Overview

ABOUT THIS ROLEThe General Counsels primary responsibilities will be to provide legal support, advice and counsel for Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC. Reporting to the President, the General Counsel plays an essential role in mitigating risk and providing legal counsel across this fast-paced, growing organization and its subsidiaries. This role will be a member of senior executive staff. The ideal candidate will be ready to assist in all aspects of the legal function, including transactional, regulatory, compliance and advising, and occasional oversight of outside counsel for litigation matters.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC on all legal matters for Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia Union II, Philadelphia Union Academy, Subaru Park and the Union Power Plant office building and surrounding campus.
  • Manage and supervise litigation, arbitration, mediation and grievance proceedings in which the company and its subsidiaries are involved.
  • Work closely with the following departments on legal documents and issues: Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Ticket Sales and Service, Corporate Sales and Service, Philadelphia Union Foundation and Stadium Operations.
  • Prepare and review contracts and other legal documents, including sponsorship agreements, licensing agreements, service agreements and debt financing.
  • Offer general business and legal advice to all departments on a wide variety of business efforts including trademark, litigation risks, sponsorship marketing and business agreements, employment and labor agreements, construction and repair agreements, purchasing of equipment and services; and agreements involving independent contractors
  • Involvement in the establishment of internal policies and procedures related to human resources, employee guides and manuals, compliance with internal policies, League policies, and governmental policies
  • Conducts contract audits and policy audit reviews to assure organization is in compliance with applicable laws.
  • Advise on major business transactions and assist with negotiation of business agreements.
  • Manage outside counsel on legal matters.
  • Provide legal guidance on matters with real estate, leasing, and property acquisition.
  • Manage relationship with insurance broker for all lines of coverage relating to the Company, Union Power Plant office building and surrounding campus.
  • Keep record of Corporate documents, meeting minutes, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by President and Executive Vice President & COO

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law degree from ABA accredited university.
  • Licensed Attorney registered with the State Bar of Pennsylvania.
  • Sports law and labor law experience highly preferred.
  • Prior experience in working for a professional sports organization highly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral business communication skills.
  • Strong contract drafting, negotiating and issue-spotting skills.
  • Ability to make recommendations for business decisions based on reasoned legal analysis and the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and engage with multiple stakeholders in a challenging and fast-paced environment.
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics and integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with team members, executives, ownership, and external partners.
  • Ability to work as business needs require which may include long days, evenings, weekends, occasional holidays, and travel if/when necessary.
  • Must possess U.S. work authorization not requiring sponsorship by the employer.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision, Rx and dental coverage, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, Life Insurance, Disability, merchandise discount, 24/7 Fitness Center, on-site caf, and much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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