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Corporate Generalist, General Commercial/Contracts
Our client, a privately-held home recreation design and build company, is looking for its first in-house General Counsel. This role will handle a wide variety of legal matters and provide sound legal advice that addresses business concerns while finding creative and/or pragmatic solutions. Able to interact with employees at all levels. Provide clear legal advice and practical business-focused solutions enabling the business to achieve its objectives while preserving and protecting the Company's integrity and reputation. Litigation experience is absolutely necessary.
Additional responsibilities will include the following:
-Provide legal advice and counsel to Company in diverse matters affecting day-to-day business operations by assisting, advising, investigating, researching and resolving legal matters within corporate legal policies to ensure that Company is aware of and in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Attend various business meetings to provide legal input. Counsel management on current and potential issues and guard against legal risks.
-Participate in negotiations with third parties regarding contracts, product liability, acquisitions, proposals, new ventures, and dispositions. Draft and review related documentation.
-Manage and provide guidance, including development and implementation of legal strategies, best practices, policies, and procedures consistent with the Company's business objectives.
-Lead ongoing education and training of employees on various legal matters.
-Recommend and retain outside counsel, as required. Lead the development of the strategies used in all legal matters and assists outside counsel in matters of research, litigation and pre-trial work. Coordinate litigation strategy and supervise outside counsel.
Candidates should have the following qualifications to be considered:
-Ten to twenty years of top-quality law firm and/or in-house practice, with a strong preference for some in-house experience.
-Strong litigation and contracts experience required
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