Robert E. Leib J.D., LL.M

Bob LeibBob Leib has a legal and accounting background and began independent consulting in June 1999. His Mequon, Wisconsin-based Company provides business and financial advice to sports and entertainment clients as he had over a 22-year career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen, LLP where he had global responsibility as the lead tax partner in Andersen's Professional Sports Industry Group reporting to the World Wide Head of Tax.

His experience is extensive and has covered a wide range of services to teams and facility owners in MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS. He has also worked extensively with facilities, teams and municipalities at all levels of minor league hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer rendering feasibility and tax opinions in connection with this work. Specialties include team and league transactions from both the initial tax and financial structuring to being the lead advisor in team sale and acquisition negotiations. He has also acted as an intermediary in representing both buyer and seller of team interests, and league expansions. His responsibilities have included assisting counsel with document preparation and negotiating contract terms as well as performing valuations conforming to AICPA a standards for acquisition value and allocation of purchase price for tax and financial accounting purposes as well as litigation support and tax controversy representation.

Bob earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1973). He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of La Verne College of Law (1976) and a Masters of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law (1977). Bob was admitted to practice law in California. His professional career with Arthur Andersen, LLP included stints as a tax professional in their Boston, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee offices. Bob is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Sports Law Institute (NSLI) of Marquette University Law School, and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Valuation and Tax Aspects of Professional Sports. He has lectured on the valuation of professional sports teams at Marquette Law School, the Institute of International Research, and The Wisconsin Bar and American Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Committees. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Tax Section of the Wisconsin Bar from 1990-1995 and is an appointee to the American Bar Association State and Local Tax Committee and Sports and Entertainment Forum.