NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Warren Friss, an Ingram alumnus who joined The Topps Company in 1995, returned to Ingram Yuzek with significant experience in business and commercial transactions and a special concentration in licensing and intellectual property matters. Warren was one of the original members of Ingram Yuzek when it was founded in 1989.
At Topps -- a leading sports and entertainment company best known for its baseball cards and Bazooka bubble gum -- Warren served as General Counsel, launched the Topps Internet Division, and in 2005 became the VP, General Manager of the company's Sports & Entertainment Division. Under Warren, this Division experienced dramatic growth and success, ultimately leading to the sale of Topps to Michael Eisner's Tornante Company.
"Warren's perspective and experience with corporate matters from both sides of the table make him a valuable addition to our team. We are delighted to have Warren back in our line-up," said Dan Carroll, a founding partner of Ingram Yuzek. Warren's experience includes: mergers & acquisitions, business start-ups, partnerships and LLCs, buying and selling businesses, joint ventures, sports and entertainment licensing, product licensing, sponsorships and promotions, personality rights, commercial disputes, trademarks and copyrights, employment matters, finance transactions and intellectual property law.
In his roles at Topps, Warren was responsible for a broad range of legal and business matters including the negotiation of transactions with all of the major sports leagues, WWE, The Estates of Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth, Disney, LucasFilm, Hershey Foods, Universal, Walmart, Target, 7-11, Amazon and eBay, among others.Warren began his legal career at Shea & Gould after graduating from The University of Pennsylvania School of Law. About Ingram Yuzek Based in New York City, Ingram Yuzek provides a broad range of transactional and dispute resolution services to sophisticated clients across the globe. For more information, visit www.ingramllp.com. SOURCE Ingram Yuzek