Associate Counsel

Manhattan Beach, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Commercial Transactions Exp.: 2 - 4 Years
The MBS Group (“MBS”) seeks a junior to mid-level attorney to join our Legal Department. The ideal candidate will have sophisticated transactional experience, ideally including commercial real estate transaction and/or entertainment law experience.

MBS’s Legal Department handles a high-volume of workload across the company’s diverse and growing studio and production equipment operations. This role will be a key part of this global media platform.

In this role, the Associate Counsel will manage, coordinate, and advise on an array of leasing and licensing matters for MBS’s studio and general real estate portfolio, general commercial matters for MBS’s equipment company, as well as the many varied legal aspects of operating a large (and growing) global company. This could include, but is not limited to, employment matters, corporate structure, various compliance and other regulatory schemes, and an array of other commercial agreements and activities.

The ideal candidate will draft, interpret and negotiate letters of intent, commercial leases, studio licenses, consulting agreements, management agreements, equipment rental agreement, service agreements, executive employment agreement vendor and construction contacts and other ancillary real estate and commercial documents.

This candidate will directly report to the Head of Legal and will work closely with outside counsel on a range of transactions.

  • JD degree
  • 2 to 4 years of experience working on sophisticated commercial transactions
  • Ability to work independently as well as with members of senior management
  • Strong ability to multi-task and meet demanding deadlines
  • Motivated self-starters with a commitment to excellence and have the ability to thrive in an exciting and entrepreneurial environment
  • Meaningful experience in general real estate and/or entertainment matters
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar

Company Description
The MBS Group, as the world’s largest studio advisory and production services company, services more than 380 sound stages in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, and supports more than 400 productions a year. Located in top production markets, from Los Angeles to New York, from Vancouver to London, MBS-operated studios and partner studios are home to some of the industry’s most beloved films and shows.

The MBS Equipment Company, a division of The MBS Group, is one of the world’s largest providers of lighting, grip and expendables to production, with 65+ locations and partner studios across globe and includes proprietary innovations that have changed the way the industry creates.

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