Legal Counsel - 1-year Term

May 10 2023
Industries Arts, Entertaiment, Culture and Leisure
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator,
Edmonton, AB • Full time

About OEG Inc.:

OEG Inc. is a North American leader in sports and entertainment, retail cannabis and hospitality.

OEG Sports & Entertainment delivers North America’s leading sports and entertainment experiences to connect our fans to their passions. Located in the heart of the ICE District, OEG owns the 5-time Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, the WHL’s three-time Memorial Cup Champion Edmonton Oil Kings, and the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. OEG operates Rogers Place, North America’s premier and most technologically advanced sports and entertainment venue. The 18,647 seat, $480 million arena is among the most technologically enabled sports facilities in North America as well as the first LEED Silver-certified NHL Facility in Canada.

Led by Tokyo Smoke, Ontario’s number one retail cannabis brand, OEG Retail Cannabis is positioned for future success in the early stages of an emerging market. With over 60 locations and counting in Ontario, locations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador, and a differentiated retail brand and customer experience, Tokyo Smoke has won multiple industry awards and is a market leader with tremendous cross-country expansion and growth potential as the retail cannabis industry continues to consolidate and mature.

Complementing our sports and entertainment and cannabis divisions, our partnerships through OEG Hospitality feature a wide variety of the country’s best-known, award-winning restaurants, along with catering and event venues in Canada’s growing restaurant industry—with a successful 30+ year history of culinary, experiential, and operational excellence.

About the Role:

OEG is looking for an exceptional corporate and real estate lawyer to join our Legal Services team in the Edmonton office. Reporting to the SVP, Legal and General Counsel, Legal Counsel will provide legal support with corporate, real estate, risk management and litigation work for the various business divisions under OEG. This role is primarily responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and drafting corporate and real estate agreements; assisting in claims management and insurance procurement; and, coordinating with external counsel on litigation matters.

Your Focus in this Role:

  • Provide support with real estate, risk management, litigation, and corporate work.
  • Facilitate internal procurement and renewal processes for the insurance program.
  • Assist in claims management process including coordinating with insurer, adjuster, and other involved parties, gathering records, and supporting resulting litigation matters.
  • Coordinate internal response on litigation matters, gather information from business units and liaise with external counsel.
  • Draft a wide range of contractual agreements including property management agreements, marketing agreements, and license agreements.
  • Coordinate with external counsel working on real estate matters.
  • Work with OEG Sports & Entertainment on:
    • 50/50;
    • Sports betting and gaming; and
    • Additional special projects such as rewards programs and broadcasting initiatives.
  • Work with the paralegal to prepare various corporate documents including closing agendas, resolutions, and basic agreements.

Who You Are:

  • You take a client-oriented approach including a demonstrated ability to build trust
  • You have strong legal and business judgment and acumen
  • You have a strong willingness to learn and work on a broad set of transaction types
  • You thrive in a dynamic, high-pressure environment, and excel at prioritizing tasks and adapting quickly to changes while confidently managing critical projects to completion
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • You have the ability to handle competing priorities and quickly acclimate to unique regulatory environments
  • You have an eagerness to take initiative and quickly understand complex issues
  • You are confident in and have experience handling confidential business matters and information with discretion

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a corporate-commercial lawyer, licensed to practice (or can become licensed to practice) in Alberta
  • Experience in one of more of the following areas of law is desirable:
    • real estate
    • insurance
    • litigation
  • Comprehensive understanding of legal risk and related legal risk management strategies
  • Excellent contract drafting, negotiation and analytical skills
  • Proactive and resourceful with an ability to “make things happen”
  • Good balance of creative/communications instincts and logical, analytical skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by event and promotions schedule

What’s in it for you?

  • 100% Employer Paid Benefits + RSP Matching Program
  • Oilers, Oil Kings, and Live Entertainment Ticket Options
  • Healthcare and Lifestyle Spending Account Options
  • On-Site Parking and Transit Allowance
  • Beautiful Office Space located Downtown Edmonton with easy access to the LRT!
  • Social Work Culture + Employee Events

Next Steps:

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Those moving forward in the process will be contacted by a member of our team.

Our organization is committed to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We require the successful applicant to disclose their vaccination status and provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination.

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