Counsel at Playfly Sports

Playfly Sports

Full-Time

New York, NY, USA

Not defined

09 Nov → 09 Dec

Job Description

Company Background:
Playfly Sports is the full-service, leading sports marketing and media company that enables brands to engage with sports fans on a local, regional, and national level through scaled linear, digital, and experiential assets. Playfly Sports drives outcome-based solutions into 90-million households via more than 7,800 live U.S. broadcasts of MLB, NBA, and NHL games; and influences sports fans of all ages through the management of college and high school multimedia rights, uniform branding, and high-profile sports sponsorship platforms. The company introduces high school and college students to career development opportunities in esports through CSL Esports, operators of North America’s largest college esports league. Playfly Sports has the unique ability to partner, innovate, and advance the aspirations of athletes, brands, academic institutions, and sports fans across the U.S. Playfly Sports is Powered by Partnership. Visit Playfly Sports online at playfly.com and follow Playfly Sports on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook: @PlayflySports.

Why You Should Join Playfly:
Playfly is a brand-new player in the sports and esports space and we are looking to expand our team! At Playfly you will work with a highly engaged and collaborative team. Join a company with a leadership team that values ideas, innovation and different perspectives. At Playfly, we recognize we are only as good as the people we have working here! We provide excellent benefits including a generous time off package, health and dental insurance, paid parental leave and a 401k plan just to name a few. We also provide you with an environment where you can demonstrate your strengths and gain knowledge to propel your career and continue growing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Playfly Sports is seeking a business and legal affairs lawyer to provide day-to-day legal and business services for Playfly and each of its divisions, including Playfly Sports Properties, CSL Esports, Home Team Sports and Impression Sports & Entertainment. This person will be located at our NY office. Responsibilities include:
• Draft, analyze, review, and negotiate representation agreements with professional sports teams, conferences and leagues, regional sports networks, university athletic programs, state high school athletic organizations, venues and events (e.g., bowl games); content development agreements as well as agreements with sponsors, on-air talent, and others
• Provide legal advice and support in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments
• Anticipate legal and contract/deal issues, and design and execute strategies to remediate risk to Playfly and its clients
• Support human resources, finance and other groups within the Company
• Identify, research and analyze relevant federal, state and local requirements and translate into business solutions
• Assist with dispute resolution and litigation oversight
• Assist with oversight of risk management
• Ensure compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures
• Other duties as assigned

Education, Work Experience Requirements and/or Competencies:
• 3+ years of experience at a leading law firm and/or corporate legal department
• Outstanding written and oral business communication skills
• Excellent drafting and negotiating skills
• Experience with consumer data privacy/security issues, technology transactions (including software as a service (SaaS) agreements), intellectual property and employment law a plus
• Familiar with a wide variety of general corporate and transactional work
• Creative problem-solving skills to assist in meeting business needs and seizing new opportunities, while mitigating risk and managing key relationships
• Strong commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
• Ability to work collaboratively with others, and cooperatively with senior and executive-level staff
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task multiple priorities
• JD degree, admitted to practice law in the state New York (must have evidence of good standing), or candidate must have the ability to waive in within 6 months of hire

Playfly Sports is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. Compensation includes salary, incentive targets and company benefits.

The pay range for this role is $125,000 to $150,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Responsibilities

  • Draft, analyze, review, and negotiate representation agreements with professional sports teams, conferences and leagues, regional sports networks, university athletic programs, state high school athletic organizations, venues and events (e.g., bowl games); content development agreements as well as agreements with sponsors, on-air talent, and others
  • Provide legal advice and support in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments
  • Anticipate legal and contract/deal issues, and design and execute strategies to remediate risk to Playfly and its clients
  • Support human resources, finance and other groups within the Company
  • Identify, research and analyze relevant federal, state and local requirements and translate into business solutions
  • Assist with dispute resolution and litigation oversight
  • Assist with oversight of risk management
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements / Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience at a leading law firm and/or corporate legal department

  • Outstanding written and oral business communication skills

  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills

  • Familiar with a wide variety of general corporate and transactional work

  • Creative problem-solving skills to assist in meeting business needs and seizing new opportunities, while mitigating risk and managing key relationships

  • Strong commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, and cooperatively with senior and executive-level staff

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task multiple priorities

  • JD degree, admitted to practice law in the state New York (must have evidence of good standing), or candidate must have the ability to waive in within 6 months of hire

Benefits/What We offer

  • We provide excellent benefits including a generous time off package, health and dental insurance, paid parental leave and a 401k plan just to name a few

  • We also provide you with an environment where you can demonstrate your strengths and gain knowledge to propel your career and continue growing

  • Compensation includes salary, incentive targets and company benefits

  • The pay range for this role is $125,000 to $150,000

  • Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location

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