KidZania USA Associate Counsel in Frisco, Texas
The Associate Counsel will oversee all legal aspects of the company. The attorney will provide legal advice/negotiation for complex business contracts and transactions, while ensuring that the company strictly follows legal guidelines and maintains compliance with applicable laws. Must maintain relationships with outside counsels, and participate in the management of risks and expense as well as cost effective expenditure with outside counsel.
Serves as primary legal advisor in negotiating critical contracts and complex business transactions.
Prepares legal documents, forms, agreements and contracts according to the business needs and ensures they are reviewed and approved by necessary parties.
Provides accurate and timely responses to executives on a variety of legal topics (real estate, labor law, partnerships, corporate finance, etc.).
Maintain a strong network of outside legal experts in various disciplines, ability to delegate and manage projects through these resources when additional experience is needed on a specific contract or case.
Maintains current knowledge of legal regulations, and ensures adherence to legal compliance guidelines.
Communicates and negotiates with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), building trustworthy relationships.
Assists in deciphering legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization as needed.
Reviews and provides advice on press releases and other corporate communications about the company, products, services and activities.
Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their superior, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.
Juris Doctorate from an accredited U.S. law school required. Admitted to and in good standing with the ABA and Texas Bar Association.
Minimum five (5) years of relevant legal experience with demonstrated competency in areas of law specialization such as Corporate Business Law.
Experience with Contracts, Commercial Leases, Labor Law and Unemployment Law is highly preferred.
Prior work experience in both a law firm and in-house environment is strongly desired.
Must exhibit maturity and independence of judgment in difficult and complex circumstances. Excellent written and communication skills. Strong process and analytical skills. Strong problem solving ability and attention to detail. Excellent time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities while ensuring timely completion and follow up.
Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple projects for the reporting relationships. Must be proficient at follow up and team work. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the Company s internal and personnel affairs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand. Ability to travel by ground and or air 20% or more. Walk and stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.