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Corporate Generalist, General Commercial/Contracts, Mergers/Acquisitions
Summary: Manage a comprehensive range of legal services for Hanley Wood (HW) and its operating subsidiaries. Under the general supervision of HW's CFO, provides direction, guidance and assistance on legal matters to senior executives, managers, directors, and other company personnel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Ensures appropriate application of all laws and regulations relating to HW's corporate and operational activities and
Provides practical, legal and business advice to HW personnel with respect to commercial transactions, compliance, new business, and new opportunities.
Manages mergers and acquisitions in all phases of the process from due diligence through post-closing integration, including managing outside counsel.
Manages external attorneys involved in providing legal advice with respect to business transactions, operational matters, and mergers and
Oversees litigation matters and ensures internal support as
Performs due diligence reviews and the preparation of regulatory filings in relation to possible mergers and
Assesses and mitigates legal risks of company activities, and advises management and other company personnel on legal and strategic
Drafts, analyzes and reviews resolutions, regulations, procedures, contracts, and related documents on behalf of the
Participates in contract negotiations and ensures compliance with contract
Assists in establishing policies and procedure consistent with establishing legal principles and
Monitors and maintains current knowledge of industry trends in legal and compliance matters and pursues ongoing professional development to maintain current knowledge on best
Qualifications and Competencies:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the above duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Pertinent and Proven Experience:
Candidate should come from a background working either with private equity owned portfolio companies, or have private M&A experience at a law firm
Candidate must have experience in the analysis, interpretation and application of business law
Candidate should demonstrate an ability to apply sounds legal principles at corporate and operational levels
Candidate should possess the ability to ensure the Company-wide application and integration of legal requirements
Candidate should possess a demonstrated capacity to build relationships internally and externally and an ability to quickly establish credibility across an organization, including engaging others to ensure the most effective and efficient implementation of legal requirements
Candidate must possess highly effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relate directly, openly and effectively with both internal and external constituencies
Candidate must possess strong conceptual analytical skills and negotiation skills
Candidate must demonstrate clear understanding of legal ethics and the ability to use good judgment and discretion, including
Required Education / Experience:
JD from an accredited law school
A license to practice law in the District of Columbia
Minimum five years’ experience in a major law firm or corporate law department (experience working with private equity owned businesses is preferred)
Working knowledge of finance and accounting principles
Hanley Wood is the leading business-to-business media company serving the housing and construction industry, and one of the top 10 B2B media companies in the country.
We enjoy a corporate culture that simultaneously encourages high levels of creativity and productivity. Those who thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and are motivated by personal and team success will find a challenging... and rewarding career here at Hanley Wood.
You owe it to yourself to work for a dynamic company. Employee satisfaction is important to us, so we provide competitive compensation and a generous benefits package all while working within a dynamic workplace setting.
If you meet the required skills and qualifications and want to learn more, apply online at www.hanleywood.com/careers.
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Hanley Wood is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. m/f/d/v