Rick Offsay, Co-Chair of the firm’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice, provides strategic advice to clients on a full spectrum of complex transactions across the entertainment, sports, and media industries.

Mr. Offsay combines sophisticated industry knowledge with a deep understanding of the businesses of both investors and strategics to help clients navigate:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic joint ventures and capital raises
  • Financing transactions
  • Complex commercial arrangements

He devises creative transaction structures to help clients maximize opportunities and deploy capital across geographies and in a wide range of industry sectors, including film, television, and other content production, financing, and distribution; live events; music; sports; and digital and interactive media. 

Mr. Offsay serves on the firm’s Mentoring Committee and previously was on the Diversity Leadership Committee.

Mr. Offsay’s experience includes representing:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Content Partners in film and television library acquisitions
  • Endeavor in its US$21 billion merger of UFC and WWE
  • Endeavor in its US$775 million sale of a majority interest in Endeavor Content to CJ ENM
  • Endeavor in acquisitions and investments involving Asylum Entertainment Group, Barrett Jackson and Reigning Champs
  • Entertainment Studios (Allen Media Group) in acquisitions of multiple broadcast television stations
  • Houston Rockets in the acquisition of AT&T SportsNet Southwest with the Houston Astros
  • JTBC/SLL in acquiring a majority interest in Wiip, a production company founded by CAA
  • Legendary Entertainment in its sale to Dalian Wanda
  • MarVista Entertainment in its sale to Fox Entertainment
  • Mediawan in acquiring a controlling stake in Plan B, Brad Pitt’s content production company
  • MGM in its US$8.45 billion merger with Amazon
  • MGM in its acquisition of full ownership of EPIX from Lionsgate, Viacom, and Paramount
  • Silver Lake Partners in acquiring TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company
  • Shamrock Capital in multiple film, television, and music catalog acquisitions
  • Sonar Entertainment in its sale to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
  • Univision Communications in its bankruptcy acquisition of assets of the Gawker Media Group

Strategic Joint Ventures and Capital Raises

  • AGBO, the independent production studio led by directors Joe and Anthony Russo, in its formation and financings
  • Amazon in its pending investment in Diamond Sports Group
  • Brad Weston in his arrangement with Entertainment One to create Makeready, a global content production company
  • Carlyle Credit in investing in Litmus Music, a platform formed to acquire and manage music assets
  • Mattel in multiple cross-border strategic investments and joint-ventures
  • Media Res in its investment from Redbird IMI
  • MGM in forming production company UAMG with producer Mark Burnett and subsequently acquiring full ownership of UAMG
  • Participant Media in its joint venture with DreamWorks Studios and Steven Spielberg to form Amblin Partners
  • Shamrock Capital in its investment in SaveLive, a live events platform that partners with iconic venues and promoters
  • Silver Lake in its strategic investment in Shadowbox Studios, a premium operator of soundstage facilities
  • Skydance in its arrangements with the NFL to create a joint venture focused on premium sports content
  • Skydance Media in its capital raise transactions with KKR, CJ ENM, and Redbird Capital
  • Univision in several joint venture arrangements, including its investment in and media rights arrangement with mixed martial arts promoter Combate Global
  • Warner Bros. in investing in Spyglass Entertainment and PictureStart, as well as its joint venture with Universal Pictures to form Studio Distribution Services

Financing Transactions

  • Amblin Partners in its senior secured credit facility
  • An international production company in its senior secured and mezzanine financings 
  • Boatrocker Studios in its senior secured credit facility
  • Carlyle Credit in its senior secured financing with Park County, the producer of South Park and Book of Mormon
  • HPS Investment Partners in providing debt financing for CVC’s investment in Ligue 1
  • HPS Investment Partners in a debt financing for a leading independent music company
  • HPS Investment Partners in its financing for Iconic Artists Group
  • Legendary Entertainment in numerous senior credit, mezzanine, and single-project financings
  • Skydance Media in its senior secured credit facility
  • STX Entertainment in its senior secured and mezzanine financings

Complex Commercial Arrangements

  • Amblin Partners, MGM, and Makeready in output distribution arrangements with major studios
  • Illumination Entertainment in its arrangements with Nintendo and Universal Pictures in connection with the Super Mario film franchise
  • Legendary Entertainment in a wide range of single and multi-project co-production and distribution arrangements
  • Mattel and Tencent Pictures in co-production arrangements with major studios and streaming platforms
  • The International Olympic Committee in major broadcast and new media license agreements
  • Univision in its strategic licensing arrangements with Grupo Televisa
  • Yoozoo Pictures in its arrangements with Netflix for a tentpole sci-fi series

Certain matters handled prior to joining Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2009
  • BA, Harvard University, 2005