west side of Manhattan
- Represented lender in the refinancing of a $220 million loan on standing shopping center in Beverly Hills
- Represented lender in the refinancing of a $145 million loan on an office building in Manhattan
- Represented lender in the refinancing of a $173 million loan on an office building in Manhattan
- Represented developer in connection with a $35 million construction loan and $6 million mezzanine financing
- Represented multiple lessors, lessees, lenders, borrowers in multi-million dollars cross-border financing of aircraft, vessel and railcar transactions
- Represented a corporation in the multi-million-dollar sale of a New York “medallion” limousine company
Prior to joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Spyros was special counsel at Meister Seelig & Fein LLP.
- St. John’s University School of Law. LL.M., International Sports Law, 2016
- St. John’s University School of Law. J.D., 2001
- Staff Member, St. John’s Law Review
- Illinois Institute of Technology. M.S. in Financial Markets and Trading, 1997
- Sports Lawyers Association
- “How to Revamp College Sports Antiquated System,” The Sports Esquires, Mar. 16, 2017
- “St Louis Cardinals’ Found Vicariously Liable for Hacking,” World Sports Advocate, Feb. 2017, quoted at 19
- “Major League Soccer (MLS) - The Method to its Madness,” European Professional Football Leagues, EPFL Legal Newsletter – #3, Jan. 2017
- “Suggestions on Making the European System of Football Work Better,” World Sports Advocate, Dec. 2016
- Lecturer, SPORTS LAW IN THE U.S.A., Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE) — Global Master in International Sports Law (Madrid, 2017)
What I do when I'm not practicing law:
I enjoy quizzing anyone who listens on baseball trivia.