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Contracts and Compliance Manager

Company: Avant Gardner
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE Avant Gardner is the epicenter of New York City entertainment. The 80,000 square foot venue complex occupies an entire city block of industrial East Williamsburg, containing a compound of stages and full-service event spaces. Avant Gardners diverse calendar celebrates community and culture, offering an endless range of experiences, highlighted by the spaces unrivaled audio visual features. The vast complex includes The Brooklyn Mirage, The Great Hall, and The Kings Hall, which all serve as individual locales, or combine to make Avant Gardner the second largest entertainment venue in Brooklyn. We are a hospitality business, a production company, and promoter developing a portfolio of brands, led by a creative visionary who is constantly pushing the boundaries in producing immersive events that change how people experience music. It takes an incredible team to get it all done, and were looking for you to join us to help us continue to build and develop it. Avant Gardner is currently seeking a full-time Contract and Compliance Manager to oversee, administer, and ensure compliance and completion of all venue and event-based contracts and any related insurance matters. We are searching for a diligent and professional individual to join our quickly-growing team. You will be responsible for ensuring our business contracts, procedures, and accounting systems comply with legal regulations and internal policies. WHO YOU ARE * Passionate about music, entertainment, and/or hospitality * You have integrity and a desire for excellence * You are able to adapt in a dynamic environment. * You have the ability to multitask, think on their feet, and problem-solve Duties and Responsibilities: * Negotiating and drafting client, venue rental, artist, promoter, co-promotion and production agreements * Edit agency contracts and add boilerplate addendums when necessary * Event contract drafting, editing, and disbursement * Accounting contract follow-up to ensure proper billing and payment scheduling and follow-through * With new and diverse events taking place every weekend (sometimes even more frequently), handle event-specific insurance * Compile, review and evaluate Certificates of Insurance. Work directly with brokers on all insurance related requirements, cases, and applicable language. * Support for event-related legal matters, escalating to external counsel when required. * Drafting contract summaries and assisting with other special projects including deal tracking, maintaining team databases, and administrative matters * Reviewing and approving legal contracts for execution by management; advising Production Management on contract administration and compliance * Data entry (including coordination of document scanning), revising and updating databases and spreadsheets, and all aspects of document delivery * Manage and investigate in-house claims and insurance carrier claims, including providing supporting claims documentation, coordinating defense strategies and negotiating settlements with claimants, carriers and third parties * Preliminary review of legal matters, maintaining relationships with all specialty areas of external counsel * Ensure contract documentation is in compliance with federal and state regulations * Respond to requests for information and interpretation * Work closely with programming, production staff, and independent contractors to draft and administer compliant and comprehensive contractual agreements for shows * Prepare budget projections needed for company contracts, premiums, claims, and costs related to managing and defending claims * Experience with and understanding of New York State Workers Compensation and incident reports required to liaise with the People Team for related matters Requirements * 3+ years of directly related experience, preferably at a venue, entertainment law firm, production company, or music company on the business/legal affairs team * Working knowledge of, and interest in live events and the business/legal side of the music industry * Reasoning skills including the ability to identify legal issues; interpret and analyze comments from opposing representation and in response, apply company policy; and to negotiate complex, multi-layered projects * Strong drafting, negotiation (including ability), communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills * Impeccable ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both with internal teams and external stakeholders * Well organized, detail-oriented, and the ability to work independently * Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel * Cooperative, positive, team-focused, detail-oriented personality * Bachelors Degree * JD helpful but not required

Keywords: Avant Gardner, New York , Contracts and Compliance Manager, Executive , Brooklyn, New York

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