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Assistant General Counsel

Worldwide Golf
Posted Mar 26
Full Time
On Site
Bethesda, Maryland

Office Location: Bethesda, MD (fully onsite role)

What We Offer:

  • This is a key hire on our legal team and will report directly to our General Counsel. You will have opportunities to advance and widen your skillset.
  • This is a visible role that will work closely with company leaders
  • You will work on a variety of projects and gain experience in many practice areas (commercial contracts, real estate leasing and acquisition, IP, litigation management, compliance, etc.)
  • With over 90 stores in 20+ states, we are one of the largest golf retailers in the nation. We have been in business over 50 years and we are growing!
  • We are family-owned and value work-life balance. Many of our employees have been here 10+ There is no better time to work in the golf industry! (Perks include an employee discount on merchandise)
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits package with PPO and HMO option, 401(k) matching, HSA matching, and paid vacation and sick time off with increasing tiers.

Job Description: Join our growing legal department! Gain valuable experience across a wide variety of industry segments and practice areas, collaborate directly with the business team, and grow with the company. The Assistant General Counsel will report to the General Counsel.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Draft and negotiate commercial contracts alongside business teams and leaders
  • Draft and negotiate commercial leases, conduct property related diligence in support of M&A activity, and assist in evaluating acquisition opportunities for current and future locations
  • Assist with management of intellectual property portfolio
  • Assist with management of litigation and compliance matters, including interfacing with outside counsel and implementing internal controls and procedures
  • Provide advice to cross functional teams in support of business objectives, including developing strategies for addressing legal issues and building processes to address risk

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience at either a law firm or in-house position is required
  • Commercial contracts, real estate leasing, and/or investment experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills; proactive communicator; positive attitude; and team player
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent research, writing and negotiating skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • A hands-on, whatever it takes approach to solving problems and project management
  • Desire to contribute to company growth and development outside of legal work
  • Juris Doctorate from top US law school
  • Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, or Maryland

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

About Us: Worldwide Golf is a privately owned, multi-brand specialty golf retailer that has been in business over 50 years. As one of the largest golf retailers in the USA, we operate 90+ stores and multiple e-commerce sites under well knowns brands, including:

Roger Dunn Golf Shops | Edwin Watts Golf | The Golf Mart | Golfers’ Warehouse | Van’s Golf Shops | Uinta Golf | Las Vegas Golf Superstores | Golfdom | Mike’s Golf Outlet | Swing’em Again Golf | Golf & Ski | Cool Clubs | GlobalGolf.com | WorldwideGolfShops.com | Fairwaystyles.com | Getclubs.com

*While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to type, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.