Description:

Overview:
A Law Firm is looking to hire an Associate Attorney to be responsible for handling sophisticated professional services agreements, master service agreements, engagement letters, statements of work, non-disclosure agreements, litigation and other associated matters for clients across various industry sectors. You will work hand-in-hand with internal business teams, subject matter experts, and risk management and assist the more senior attorneys on the team.

Practice Areas:
Business & Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Lending & Borrowing
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Entity Creation & Structuring
  • Outsourced General Counsel

Community Bank Counsel
  • Commercial Lending Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Compliance & Regulatory Counsel
  • Corporate Governance
  • Vendor Management

  • SBA

Turnaround Counsel
  • Troubled Loan Resolution
  • Workouts
  • Restructurings
  • Forbearance Agreements
  • Foreclosure

Job Responsibilities:
  • Drafting, negotiating, and advising stakeholders with respect to complex commercial contracts with clients and third-party service providers.
  • Investigating and resolving disputes arising in connection with the company's relationships with clients and third-party service providers.
  • Educating internal clients with respect to the positions and issues that arise during contractual negotiations.
  • Working with internal clients to solve legal, risk, and business issues that arise in commercial transactions.
  • Understanding and applying regulatory changes to new and existing contracts.
  • Managing and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects.
  • Participating in various activities related to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and third-party risk management.
  • Populating and maintaining contract files and repositories
  • Assisting with policy and procedure drafting and review.

Requirements:
  • Must obtain a law. degree from accredited law school.
  • Must have current TX bar admission.
  • Candidate must have 3-7 years of experience with litigation/transactional matters.
  • Experience in corporate law is a plus.
  • Must have superior academic credentials along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to manage, multi-task and prioritize many work items and several projects simultaneously while demonstrating exceptional organization and time management skills.
  • Should have a keen eye for detail coupled with good researching ability.
  • Robust interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be an articulate and succinct writer and researcher.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaborate with others.
  • Should have persuasive communication skills that will help in building trust and broadening the client base.

Core Competencies Required:
Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing -- Communicating effectively in written form as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Service Orientation -- Actively looking for ways to help people (clients and the team).Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.