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Corporate Associate (Sports and Entertainment Practice; Investment Management)

We are currently recruiting for an Associate to join our Business-Corporate team in New York!

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Permanent - Full Time


New York

Job Role

Business - Corporate

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About Withersworldwide International's Law Firm of the Year 2021

For 125 years, our firm has focused on and helped successful people, families, entrepreneurs, family businesses, governments and institutions negotiate the wide range of legal issues they face in their business and personal lives. Over time, we have gained valuable insights into the ways wealth can be generated, preserved, deployed and enhanced. We assist our clients in a variety of industry sectors including real estate, manufacturing, motorsport, luxury brands, sport, hotels and hospitality, technology, energy, art and cultural assets, life sciences, charities and philanthropy and financial services. With 18 offices our experience means we can see the global picture. We provide legal advice across a range of different practice areas including estate planning, personal and corporate tax and, corporate, banking and finance, access to capital (both private and public) both equity and debt, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, international trust structuring, philanthropy, luxury assets, international probate, public international law and international arbitration. 


Overview of US Sports and Entertainment Practice

Our Corporate, US Sports and Entertainment and Investment Management practices are unique practices that focus on advising a diverse group companies, entrepreneurs, talented and creative individuals, investors, family offices and venture, private equity and hedge funds around the world.

The team is called upon to advise on issues that arise over the entire life cycle of a company or fund, from formation to securing investments, to completing sales of assets or investments, mergers and acquisitions, and advising on an array of commercial transactions. Our corporate and fund clients operate in a variety of industries, including hospitality, luxury goods and services, sports and entertainment, venture capital, private equity and digital assets and crypto currencies.  The team also serves as personal legal counsel to a variety of talented and creative individuals across the sports and entertainment industries, advising on a variety of personal business, branding, investment, and commercial activities. 

We excel at working with corporate and fund clients both large and small, new and long-established and domestic and international. With our extensive experience in private capital as well as advising on the personal and professional issues of entrepreneurs, investors, founders, and talented and creative individuals.


Clients from every walk of life

Our clients have achieved success in many fields, from senior executives to multi-generational families, owners, managers and investors in private capital and some of the world’s wealthiest people. In Europe we have represented 70% of The Sunday Times top 100 Rich List and in Asia we act for 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List. We act not just as private client lawyers but trusted advisers, looking to build strong relationships with you and with other professionals advising you. This is one of the reasons we are proud to have been asked to represent families down the generations. Our mission: To be recognized as the top, and only truly global, law firm offering integrated domestic and international private client and tax advice.



The private client team is ranked top in our offices around the world by the leading legal directories and have won and been shortlisted for a number of well recognized awards over the years


The Role

We are looking to hire ambitious candidates to help continue the exciting growth of our unique corporate, sports and entertainment and investment management practices.   The scope of this role will include general corporate, commercial, securities, joint ventures, cross-border M&A and general corporate representation.  A significant focus of this role will be on advising high net worth domestic and international individuals, including talented and creative individuals in the sports and entertainment industries, families, family offices and their advisors on a variety of corporate, and commercial activities.


Skills and Experience Required

  • Strong academic credentials
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a law firm's Corporate group
  • Strong drafting, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work directly with business owners, and investors as general corporate counsel and as a strategic advisor
  • Ability to work directly with our talent and creative clients, and their financial, business, or                                                         other professional advisors as a personal general counsel
  • Exposure to complex corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, investments, financings and corporate restructuring
  • Experience with fund formation, and the execution of fund investments
  • Experience conducting due diligence review in connection with various corporate and securities transactions
  • Experience reviewing and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts;
  • Strong project management and leadership ability;
  • Strong ability to balance a large number of competing priorities
  • Team Player

Skills and Experience Preferred

  • International experience a plus
  • Experience with high net worth individual clients (including talented and creative clients) and family offices a plus

COVID – 19 Vaccination Requirement

Withers Bergman LLP requires all new hires to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds will be provided to qualified candidates.  Candidates will be required to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made.  Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for accommodation prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment.


Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

The firm is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Equal employment opportunity has been and will continue to be a fundamental principle at the firm. Employment at the firm is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  The firm prohibits and will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these classifications or characteristics.

If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website to apply for a position, please contact the firm at (203) 789-1320 or email with your request.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



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