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USL League Office

Associate General Counsel

Tampa, FL

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SUMMARY: The Associate General Counsel supports the General Counsel and other USL, USL Division 3 and PDL staff by providing counsel and advice in day-to-day legal matters, managing on-going legal projects, and working pro-actively with staff to help achieve goals and minimize risk.  The Associate General Counsel must be a highly organized licensed attorney who takes initiative and is capable of providing thoughtful analysis on a variety of issues and of managing complex legal and business projects in a fast-paced setting, while servicing our internal clients.  This position will advise various internal clients on matters relating to: franchising; IP licensing and distribution; corporate governance; and other transactional and day-to-day matters.


  • Review, negotiate, structure and draft agreements for USL, USL Division 3 and PDL (e.g., franchise agreements, licensing, work-for-hire, vendor)
  • Assist staff in issue-spotting, new business development, negotiation strategy, contractual compliance, and other legal and business affairs matters
  • Support General Counsel in corporate management, special projects, litigation, human resources and governance matters.
  • Maintain contract management system, developing and generating report packages for USL’s senior leadership.
  • Manage USL’s appeals process, including: interacting with the Appeals Committee; participating in appeals conference calls; writing appeals decisions.


  • Excellent written and oral business communication skills 
  • Strong contract drafting, negotiating and issue-spotting skills
  • Ability to make timely, nuanced recommendations for business decisions based on reasoned legal analysis and the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and engage with multiple stakeholders in a challenging and fast paced environment
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics and integrity
  • 4-6+ years of corporate/transactional law firm or in-house experience
  • Exposure to franchise, M&A, and/or intellectual property transactions preferred, but not required


  • Law degree and bar admission

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. How many years of have you been practicing law?

  3. How many years of transactional experience do you have?

  4. Please describe your experience/familiarity with sponsorship agreements (if any)

  5. Please describe your experience/familiarity with franchise agreements (if any)

  6. Please describe your experience with trademarks, copyrights, and licensing (if any)

  7. Please describe your interest in working in professional sports sector

  8. Do you currently live in the Tampa area? If no, are you willing to relocate?

  9. What are your salary expectations?