LEGAL ASSOCIATE

Reavis Page Jump LLP (rpjlaw.com) seeks an experienced Associate to join our dynamic New York City-based entertainment and media practice working directly with the Head of our Media and Entertainment Group.  The candidate must be admitted to practice in New York, have four to six years legal experience and an excellent academic history.  The candidate will be responsible for structuring, reviewing, drafting and negotiating transactions primarily in the film, television and new media industries.  Additionally, the candidate should be willing to be involved in our employment and dispute resolution matters.  Experience in the areas of transactional entertainment law, media and technology or other relevant experience is required.  General corporate experience is desired.  Excellent communication, writing, research and analytical skills are a must.  The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and creative, with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team.  The position offers the candidate the opportunity to assume significant responsibility and interface directly with clients.  From time to time, the candidate will be expected to participate in client events with our team and, over time, participate in further developing these growing practice areas. 

Qualified candidates are expected to be able to successfully and independently:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of entertainment agreements, including production services, talent, digital rights, content acquisition and other similar agreements
  • Effectively represent clients in negotiating deal terms in a range of matters
  • Interface directly with broadcasters and distributors on transactions and productions
  • Perform first-rate legal research and use it effectively to forward client goals
  • Prepare documents with precision and accuracy
  • Coordinate, collaborate with and support other attorneys of the firm
  • Delegate effectively to and supervise other associates, paralegals and legal assistants
  • Problem solve and think creatively
  • Represent positions confidently and independently

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