Mr. Pacitti has more than 20 years of broad-based commercial legal and
business experience. In addition to individual transactions, Mr. Pacitti
acts as outside general counsel for numerous businesses, across many industries.
This breadth of legal and business acumen provides valuable insights and
guidance to Mr. Pacitti's clients in legal, business or transactional
environments and cuts across several legal disciplines. In addition to
traditional commercial and business transactions, Mr. Pacitti has developed
a sophisticated concentration in negotiating and preparing trademark,
copyright and rights of publicity licensing agreements for high-profile
clients and organizations, such as Shaquille O'Neal, Hulk Hogan, Andre
Agassi and Stefani Graf and the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation and
Stefani Graf's Children for Tomorrow. He has represented the Pure
Management Group in its successful quest to bring Dick's Last Resort,
Lucky Strike, Trader Vic's and the Pussycat Dolls Lounge to Las Vegas.
He negotiates celebrity appearances for various nightclubs and entertainment
venues and was instrumental in finalizing agreements with Mariah Carey,
Nicky Hilton, Adam DJ AM Goldstein, Nick Lachey and many others.
In the field of sports and entertainment law, Mr. Pacitti represents world
champion boxers, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, Lightweight
Champion Frankie Edgar and WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, as well
as several other athletes, managers, media, promoters and sponsors in
the growing mixed-martial arts industry. He also represents some of the
world's most famous celebrity impersonators and has negotiated, documented
and overseen numerous television, movie, music and theatre productions.
Mr. Pacitti is a member of the advisory board for the University of Baltimore
School of Law Center for Sport and the Law and speaker for the ABA Young
Lawyers' IP and Sports section.
In addition, he has negotiated license agreements with the Ultimate Fighting
Championship (UFC), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), the Professional
Bull Riders Tour (PBR), World Series of Poker, Planet Hollywood as well
as, Elvis Presley Enterprises and the Frank Sinatra Estate.
Mr. Pacitti also handles hotel and private equity transactions. Over the
course of his career, he has participated in well over $1 billion in hospitality
property acquisitions nationally, as well as an extensive array of transactions
affiliated with the hospitality industry.
Mr. Pacitti previously served as of counsel to one of Nevada's largest
and most prestigious law firms; top legal officer at a dynamic fast-rising
supplement and energy drink company serving that company during a period
of unprecedented expansion in the supplement and beverage industries;
a full spectrum sports and entertainment company and a national hotel company.
- New York
- New Mexico
- U.S. Tax Court
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York, New York, New York
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Honors and Awards
- United States Small Business Administration Regional Director's Award
- Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Advocate
of the Year Award
- Professional Associations and Memberships
- Member, Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada, Member
- Director, Taxation Section of the State Bar of New Mexico
- Member, Advisory Board, University of Baltimore School of Law Center for
Sport and the Law
Pro Bono Activities
- Lied Animal Shelter
- Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation
- Children for Tomorrow
- Delta Theta Phi
Areas of Practice
Tax, Intellectual Property, including trademark prosecution and licensing,
Real Estate, Sports & Entertainment, Estate Planning, Business Entity
Formation, Operation, Reorganizations, Acquisition, Disposition and Dissolutions,