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Description: Counsel- Sports Tech/M&A

Position: Counsel

Notes: Looking for an attorney to serve in a blended role of quasi in-house counsel and law firm lawyer. General: My client is looking for a sophisticated corporate M&A attorney with extensive experience in entity formation, VC work, protection of founder interests, and capital raise. In addition to having strong technical skills my client is looking for someone who can be a strategic thinker. The work will focus on the emerging world of Sports Tech and will focus on casino and gaming related businesses as well as media, broadcast and technology interests. The new hire is expected to be based in New York and will partner with the client's London based partners to initiate and drive comparable US based deals. The European based partners have about 80% of Sports Tech market and the lawyer will work with major funds, bankers, and VC/PE players to evaluate and execute on deals. In addition to the Sports Tech business, the lawyer will tasked with be outside General Counsel to the principal's 4-5 businesses. This function will involve all matter of general corporate transactions background. The other tranche of work will come from the law firm's growing transactions practice. There will be plenty of work for the new hire to wrap their hands around, but the attorney will be supported in developing their own business and brand name. Compensation: The client is prepared to put forward a competitive base salary and an aggressive incentive/bonus structure.

Years Experience: (6 - 10)


Bar Requirements: New York


Location: USA - NY - New York

Date Opened: 01/29/2019

Code: 4504326

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