Bruce Nussbaum

Bruce Nussbaum is a founding member of Trifecta Management Group.  He brings a unique combination of a Harvard Law-trained lawyer with extensive transactional experience and a seasoned retail entertainment executive with deep operations expertise.  His transactional experience includes dealmaking, mergers and acquisitions, leasing, financing, joint ventures, licensing and international.  His operations expertise encompasses real estate, landlord/tenant relationships, legal, human resources, employment, benefits, contracts, risk management and intellectual property.

With this diverse skill set Nussbaum divides his time between identifying and structuring Trifecta’s new business endeavors with developers, entrepreneurs and others and supporting the day-to-day functioning of the company’s location-based operations and consulting projects.  In doing so he has negotiated hundreds of engagement letters, leases, management and other contracts.  Bruce is actively engaged in the real estate and retail entertainment industries via frequent speaking engagements and attendance at national and regional conferences and trade shows.

Prior to Trifecta, Bruce served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel of GameWorks.  As head of corporate development, Bruce led the company’s efforts in establishing and negotiating significant strategic transactions, such as domestic expansion, international ventures, sponsorship arrangements and strategic partnerships. As General Counsel, he handled all of the operations matters he handles for Trifecta as well as bankruptcy and investor relations.  Nussbaum devised and implemented the creative structuring of joint ventures and management arrangements that enabled GameWorks to expand even during capital-constrained periods. In addition, he was chief architect of the company’s strategy that resulted in the significantly improved lease economics that in turn enabled the sale of the company in a competitive auction.

Nussbaum began his career practicing law with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, out of its New York headquarters as well as its Tokyo, Japan office (where he served as principal outside counsel for Sega Enterprises). His practice was concentrated in the areas of corporate and securities law, including M&A, public and private equity and debt offerings, joint ventures and international transactions. He also counseled the owners of a professional sports franchise.

Bruce was born in New York, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. Economics degree in business management from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and a B.A. degree in natural science from the College of Arts and Sciences. He obtained his J.D., graduating cum laude, from The Harvard Law School.  Bruce is married with three children, residing in Studio City, California.