Corporate Counsel

Rosemont, IL
Full Time
11-27-2020
Exp.: 8+ Years
Description:
Windy City-Fox Motorsports, the largest network of Harley-Davidson dealers, is looking for a Internal Legal Counsel for Windy City-Fox Motorsports we are setting the new retail standard in the motorcycle industry. With 14 dealership locations in the greater Chicago and Milwaukee areas, we are a company by riders for riders!

The Corporate Counsel will serve as the internal legal counsel for Windy City-Fox Motorsports, LLC, WC-FOX Real Estate Holdings, LLC and all affiliated businesses. The Corporate Counsel will be responsible to guide, advise and represent ownership and the executive management team in all areas of law impacting the businesses including but not limited to real estate, corporate, regulatory, franchise and employment law as well as providing general strategic counsel and assistance.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the in-house counsel and representative on all legal issues that impact the businesses, including but not limited to matters involving real estate law, corporate law, employment law, banking law, franchise law and regulatory compliance
  • Bring legal issues and concerns to the attention of the President and executive management team, as applicable, and assist with legal matters related to each executive team member’s respective responsibilities
  • Research and anticipate unique legal issues that could impact the businesses and advise accordingly
  • Provide critical and proactive legal and general business guidance with innovative solutions that strategically drive the businesses’ goals forward
  • Responsible to train all levels of management in areas of regulatory and employment law compliance
  • Negotiate, create, review and summarize a wide variety of legal documents as required by business transactions, vendor relations and operations
  • Provide ongoing legal oversight of all contracts, agreements, leases and franchise agreements involving the businesses
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with ownership and members of the executive team, including outside counsel
  • Collaborate regularly and efficiently with the CEO, President, ownership, outside counsel and various other departments and team members to facilitate transactions and operations
  • Review and advise on legal issues to ensure the businesses’ interests and assets are protected and that all business operations are fully compliant in a heavily-regulated industry
  • Assist with all risk management, asset protection and insurance procurement and claims management
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of State of Illinois Bar
  • At least 8 years’ of experience as an attorney in private practice or in-house with company comparable in size to the businesses
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization especially in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, team environment
  • Strong negotiating and analytical skills in both legal and financial/commercial areas with high attention to detail skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with ownership, executive management team, outside counsel and across all business groups and levels of management
  • Must be self-starter; ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required
  • Business background and experience a plus

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