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The Staff Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support and service to all the departments within the Marlins’ organization. This includes reviewing, drafting, negotiating, managing, and enforcing the Marlins’ business contracts and operational agreements; assisting with managing litigation matters; ensuring compliance with applicable law and MLB rules and regulations; managing workers compensation cases; and assisting the Associate Counsel and other Marlins’ executives on other legal matters, as requested. This position will be located at the Marlins’ offices in Miami, Florida.

Essential Functions:

  • Review, draft, manage, and enforce corporate sponsorship agreements, luxury suite and premium seat agreements, and marketing agreements

  • Advise and assist in the implementation of all promotions, contests, and sweepstakes

  • Review, draft, and manage non-baseball event agreements and third-party vendor agreements

  • Review, draft, and manage waivers and releases for events at loanDepot park and strategize with the Marlins’ Director of Risk Management to minimize risks to the Marlins

  • Manage document production and discovery matters for Marlins’ litigation

  • Defend and maintain the Marlins’ trademark and other intellectual property rights

  • Research various legal issues and provide written and verbal legal opinions as needed

  • Manage the worker’s compensation litigation process, as requested

  • Assist Baseball Operations Department in preparing salary arbitration cases

  • Provide support for legal issues relating to the Marlins’ minor league, spring training, and international operations

  • Assist the Legal Department with transitioning to an electronic document management system

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Strong writing skills, analytical ability, and oral communication skills required

  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment required

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a person who is positive, team-oriented, & self-starting required

  • Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling

  • Ability to work in, or relocate to, Miami, Florida.

Suggested Education & Experience Guidelines:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school required

  • Bar admission or eligible for authorized house counsel certification in Florida required

  • 2-3 years legal experience in drafting and managing business contracts strongly preferred

  • Work or internship with another sports organization preferred

  • Superior record of academic achievement and leadership initiative required

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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