Travis Leach
Travis Leach

Travis J. Leach

Partner

leacht@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5444
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Travis J. Leach focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on public offerings, private placements, corporate governance matters, Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents a number of public and private companies in a variety of matters.

Mr. Leach is Co-Practice Leader of the Emerging Growth and Private Capital Group and the firm's Sports Practice. He counsels professional sports organizations, ownership groups, athletes, coaches, and entertainers in contract and licensing negotiations and various other individual and collaborative business ventures.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Earl H. Carroll, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2003-2004

Representative Matters

Securities Offerings

  • Represented publicly held companies in public and private offerings of debt totaling more than several hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Represented publicly held companies in public offerings of common stock and preferred stock
  • Represented public companies in SEC compliance and reporting obligations

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented sellers in the $150 million sale of a bakery to a publicly held strategic purchaser
  • Represented sellers in the $140 million sale of an injection molding company to a publicly held strategic purchaser
  • Represented a publicly held corporation in its acquisition of a private manufacturing company
  • Represented buyers in the $27 million sale of assets to a publicly held manufactured home company
  • Represented the majority owner of a professional sports franchise in the purchase of a franchise



Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association

Sports Lawyers Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named by The M&A Advisor as a winner of its Emerging Leaders Award, Legal Advisor category, 2017 

Recognized in the Phoenix Business Journal's 40 Under 40 class in 2016

Named a Top Lawyer in Arizona for business/corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities/corporate finance in multiple editions of Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business

Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star," multiple years

Publications

"4 Tips for Getting Off to a Good Startup," Arizona BigMedia, April 19, 2017 

Author of chapter titled "Wide World of Sports Law: Keeping up with the Corporate Takeover of Sports," in Understanding Sports Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating the Wide World of Sports Law: Contracts, Employment, Wealth Management, and Intellectual Property, published by Thomson Reuters' Aspatore Books for the Inside the Minds™ series, 2014

Speaking Engagements

"The Sports Industry in 2025: Regulatory, Revenue and Reputational Issues in the Future of Intercollegiate and Professional Athletics," Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's First Annual Conference: Sports Law and Business Program, March 12-13, 2015

"Liability and Other Legal Issues Surrounding the Management and Treatment of mTBI Patients of All Ages," Third Annual Current Topics in Sports Medicine & Concussions Symposium, March 13, 2013

Panelist, "Collective Bargaining Agreements" and "Concussions and Sports Litigation," Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Third Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law, October 22, 2012

"Concussions in Sports," Mayo Clinic Symposium, September 2012

Panelist, "Collective Bargaining Agreements – The Big 4" and "Sports Agent Regulation,"Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Second Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law, November 5, 2011

Community Activities

Fiesta Bowl Committee

Board Memberships 

Arizona Technology Council

Arizona Governor's Council on Spinal and Head Injuries

Arizona Coyotes Foundation

Veteran Tickets Foundation (national nonprofit, nongovernmental organization devoted to giving back to the U.S. military and veterans)

Member, Advisory Board, Arizona State University's Sports Law and Business Program

Member, Sun Devil Club Board, Arizona State University

Tallwave High Tide





University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 2003, cum laude)
Dean's List for Academic Achievement; Fellow, Center for Ethics and Public Service; Member, Who's Who of America's Law Students

Arizona State University (B.S. 2000)
Member, Who's Who of America's College Students

Arizona