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Legal Counsel - M&A, Corporate Governance

Farmington Hills, MI
Full Time
Practice Areas: M&A transactions Exp.: 2+ Years

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In this role, you will work in a fast-paced environment. You will report to an attorney responsible for M&A matters in North America. This position also requires support for North American corporate governance topics and North American subsidiary matters.

Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Attorney responsible for M&A transactions (including acquisitions, divestitures/carve-outs, joint ventures, and minority investments);
  • Perform Due Diligence, draft and negotiate required transaction documents, including NDA's;
  • Draft and coordinate internal approvals;
  • Attend subsidiary board meetings as Corporate Secretary;
  • Help formulate corporate governance strategies and perform relevant research activities;
  • Domestic and some international travel may be required (up to 15%).

  • J.D. from a U.S.-accredited law school (with a current license to practice law in the U.S.);
  • 2+ years' experience at a law firm , with a focus on corporate and M&A transactions
  • 2+ years' in an in-house legal department of a multinational corporation;

  • Works well under time pressure;
  • Maintains a flexible attitude in working across multiple time zones;
  • Works with professionalism, respect, and integrity at all times;
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects/tasks simultaneously;
  • Enthusiastic about the company, role, and subject matter;
  • Ability to understand business needs/concerns and render practical legal advice.
  • Ability to support, manage, and execute all aspects of M&A transactions, from the planning stages to diligence, to post-merger integration;
  • Ability to draft M&A transaction documents;
  • Comprehensive understanding of M&A structures, agreements, and business and legal issues in both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions;
  • Ability to advise and counsel a cross-functional, global team on all U.S. aspects of M&A transactions;
  • Ability and desire to work independently with minimal supervision; and
  • Experience with, or interest in, corporate governance matters.

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