Primary responsibility of this position is to assist on U.S. securities and corporate law matters. He/she will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of the company’s periodic SEC filings (10Ks, 10Qs, 8Ks, Proxy Statements), including ensuring compliance with ’34 Act requirements. This position will also (i) support the Corporate Secretary function, including subsidiary management, Board/Committee mailings and related matters (ii) assist with related party transactions, including management of arrangements across the MSG family of companies, and (iii) draft and negotiate a variety of corporate commercial agreements and provide day-to-day advice and counsel on a broad range of corporate, securities and governance matters to corporate departments. This position may also assist with compliance with credit facilities. This position has the same job responsibilities and supports the same functions at MSG Sports, MSG Entertainment and MSG Sphere following the spin-off of MSG Entertainment’s live entertainment businesses.
What will you do?
Support drafting of Proxy and process generally, including gathering information from various business units for populating Proxy; assist with back-up; advise on disclosure issues and provide guidance to business units providing data
Assist with related party transactions; maintain records of transactions and completed approval paperwork; maintain inter-company agreements; draft various amendments/updates as arrangements change; coordinate among various business units to gather information when documenting terms of arrangements on ongoing basis
Oversee subsidiary management and compliance with various domestic and international jurisdictions
Review/revise relevant portions of SEC filings (10Qs/Ks, 8Ks)
Manage D&O Questionnaire process, including updating questionnaires, coordinating distribution, review of completed questionnaires for disclosure issues
Manage NYSE compliance; complete required filings, deliver various notices, etc.
Draft and negotiate commercial corporate contracts and engagement letters, including support of Tax, Internal Audit, Treasury, Finance, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications departments
Assist with various aspects of annual shareholders meeting, including coordination of materials, volunteers and logistics, etc.
Review/negotiation of bank account agreements and support credit agreement compliance
Assist with transfer agent and equity plan administration matters
Support Board and Committee meetings and distributions
Manage company policies and trainings
Responsiveness to client inquiries and provision of accurate and practical legal advice
Ability to handle ordinary course matters independently
Devote time and resources to keep current on relevant corporate laws, to keep abreast of legal legislative and regulatory issues and anticipate trends and changes.
Supervise outside counsel; review work product
What do you need to succeed?
Legal education and JD from top accredited law school required; minimum of 2-3 years of experience of corporate legal experience in a top law firm
Licensed to practice in New York or eligible for registration in New York as in-house counsel
Committed to working with integrity and producing excellent, accurate work in a timely manner
Good judgment and ability to set priorities
Demonstrated creative, flexible problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
Excellent oral, written and advanced computer skills(including familiarity with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
The individual in this position must be a self-starter, be organized, have a sense of urgency and a dedicated team player.
Why is MSG for me?
Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports) is a leading professional sports company, with a collection of assets that includes: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, an NBA 2K League franchise. MSG Sports also operates two professional sports team performance centers – the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh, NY and the CLG Performance Center in Los Angeles, CA
We invite you to create an exceptional career at MSG
At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.
We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! 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 mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required.