Posted: Dec. 22 2011

The Phoenix Suns NBA franchise is looking to hire an Associate Counsel to provide legal support, advice and counsel to corporate and operating departments of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and the US Airways Center. A successful candidate will have 2-4 years of corporate and commercial law experience, including experience with contract drafting and negotiation, entity formation and corporate governance, finance, insurance, and litigation management. Familiarity with employment law, intellectual property law, and the Americans with Disabilities Act is a plus. This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer but will provide legal services across multiple departments.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Drafting of sponsorship, sales, booking and licensing agreements
  • Advising senior management regarding corporate governance issues and insurance matters
  • Managing disputes and resolution proceedings between the company and third parties
  • Assisting in the development of corporate policies, template documents and compliance programming
  • Conducting contract audits and policy audit reviews to assure company compliance with appropriate laws

    Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Law degree from accredited university and 2-4 years experience as practicing attorney
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Polished and professional demeanor

    This position requires tact and discretion while interfacing with all levels of staff, the NBA, the public, the media and various basketball entities and executives. Extended work hours on game days and events, including weekends, are expected:

    Click on the following link to apply:

    Application deadline: January 6th, 2011 10:00 PM (MST)

    No telephone inquiries please.

    Suns Legacy Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V