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Vancouver Buys Some Lawyers

02/23/2007 at 1:29pm EST
The Vancouver Canucks are playing well (and even when they're not, they're winning games) and it's invited some new fans to the game. The kind who wear nice suits and can afford the boxes, in fact.Yesterday, from the Vancouver Sun (via Kukla's):
One big fan, law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, is doing even more - putting money where there cheers are . The firm, Vancouver’s largest, today announced it has entered into a long-term sponsorship agreement with Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment, owner of the Canucks, which the firm called the first agreement of its magnitude between a law firm and a western Canadian National Hockey League team.In return, Fasken Martineau gets branding presence at the games, and takes on the title “official legal counsel to the Vancouver Canucks and General Motors Place.”
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Great news, new team sponsors... but wait just one second. A law firm??? Perhaps they're not the first one to sponsor an NHL team, but given what is likely to be a huge investment, I can't help but think that as the "official legal counsel to the Vancouver Canucks" and GM Place, they expect to recoup some snazzy legal fees for their sponsorship.Wonder if there are any more Vancouver lawsuits coming up in the near future? Although the ones we already know about might be enough to keep any top law firm happy for a while as it is.Incidentally, their website doesn't claim to practice either sports law or criminal law. Seems like an unreasonable limitation in this business somehow...

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