Scott Packman now manages the legal affairs team at MSG Entertainment. (Courtesy MSG Entertainment)
Scott Packman stepped into the role of executive vice president and general counsel at Madison Square Garden Entertainment on Wednesday. Packman, with more than 25 years of legal experience, will oversee and direct all of MSG Entertainment’s legal affairs. The move was announced Monday.
Packman will work with the MSG Entertainment executive management team to support the long-term direction and overall management of the company, according to a statement. He’ll be responsible for managing the company’s legal affairs team, including all corporate, commercial, transactional, litigation, regulatory and day-to-day legal matters, and will report to Jim Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment.
“His expertise and insights will be an asset as we continue to grow our Company, including through our state-of-the-art MSG Sphere venues,” Dolan said in the statement.
Packman joins MSG Entertainment as the next step in a career as a senior executive and general counsel, working on issues pertaining to business and legal affairs, venture capital and private equity, intellectual property, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and more.
He had a 14-year career at MGM Holdings/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, owner of the MGM movie studio and film and television library, where he held a variety of leadership positions, including 12 years as general counsel and secretary.
In his last role at MGM, Packman also served as senior executive vice president. While at MGM, he was a strategic partner to the CEO and board of directors on key initiatives that included the company’s successful restructuring as well as investments in domestic and foreign joint ventures.
Packman recently was senior executive vice president, general counsel, chief strategy officer and head of business affairs for Sonar Entertainment, an independent TV studio and distributor. He began his legal career in the New York office of Rogers & Wells and was later with the firm O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles.
This story originally ran on Pollstar.com.