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Counsel Legal & Business Affairs at The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG)

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG)


Mid Level

New York, NY 10121, USA

Not defined

07 Sep → 07 Oct


Job Description

Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports), a leading professional sports company, is looking for Counsel Legal & Business Affairs.

The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.
MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Negotiate and draft various player and staff agreements, marketing, public relations and promotions-related agreements, including advertising, marketing and production agency engagements, cross-promotions, ticket agency agreements, merchandise manufacturing/distribution, photographer/videographer engagements and photo shoot/video productions, talent agreements, including Knicks/Rangers-related appearances/performances, software licenses, content and intellectual property licenses, real estate property leases, equipment agreements and other commercial contracts.
  • Provide advice with respect to NBA, NHL, and eSports league rules, collective bargaining agreements and strategic analysis and on all league business rules and initiatives.
  • Coordinate with various personnel throughout MSG Sports to help facilitate business initiatives, as well as liaising with other Departments (e.g., Risk Management regarding insurance/COI requirements, Finance, Facilities regarding union issues) to ensure compliance with company policies.
  • Work on sweepstakes, contests and giveaways, including rules and registrations.
  • Provide legal advice on a variety of matters, including contracts, strategy, advertising, entertainment, consumer and privacy related matters.
  • Supervise outside counsel and review and revise work product.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Advise about rights and obligations under existing agreements, including analyzing legal options researching issues of law in order to identify the best strategic option for the business unit.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Legal education and JD required; minimum of 3 years of experience as corporate lawyer

  • Licensed to practice law in New York

  • Advanced negotiating skills

  • Expertise in contract drafting, interpretation and analysis

  • Knowledge of contract law, business law and related areas

  • Experience in sports, live entertainment or closely-related field preferred

  • Experience in digital media preferred

  • Demonstrated expertise in independently handling complex contractual and legal matters

How To Apply

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