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Attorney in Dallas, TX

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Posted on

Apr 11, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required

Location

Dallas, TX, United States
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General Counsel
Duties: Partner with the executive and other teams to provide strategic advice on a wide range of legal matters such as corporate finance, securities, governance, employment, executive compensation, dispute resolution, and more. Lead major transactional work for the team on mergers & acquisitions. Liaison between executive team and 3 public company boards. Heavy oversight of securities filings and related party matters. Provide legal interpretations and guidance to management and personnel. Proactively seek options and best practices to mitigate legal issues and risks. Provide advice and counsel to help the business stay up-to-date and comply with regulatory and compliance requirements, including SEC/NYSE and other agencies. Managing multiple outside law firms and other service providers. Review, analyze, and negotiate contracts and other legal documents. Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues. Drive, inspire, and lead the legal department to produce the best outcomes possible, Work on challenging and dynamic problems in a team atmosphere.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and member in good standing of at least one state bar. 15+ years of substantive in-house legal experience, ideally with hospitality industry (accommodations and lodging) experience preferred. Proven experience building and leading successful teams. Ability to develop legal strategy and plan and execute organizational protocols, practices, and procedures. Superior written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Knowledge of employment law is a plus. Strong moral and ethical principles. Excellent judgement and analytical skills and ability to analyze situations and synthesize information. Problem solver, driven, self-motivated, and "outside of the box" thinker. Excellent knowledge of a wide range of legal issues. Deal with outside entities such as regulators and outside lawyers. Ensuring the local, national, and federal laws and regulations are followed.

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