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The Associate Counsel position will support the Family Office legal team in a wide range of strategic issues including asset management; mergers & acquisitions; private equity investments; finance; international corporate law, corporate governance and other corporate and philanthropic activities at The Friedkin Group. Critical to the success of this position and the Family Office legal team as a whole is the ability to translate knowledge in those areas into actionable advice and into the management of effective legal processes.
Assist with the management and administration of over 200 domestic and international entities, including legal analysis regarding entity formation and structure, preparation of consents and meeting minutes, and oversight of governmental filings related to corporate governance and compliance issues.
Provide support for real estate matters handled by the Family Office legal team, including the acquisition, development, operation, leasing, management, and disposition of a wide variety of real property.
Assist the Family Office legal team with regard to an array of secured and unsecured commercial credit facilities including traditional commercial loans, asset-based lending agreements, construction and development loans, private shelf facilities and equipment leases.
Support the Family Office legal team on transactional matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity and other investments across a range of highly diversified asset classes.
Other duties as assigned.
Doctor of Jurisprudence degree with superior academic credentials from a nationally recognized United States Law School and four to eight years' experience as a corporate counsel in a public or private company of similar size to The Friedkin Group and its affiliated companies; or relevant experience with a reputable law firm.
Experience in the following areas is strongly preferred: (a) Commercial Transactions, (b) Corporate Governance, (c) Private Equity Transactions, (d) Mergers & Acquisitions, (e) Real Estate, (f) General Corporate Law, and (g) Finance.
The Associate Counsel will be responsible for addressing a broad array of unique legal issues in a time-sensitive and diplomatic fashion. As such, the Associate Counsel must be flexible, dynamic and energetic in effectively handling the legal issues that arise in the context of a Family Office.
Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are a must
Ability to think strategically and make connections and spot issues when reviewing information from several different sources and in different contexts
Taking initiative to identify and analyze problems, generate alternative solutions and make recommendations
Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously in a fast-paced business environment
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to both legal and non-legal professionals
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries
Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with business clients and legal colleagues
Knowledge of the investment management industry and financial services a plus.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(For optimum performance, the jobholder in this position would be expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities in the listed areas.)
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS*
Is a member in good standing of a U.S. state bar, and if not in Texas, the ability to promptly become a member in good standing of the Texas State Bar.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of the job, the associate is required on a daily basis to analyze and interpret data, communicate, and remain in a stationary position for a significant amount of the work day; and frequently access, input, and retrieve information from the computer and other office productivity devices. The associate is regularly required to move about the office and around the corporate campus. The associate is occasionally required to travel to other sites, including out-of-state, where applicable, for business. The associate must frequently move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While the job is generally performed in an office environment, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, areas in which moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals are present, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the office environment is typically quiet, but the associate may be occasionally exposed to loud noise levels.
Minimal travel is required for this position.
Is legally able to work in the United States.
The Friedkin Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces by conducting pre-employment drug testing
Internal Number: 2154
About The Friedkin Group
The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin and encompasses a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. These organizations include Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. With a storied and distinguished history dating back to the establishment of Gulf States Toyota in 1969, The Friedkin Group’s affiliated companies have grown and diversified, currently employing over 5,600 employees globally (2,000 based in Houston).
Our companies have been recognized as a great place to work. For example, Gulf States Toyota has consistently been recognized by the Houston Chronicle as one of the “Top Private Companies” in Houston, has been named one of Houston's "Healthiest Employers" and was recognized by Forbes as one of America's "Best Midsize Employers."
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