Case Studies

AP&S Provides an Assist to FC Stars in Developing a State-of-the-Art Sports Complex

Utilizing its team approach, AP&S guided a nationally recognized youth soccer organization through the process of real estate identification, funding, acquisition, design, permitting, contracting and construction process for the successful development of a state-of-the-art sports complex.

The Challenge:

FC Stars, LLC (“FC Stars”), New England’s premier youth soccer organization, has experienced unprecedented success and growth. By 2014, FC Stars could no longer lease sufficient fields and sought to purchase an existing facility. It soon became clear that with no suitable facility available, FC Stars would have to build its own state-of-the-art sports complex. The site chosen was a remote auto salvage yard unsupported by utilities and accessible only via a decaying bridge. While located in a favorable location, close to both a thorough fair and freeway, the site remained undeveloped for decades due to environmental concerns as well as permitting and construction challenges.

The Solution:

To overcome these challenges, FC Stars required guidance from a legal team that not only possessed a diverse skill set, but the ability to provide creative solutions – including facilitation of a pre-acquisition land swap in order to simplify permitting. Assembling a team of attorneys practicing in areas of tax, employment, corporate, land use, environmental and construction law, AP&S effectively guided FC Stars through all stages of the corporate formation and restructuring, financing, construction and development process in connection with the new sports complex.

The Result:

As a result of the efforts of AP&S’ team of lawyers and FC Stars dedication to its youth programs, it has continued to grow and thrive. FC Stars multi-million dollar sports complex is now among the most sought after facilities in New England.

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