Lyman G. Bullard, Jr.
Lyman G. Bullard, Jr.
Lyman Bullard became a Managing Owner of Portland Pirates, LLC and Chairman and Governor of the Club in October 2000. Mr. Bullard is a life long summer resident of Prouts Neck, Maine.
Mr. Bullard serves as the chair of the American Hockey League’s Legal Committee and chaired an AHL committee focusing on spectator safety. He became a member of the League’s Executive Committee in July 2003 and also serves on the League’s Strategic Planning Committee. In July, 2012, Mr. Bullard received the Thomas Ebright Award from the AHL, presented annually to an individual who has provided Outstanding Career Contributions to the AHL, selected by the league’s owners.
Mr. Bullard, a partner and the Chair of the Specialty Finance Practice Group at the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, has one of the preeminent sports law practices in New England financial institutions and team event owners in commercial financing transactions, including sports lending and investment banking transactions, merger and acquisitions, transactions and general business matters involving member clubs of Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and Major League Lacrosse. Mr. Bullard served as counsel to Delaware North Companies, Inc. and New Boston Garden Corporation in connection with the credit facility required to construct the Fleet Center Arena in Boston. He also represented America3 Foundation in America’s Cup Competitions as well as other clients involved in the professional and amateur sports world. Mr. Bullard served as counsel to The Country Club for the 1999 Ryder Cup Golf Competition. In addition, Mr. Bullard represents privately owned companies in acquisitions, financings and general business matters.
Mr. Bullard is an active participant in his community, serving as the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Commission, a member of the board of the Boston Local Organizing Committee for the 2006 Women’s Final Four Basketball, a member of the Development Council of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society and a member of the Franklin Pierce College Sports Management Advisory Board and Owners Suite Fund Advisory Board. He coached youth soccer and hockey in Needham, Massachusetts and for the Charles River Girls Hockey Club for over a decade. He also serves as Secretary and a member of the Board of Governors of The Country Club.
Mr. Bullard and his wife Julie live in Needham, Massachusetts and have two children, Lyman and Sarah