Counsel, M&A

Authentic Brands GroupMiami, FloridaFull Time

Who We Are

Authentic is a global brand development, marketing and entertainment platform. Authentic elevates and builds the long-term value of more than 40 consumer brands and properties by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. We are a Lifestyle and Entertainment platform comprising value-driving business models and global brands. Authentic creates sustainable revenue streams through brand development, strategic partnerships and digital innovation.

Why Authentic

You’ll be able to access the resources and scale, while leveraging innovative technology and nimble environment. What we’re saying is, this isn’t your average day job. If you’re hungry to drive ideas into action and own your career, let’s chat. Our team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future of our brands. With the help of some of the brightest minds in retail, marketing, licensing, legal and more, we are building the intersection of digital and experiential marketing to help achieve that mission. We reimagine, evolve and transform brands! At Authentic, we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought and expertise drive competitive advantage. Our global teams are built by go-getters who contribute unique perspectives and push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. Headquartered in New York City, Authentic has offices in major metropolitan cities including Los Angeles and Miami, as well as Toronto, Mexico City, London, and Shanghai.

What You’ll Do As Counsel, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions you will help manage potential mergers and acquisition transactions. You will demonstrate a high degree of business savvy, strategic thinking, drafting, negotiating, communication and collaboration skills. Corporate and M&A activity including negotiation of purchase agreements, formation of joint ventures, preparation of operating agreements, management of corporate filings, drafting corporate and Board resolutions and other corporate governance matters, drafting and oversight of company equity plans and related agreements, due diligence related to acquisitions, partnering with, and managing, outside counsel on M&A transactions, and negotiating stock and option agreements entered into connection with license agreements. You will provide a full range of legal functions, with a focus on brand acquisitions and intellectual property licensing. The individual knows, and can articulate, positions related to brand acquisitions and the licensing industry from start to finish, in a way that balances business needs with risk mitigation to achieve the business end-goal.

What you’ll be working on

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements, including principal transaction agreements related to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters (e.g., letters of intent, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, consortium shareholder arrangements, joint ventures etc.)
  • Planning and assisting in due diligence, actively managing deal processes and execution; and managing outside counsel
  • Working collaboratively with internal clients to identify issues, develop creative solutions, engage in due diligence, structure, negotiate, and consummate acquisitions
  • Working with external counsel
  • Providing legal advice and support
  • Providing legal counsel in connection with post-closing acquisition related matters
  • Working with internal business partners on planning and assist in-house and outside counsel with ongoing general matters for the mergers & acquisition

Must Haves:

  • 3-5 years of **** hands-on complex mergers and acquisitions experience, including due diligence management, deal team leadership, and agreement negotiation and drafting, preferably in the corporate/M&A department of a law firm and/or through a comparable in-house function
  • Strong background in contract drafting and negotiation experience
  • Ability to work on a wide range of mission-critical projects, under tight time constraints, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide counsel, say no when warranted in a respectful and authoritative manner and suggest workable alternatives to meet the desired goals
  • Ability to identify, explain and balance business and legal risks
  • Organizing workflow and deadlines (including advising on priority and project management),
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, adaptable, flexible, organized, discreet and cost-conscious problem solver who can remain calm and work under pressure
  • Experience in the Retail, Entertainment, and/or Apparel Industries

Authentic is an equal-opportunity employer and we value and embrace the diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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