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Gregory S. Torborg, Esq.

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Direct Telephone: 516.365.3890
Email: gtorborg@csglawllp.com
Education: B.A., Political Science, Columbia University, 1990; J.D., Fordham University, 1993
 Associations: Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, Sports Lawyers Association
 Bar Admissions: New York, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia
 Bio: Greg specializes in corporate transactions and sports law, including the representation of MLB clubs and the handling of the acquisition and sale of MiLB  franchises. Greg counsels entities and individuals involved in the sports industry on a variety of legal matters. He has represented 13 MLB clubs in salary arbitration and contract matters, preparing hundreds of cases and arguing numerous hearings since 1992.  Greg also advises ownership groups in the acquisition, sale, relocation and management of MiLB franchises.  Aside from his expertise in sports law, Greg has extensive experience in corporate transactional work.  He has handled numerous mergers and acquisitions on behalf of an array of clients, including companies in television/video production, public relations, sports marketing and new media, and serves as general counsel to companies, handling commercial transactions, financing agreements, licensing agreements and day-to-day business affairs. Prior to co-founding Samaan & Torborg, Greg worked in the New York law firms of Gibney Anthony & Flaherty and Herzfeld & Rubin, and worked with several MLB clubs in a variety of capacities, including providing computer scouting and statistical analysis consulting services.  He also is the co-founder of a sports management and marketing company that represents professional athletes and  broadcasters in contract negotiations, salary arbitration, marketing endeavors and immigration matters.   
Personal: Greg benefits from a lifetime of immersion in the sports  industry.  He was selected out of high school by the New York Yankees in the 1986 Amateur Draft, attended Duke University on a baseball  scholarship and later played at Columbia University.  His father, Jeff Torborg, is a veteran of more than 40 years in MLB as a player, manager and broadcaster, and both of Greg's brothers played professional baseball, one who is currently the minor league strength and conditioning  coordinator for the Chicago White Sox. Greg resides in Manhasset, NY with his wife and two children.

Andrew W. Samaan, Esq.

Member
Direct Telephone: 212.242.3100
Email: asamaan@csglawllp.com
Education: B.A., Political Science, Loyola College, 1990; J.D., M.B.A., Fordham University, 1994
Associations: Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, Sports Lawyers Association
Bar Admissions: New York, Connecticut, District of Columbia
Bio:  Andrew Samaan is an attorney with expertise in capital formation, transaction analysis, negotiation and execution.  Andrew advises clients on corporate transactions, and various other transactions from both a financial and legal perspective. Andrew also advises entities and individuals involved in the sports industry on a variety of legal matters, including the representation of investor groups and owners in the acquisition and sale of minor league sports franchises.  Aside from his expertise in representing investors and owners, Andrew has extensive experience in corporate transactional work. He has handled in excess of $5 billion in mergers and acquisitions transactions and the issuance of corporate securities on behalf of U.S. and international corporations. Andrew has advised new media companies in capital formation, intellectual property matters and on-going operations and served as counsel to a world-renowned experiential marketing company.  Prior to co-founding Samaan & Torborg, LLP, Andrew worked in various high level positions for a media content company.  Additionally, Andrew worked for Prudential Securities Inc., where he provided middle market companies with sell side, buy side and defense advisory services.  Andrew also worked as a corporate securities lawyer in New York and London and provided counsel on the issuance of corporate  securities to U.S. and international corporations.  

Personal: Andrew played soccer at the collegiate level and resides in Princeton, NJ with his wife and three children.