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General Counsel

Salt Lake City, UT
Full Time
Practice Areas: Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance, Real Estate, Construction, Employment Job #: GENER001787 Exp.: 5+ Years
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Review, draft and negotiate commercial and transactional agreements.
  • Research, analyze and inform executive management of all legal matters timely and succinctly, including regulatory changes and possible litigation.
  • Oversee outside counsel on all matters outsourced to them, excluding collections and IP.
  • Represent the company in settlement conferences, negotiations and litigation, as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with both internal policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in corporate governance matters and the development of corporate policies on a variety of issues.
  • Organize and maintain records of all contractual, corporate and insurance materials in accordance with the company’s document retention policy.

Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance and training on documentation practices and procedures to employees.
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration.
  • Perform periodic risk assessments on regulatory and legal matters.
  • Assist with investigations on various issues, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Performance Standards:
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously within deadlines and under limited supervision.
  • Identifies issues and promptly brings them to the attention of executive management.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent judgment and understanding of risk.
  • Excellent reading and comprehension skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation, persuasion and negotiation skills required in working with customers and coworkers.
  • Ability to remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer software programs, particularly Word, EXCEL and Outlook.
  • Adheres to company policies, procedures and practices.
  • Position Specifications:

  • A Juris Doctor or equivalent from an accredited law school.

  • Membership in at least one State or D.C. Bar. Candidate must hold a Utah law license or be eligible for a Utah in-house license upon hiring.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in private practice, preferably with a strong transactional background in corporate matters, M&A, finance, real estate, construction or employment law.
  • Some experience in litigation matters such as bankruptcy, arbitration, mediation or collections preferred.
  • Knowledge of the heavy equipment and construction industries, or with dealership structures, a plus.

  • Licences & certifications

  • Utah

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