SUMMARY: The Paralegal supports the General Counsel in all legal matters, including preparing and reviewing key business agreements, transactions, corporate compliance, and franchise registration. Paralegal will also be responsible for reviewing individual team agreements to ensure their compliance with USL rules and for overseeing each of the teams’ compliance with their respective franchise agreements.
Assist the General Counsel in support of all legal matters, including transactions and litigation.
Manage overall workflow for legal department.
Track status of various contracts and documents and prompt internal departments regarding status.
Serve as custodian of all executed contracts, policies and other legal documents.
Review of incoming documents/agreements.
Input of deal components into Contract Management software.
Draft basic amendments and other legal documents (e.g., Non-Disclosure Agreements, Consent Letters, Consulting Agreements) with oversight of attorneys
Review and assist with structuring various contracts including but not limited to: sponsorship agreements, trade agreements, and various marketing, vendor and services agreements.
Review sponsorship, trade, broadcasting, and various other team agreements to ensure they comply with USL rules.
Provide oversight of portfolio of intellectual property.
Draft contest and promotion rules.
Draft waivers and releases for various events, activations and promotions.
Analyze various operational policies and procedures with respect to best practices. Draft executive summaries, reports and policies based on findings.
Assist with Franchise Disclosure Document renewals by maintaining and compiling relevant documents, completing applications and other tasks as necessary.
Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and provide factual and legal research on key issues.
Manage various legal projects and deadlines as liaison to internal departments.
Prepare correspondence to teams.
Participate in training and development initiatives as needed.
Track calendar objective and tickler updates (including tracking of daily agenda items, as well as Franchise Agreement renewals and defaults)
Perform other general legal and administrative responsibilities as requested.
4-year college degree required
JD or paralegal certification preferred
3-5+ years of legal experience
In-house experience preferred
Transactional experience preferred, especially if related to sports or entertainment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Must be detail oriented, highly organized, and proactive
Ability to handle multiple assignments and deadlines with accuracy
Capacity to learn Contract Management software is required
Capacity to learn basic franchise registration laws required
Ties to the Tampa Bay area are preferred
When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. Yes/No: Do you have a 4 year college degree?
2. Yes/No: Do you have a JD or paralegal certification?
3. How many years of legal experience do you have?
4. What experience do you have working in-house?
5. What transactional experience do you have?
6. What experience do you have working in sports or entertainment?
7. What experience do you have working in franchising?
8. es/No: Are you willing to relocate to Tampa, Florida?
9. What are your compensation expectations?
10. Please provide two professional references.