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Corporate - General Attorney / Corporate - M&A Attorney / Government and Government Relations Attorney / Maritime and Transportation Attorney / Municipal Law Attorney / Real Estate Attorney in Houston, TX

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX, United States
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Maritime and Transportation >> Maritime and Transportation
Municipal Law >> Municipal Law
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Duties: Applies and utilizes all technical skills with no guidance or supervision from others and serves as a technical resource for others. Exhibits the ability to effectively work closely with the Associate General Counsel and General Counsel to provide legal counsel to the Company and its subsidiaries and achieve legal objectives. Research and provide legal counsel and advice to board members and all corporate executives on the legal aspects of activities within their assigned areas (e.g., corporate governance, acquisitions, mergers, protection and disposal of real and personal property, collections, maritime issues, and relations with municipal, federal and state agencies). Demonstrates ability to develop strategies and pursues settlement of claims, change orders, and other dispute resolutions. Investigate claims and complaints by or against the Company, conducts interviews, prepare reports and/or opinions based on findings. Demonstrates ability to prepare and review proposed contracts, leases, formal agreements, insurance renewals, reports, statements and other legal instruments to safeguard the Company’s interests. Trains Project Management Teams in identifying, reacting to and pursuing claims and/or change orders. Develops strategies and pursues settlement of claims, change orders, and other dispute resolutions.. Works closely with the Associate General Counsel and General Counsel to provide legal counsel to the Company and its subsidiaries and achieve legal objectives that are aligned with the Company’s corporate strategy. Assists and supports the Associate General Counsel and General Counsel in researching and providing legal counsel and advice to board members and all corporate executives on the legal aspects of activities within their assigned areas (e.g., corporate governance, acquisitions, mergers, protection and disposal of real and personal property, collections, maritime issues, and relations with municipal, federal and state agencies). Coordinates with the Associate General Counsel and General Counsel in the defense of the Company against uninsured suits and claims, and, coordinates the prosecution of the Company’s claims against others. Investigates claims and complaints by or against the Company, conducts interviews, prepare reports and/or opinions based on findings. Prepares or reviews proposed contracts, leases, formal agreements, insurance renewals, reports, statements and other legal instruments to safeguard the Company’s interests. Provides legal counsel for all operational activities conducted by the Company and its subsidiaries including, but not limited to contract drafting, review and negotiation, real and business personal property issues including drafting and reviewing real estate leases and vessel charters, along with the Associate General Counsel and General Counsel. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the law in areas of special interest to the Company, including admiralty, Federal Maritime Commission, Interstate Commerce Commission, insurance, labor, FCPA, international and contract law and advises the Company of impacts of law changes. Develops and interprets legal departmental, corporate governance, and legal compliance policies and procedures. Works with local, state and federal authorities in various geographical areas in which the Company operates as well as in various substantive areas such as environmental compliance and issues in connection with the FCPA. Advises on legal aspects of Company operations. Also provides legal counsel related to: contracts, compliance, insurance and property matters, human resources, workers compensation, and public relations. All employees, current and former, must maintain confidentiality by not disclosing to others any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information belonging to the Company. Responsible and accountable for incumbent’s own personal safety. Responsible and accountable for the safety of all co-workers and any others incumbent comes in contact with. Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or is observed. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations and Company policies and procedures, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so. Reports any and all violations of applicable laws, regulations or Company policies and procedures promptly, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so. Performs other related administrative and technical duties as may be assigned or requested by immediate supervision (such as certification training, safety training, procedure review, etc.).

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree from accredited law school is required. Licensed to practice law in 1+ state in the United States; preferably Texas, Florida or Louisiana. 5+ years of experience in corporate transactional law with concentration in the areas of contracts, corporate law and executive and managerial interface. Well developed communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Maintains licensure in conformance with bar requirements during period of employment.

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