Robert C. Maysey
Rob Maysey is an experienced
litigation attorney. Rob practices in all areas of commercial real estate,
including the representation of private investors and
developers in the
acquisition, sale, development,
financing of office buildings,
industrial parks and other projects.
Rob has considerable experience in
representing borrowers in the negotiation of a wide variety of commercial real
estate lending transactions. His practice also includes representation of both
buyers and sellers in the negotiation of purchase and sale contracts, as well as
both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of ground, office, retail,
industrial and other commercial leases and subleases.
In addition to real estate transactions, Rob represents
clients in various corporate transactions including the creation of corporate
entities, asset and stock purchase transactions, negotiating and drafting
employment and non-compete agreements, and in the development of franchise
Rob also regularly represents clients in civil litigation
matters including business
disputes, real estate disputes,
appeals, condemnation actions,
valuation actions and business torts.
Rob is licensed to practice in Arizona, California and
Minnesota (voluntarily inactive). He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Politics (with honors) from Whitman College and a J.D. from Cornell Law
School. Rob was a Washington State Finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship and a
member of the Whitman College Varsity Baseball team.
For more than 10 years, Rob has been actively involved
in all facets of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) industry, assisting athletes and agents
in litigation matters and in negotiating agreements. Rob has written extensively
on a variety of topics affecting MMA athletes, including the need to apply the
Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act of 2000 (the "Muhammad Ali Act") as amended, to
the sport of MMA. Rob testified before the California State Assembly in support
of a bill to extend similar legal protections enjoyed by boxers to mixed martial
artists. Rob also testified before the California State Athletic Commission in
support of enhanced regulation for the protection of amateur mixed martial
Rob was a panelist on the ESPN "Outside the Lines"
television program regarding pay for MMA athletes and was the featured speaker at a
legal symposium on sports and law at the West Virginia College of Law. His
work was cited in the West Virginia Law Review. Rob has been featured in the
York Times, the Los Angeles Times, SI.Com, ESPN.com, The New Republic,
New York Business and numerous other media outlets.