A former managing director of business development for the Milwaukee Bucks is suing the team over commissions he says the team did not pay him for partnerships including the naming rights of Fiserv Forum.
Jason Hartlund has filed a lawsuit against the Bucks and two staff members, Matthew Pazaras and Patrick McDonough, in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
The lawsuit claims that even after Hartlund left his position with the Bucks, the team said he would be paid for commissions after building corporate partnerships such as the naming rights of the new arena, the jersey patch sponsorship for Harley-Davidson and several other sponsorships including Sargento, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and West Bend Mutual.
According to the lawsuit, Hartlund secured a verbal agreement with the Bucks on January 2, but the final written agreement was not finalized until after Hartlund left to become the Milwaukee Brewers' chief revenue officer.
The suit says that Hartlund has not received commission for these sponsorships.
WTMJ has reached out to the Milwaukee Bucks for comment.