International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that over 90 sports industry leaders and executives participated in the 8th Annual Ivy Sports Symposium, one of the global sports industry’s premier conferences, at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA. Dorsey & Whitney sponsored the Symposium.

Speakers included Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, President of Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons’ Dennis Mannion, Madison Square Garden President, Dave Howard, NBA President of League Operations, Joel Litvin, YES Network President and CEO, Tracy Dolgin and ESPN Analyst and Managing Partner of The Leverage Agency, Jay Williams.

Lynnette Slater Crandall, partner at Dorsey & Whitney and one of the lead attorneys working with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on the financing for the new Vikings Multi-Purpose Stadium project ($1 billion) in Minneapolis, participated in one of the highlights of the Symposium--a panel discussion on Sports Finance with Daryl Jones, Co-Owner Phoenix Coyotes, Andrew Kline, Founder and Managing Director, Park Lane and Jeff Bennett, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Raptor Sports Properties.

Dorsey & Whitney has a long history of advising clients throughout the sports industry in matters relating to the purchase and sale of teams, team relocations, league formation, trademark, copyright and brand management, licensing, stadium naming rights, arena and stadium financing, venue lease issues, venue agreements, and all other related legal issues. For more information regarding Dorsey’s sports practice, contact partner and team leader, Stuart Goldfarb.