• Counsel Legal & Business Affairs – Corp & Securities

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    Corporate - Legal
    Functional Area
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: 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, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    Role Summary

    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), Schedule 13Ds and Section 16 reporting (Form 3, 4 and 5), including ensuring compliance with ’34 Act requirements. This position will also (i) support the Corporate Secretary function, including Board/Committee mailings and related matters (ii) 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 will also assist with compliance with credit facilities.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Support drafting of Proxy and process generally, including gathering information from various business units for populating Proxy; assist with Internal Audit request for back-up; advise on disclosure issues and provide guidance to business units providing data
    • Review/revise relevant portions of SEC filings (10Qs/Ks, 8Ks, Form 4s)
    • Manage D&O Questionnaire process, including updating questionnaires, coordinating distribution, review of completed questionnaires for disclosure issues
    • Assist with Form 3/4/5 filings and management of Section 16 compliance
    • 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, Corporate Communications, Procurement and Corporate Events departments
    • 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
    • Assist with various aspects of annual shareholders meeting, including coordination of materials, volunteers and logistics, etc.
    • Assist with/manage aircraft matters, including drafting/negotiation agreements related to aircraft use and/or aircraft services; advice Finance on appropriate billing and allocation of expense
    • Assist with credit facility compliance and related matters (e.g., quarterly compliance certificates; loan assignments, etc.)
    • Oversee subsidiary management and compliance with various states
    • 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


    • Legal education and JD from top accredited law school required; minimum of 3-5 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 skills and advanced computer skills.
    • The individual in this position must be a self-starter, be organized, have a sense of urgency and a dedicated team player.
    • Strong balance sheet and capital experience is required
    • Excellent writing and quantitative analytical skills
    • Familiarity with Word, PowerPoint and Excel
    • Behavior consistent with MSG values


    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    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 requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.


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