House of Blues Associate General Counsel - M&A in New York, New York
Title: Associate General Counsel- M&ALocation: Roc Nation NYC Office (In-Person)
Who are we?Since its founding in 2008, Roc Nation has grown into the world’s preeminent entertainment company. We work in every aspect of modern entertainment—with recording artists and producers, songwriters and athletes. Our client list includes some of the world’s most recognizable names: from Rihanna, J. Cole, and Big Sean to Kyrie Irving, Todd Gurley, Leonard Fournette, and Robinson Cano. We are a full-service organization, supporting our diverse roster of talent via artist management, music publishing, touring, production, strategic brand development and beyond. We’ve forged strong partnerships with the world’s leading experts in artist management, technology, fashion, and philanthropy, and are redefining the business of entertainment.
Who are you?
Motivated, driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At Roc Nation, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!
The Role:Roc Nation, a Live Nation joint venture, is seeking an Associate General Counsel – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) who will report to the CEO. The position is based in our New York City headquarters and will play a critical role in the future growth and success of the most influential sports and entertainment agency in the world – Roc Nation. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, highly motivated individual who functions with confidence and expertise in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment.
Responsibilities:• Oversee and advise on all legal activity related to mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and JV’s.• Coordinate both internal and external parties to effectively negotiate and execute deals.• Structure, draft and negotiate various music and entertainment industry related M&A agreements.• Coordinate with outside counsel as needed.• Coordinate with other areas of internal legal counsel.• Develop and maintain a repository of M&A legal resources that are required for company business needs.• Organizing and maintaining a record-keeping system of the company’s M&A legal and transactional documents.
Qualifications & Experience :• Must have a J.D. degree, and a minimum of 7 years of relevant, legal experience at a premiere law firm where you specialized in mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and JV’s, or in-house at an acquisitive company in a relevant sector (music, sports, entertainment).• Strong experience in negotiating and structuring complex transactions including acquisitions, investments, JVs, partnerships, etc. • Must possess a solid understanding of structural and corporate issues pertaining to M&A transactions in order to advise the CEO and internal stakeholders appropriately.• Current active member, in good standing, of the New York State Bar or out-of-state bar association with eligibility to register as in-house counsel.
Requirements:• Ability to multi-task, cover a high volume of deals simultaneously, and work independently to structure, negotiate and expeditiously close both simple and complex transactions.• Knowledge of the music and overall entertainment industries and related M&A legal trends and business practices. • Excellent transactional drafting, negotiation and organizational skills.• Ability to develop highly effective and productive working relationships within department and throughout Roc Nation. • A strong work ethic with an eye toward action, change, speed and revenue growth strategies.
If the above description sounds like you and fits your background, apply online at www.livenationentertainment.com/careers to join the Roc Nation and Live Nation Entertainment team today!
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYRoc Nation and Live Nation Entertainment strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
HIRING PRACTICESThe preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Roc Nation and Live Nation Entertainment recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Roc Nation and Live Nation Entertainment may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.
Note – Roc Nation benefits and policies differ from Live Nation.
Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.
We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the world's largest live event and ticketing company means you'll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.
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