Contracts Manager

New York, NY, USA

Excel Sports Management

About the Role

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of this position is to identify and resolve complex legal issues to support the legal team. You will be responsible for assisting with drafting, negotiating, and revising a broad range of contracts. You will also work cross-functionally with relevant divisions, marketing managers, agents and other stakeholders to ensure timely routing, approval, and execution of such contracts. You will work closely with the other members of the legal team, and will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel and assisting the Company with identification and implementation of practical business solutions to achieve its goals. You will need to be highly organized, solutions- and customer service-oriented, pragmatic and proactive in your approach to assigned tasks, and able to work both collaboratively and autonomously.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Drafts, analyzes, reviews, and negotiates talent marketing agreements (including endorsement, appearance, memorabilia, trading card, and licensing agreements), event services/management agreements, service agreements, media agreements, and other types of agreements and legal and non-legal documents;

Depending on experience level, assists on or negotiates/drafts corporate and employment agreements;

Resolves disputes (with commercial parties, athletes, or employees) and negotiates settlements;

Reviews marketing programs and promotional materials to ensure compliance with applicable principles, policies, and applicable law;

Advises the company and senior leadership on a broad range of federal and state regulatory and compliance matters including identifying areas of risk, making suggestions for improvement, and assisting with various compliance efforts;

Leads significant projects, both within the legal department and across a variety of functions; and

Other duties as assigned.

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About the Company

Excel Sports Management is an industry-leading sports agency representing top-tier talent, blue-chip brands and marquee properties. Our success is rooted in our people, our high character reputation and our commitment to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace. We focus on team chemistry, collaboration, strong relationships, valuable networks, and ambitious ideas to deliver innovative solutions that keep our clients and agency ahead of the curve.