Double Play: Sports Arenas Add Upscale Nightclubs
BY ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES
Miami At a growing number of sports arenas, sky boxes are no longer enough.
The Miami Heat recently unveiled Hyde American Airlines Arena, a spinoff of the Hyde Lounge nightclub in Hollywood, Calif. On opening night in October, suited doormen manned velvet ropes. Electronic dance music pulsed from the sound system. Waitresses in short red dresses served cocktails and dishes like wagyu steak to patrons on leather banquettes.
“It's amazing,” says Aaron Resnick, a 40-year-old attorney who spent halftime with a group of friends sipping Champagne and nibbling on sushi. “This is bringing the glitz and glamour of South Beach” …
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Resnick is the managing partner of the boutique law firm, the Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A., and founder of Faction Capital. His law practice concentrates on business and commercial matters, and sports and entertainment law. His current practice also includes the personal representation of a number of current and former professional athletes in the National Football League, the National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, as well as members of the arts, fashion and entertainment world.
Resnick, a graduate of Leadership Miami, is a leader in the Miami's legal and cultural arts scene. Resnick was awarded the “Shining Star” Award by the Arts & Business Council of Miami, Inc. This award each year honors the top Miami business professional supporting the arts and cultural community. Resnick was the founding chairperson of the Friends of the New World Symphony, and now serves permanently on its Executive Committee. He served on the executive committee for numerous young patron groups in South Florida including, but not limited to: Best Buddies of South Florida, Big Brothers Big Sister's Impact Circle, Art Crowd of the Bass Museum, the Green Room Society for the Center for Performing Arts, the Tropees of the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the Jewish Legal Society of Miami, and the MOCA Shakers amongst others. He is a Regional Board Member of the Maccabi World Union and a member of the Ben Gurion Society of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Currently, he is a member of the Silver Director's Circle for the Bass Museum,the President's Circle for the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Maestro's Circle for the Friends of the New World Symphony, and a Supporting Member of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (and a member of the Green Room Society). Resnick is a board member of the Little Lighthouse Foundation, www.littlelighthouse.org, which is a Miami based charity that seeks, identifies and provides support to children and their families with health, educational, and financial challenges. Mr. Resnick received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with honors from Emory University and a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida.