Cuomo Names Sports Expert to Assist State to Keep Bills in WNY

1:33 PM, Aug 9, 2012   |    comments
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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BUFFALO, NY-  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has named Irwin P. Raij, a professional sports expert to advise the state as it works to keep the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo.

Mr. Raij currently works as a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and is co-chair of the Sports Industry Team.

According to Governor Cuomo's office, Raij represented and counseled a professional sports league,  teams, owners and those planning to purchase professional sports teams.

"New York State is committed to doing all we can to keep the Bills a part of the Buffalo community, while also protecting taxpayer dollars and seeing that the team can thrive in Western New York for years to come," Governor Cuomo said. "Irwin Raij has years of experience working together with sports franchise owners, local communities, and government in sports development projects, and he will be a valuable addition to the state's efforts to keep the Bills right here in New York."

"I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate closely with the State of New York on an issue that carries both emotional and economic implications among many residents," said Raij. "Throughout this process, I plan to leverage my and the firm's collective experience on these complex and evolving issues in order to find a solution that helps keep the Bills in Buffalo."


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