Summary of the Role
The Corporate Counsel will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s contract process and providing general legal support for the operations of the Company. This role will also include responsibility for additional legal matters, including corporate governance, real estate leasing, and legal and regulatory compliance matters. The Corporate Counsel will report to the Company’s General Counsel and work closely with other members of the Legal Department and stakeholders throughout the ERIKS North America companies.
- Must maintain 100% commitment to safety policies and procedures
- Provide general legal services to support the business operations of the Company.
- Negotiate, draft, and review a variety of contracts, including sales contracts and supplier contracts.
- Counsel internal stakeholders regarding risks associated with commercial transactions and devise strategies to minimize such risk.
- Draft and update standard terms and conditions and forms of agreements, and review requests to deviate from standard terms or forms, consistent with Company policies and procedures.
- Research and analyze federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they relate to the Company’s business and propose strategies for compliance.
- Maintain corporate records and governance documents.
- Provide legal support for real estate transactions and lease negotiations.
- Draft and update corporate policies and procedures, and provide training on legal and compliance matters, as necessary.
- Coordinate, manage and consult with outside counsel, as necessary.
- Assist with transactional due diligence, as necessary.
- Travel, as necessary.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills.
- Ability to analyze complex legal issues and provide recommendations for well-reasoned, practical solutions and alternatives.
- Strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to manage a high-volume workload with minimal supervision
- Ability to effectively work within a team and confidently interact with all levels of internal and external personnel.
- Two to four years of experience at a law firm or in-house legal department, with a general focus on corporate / commercial legal matters including drafting, negotiating and providing counsel on commercial transactional matters.
- Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited US law school.
- Pennsylvania bar membership, or eligibility for reciprocity admission at the time of hire.