Doc Bodensteiner, Partner

Doc Bodensteiner advises public and private companies and investors on mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financings and other transactions and corporate matters. He is a leading lawyer in the media industry and is experienced in other industry sectors. He is a results-oriented lawyer focused on adding business value who has successfully completed hundreds of deals.

His notable transactions include representing:

iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel) in numerous matters, including its:
- acquisition of hundreds of radio stations to build the nation’s premier national radio group
- $5 billion sale and exchange of radio stations in connection with the largest-ever radio merger
- divestitures of radio stations to dozens of buyers for strategic and regulatory purposes
- $119 million acquisition of Metro Traffic, the national traffic business of Westwood One, then a Gores Group company 
Emmis Communications in numerous matters, including its:
- $1.24 billion sale of 16 television stations to seven separate buyers
⋅ $110 million Los Angeles radio station programming and purchase option transactions with Grupo Radio Centro
⋅ $96 million New York programming and intellectual property sale transactions with ESPN and YMF Media
⋅ acquisition of a magazine publishing business
Barnstable Corporation in numerous matters, including its:
 - $145 million term, revolving and incremental loan facility with a syndicate of lenders, including Bank of Montreal, Wells Fargo Bank, SunTrust Bank and General Electric Capital Corporation 
- $252 million sale of 19 radio stations in various markets to six separate buyers 
Leading media companies in national deals, including:
- CBS, Fox and other television group owners in a spectrum relocation transaction with Sprint for hundreds of stations
- the HD Radio conversion transaction with iBiquity Digital involving 21 leading broadcast groups and thousands of stations
- a transaction with Google Inc. to create an automated advertising system for 675 radio stations
The Greenspun Corporation in certain matters relating to its ownership and operation of the Las Vegas Sun newspaper
Mission Broadcasting, Inc., an owner and operator of 20 television stations, in its credit facilities and other matters
Meredith Corporation, an owner and operator of 15 television stations, in its acquisition of television stations in certain markets
University of Southern California in its acquisition of radio stations for its public radio network
Other companies and investors in numerous credit facilities and other debt and equity financings and investment transactions

 Recipient, Best Lawyers - Communications Law  — 2020


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District of Columbia, 1987
Nevada, 1986


J.D. with Honors, George Washington University Law School, 1986
B.S., University of Nevada, 1983


Communications & Video Accessibility
Corporate & Commercial Transactions
Media Content & Distribution
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