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Corporate Counsel The candidate will consults with and advises company executives on legal issues related to the company's business activities (e.g. governmental regulations, contracts, property, shareholders, etc.). The Corporate Counsel is responsible for ensuring that all material contracts (e.g. land leases, loans, franchise agreements, mortgages, equipment leases, sales agreements, stock or membership agreements, etc.) comply with company standards. Counsel is also responsible for coordinating and facilitating the annual owner's meetings for the various entities as well as any required board meetings of same. Lastly, the Corporate Counsel will take on special projects (legal in nature) as assigned by the President, Senior Vice President or Treasurer. Will report to the President of the various companies. On a daily basis the Corporate Counsel will work with numerous company executives including, but not limited to; Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Vice President(s), General Managers, CAT Scale Regional Managers, Controllers, and other corporate staff. Prepare, review, index, maintain and update selected equipment and real estate leases and contracts on an annual schedule and as directed by the President. Maintain a master calendar that shows all critical Real Estate Lease dates (e.g. Expiration Dates, Cancelation Periods, Renewal Dates, COLA or other rent adjustment dates, Property Tax reimbursements, etc.). Notification of all interested parties at least 60 days prior to Critical Date and copy President and Treasurer on same. Design and maintain a system to securely store original Real Estate Leases. Prepare Stock Purchase and Redemption Agreements and Stock Certificates for new shares sold by the company. Maintain the official stockholder register including lots and basis (if applicable) and verify with other departments at least yearly. Schedule and coordinate annual meetings of shareholders, including, but not limited to: Agendas, Schedule, Location, Notices, Minutes, etc.). Review vendor credit applications to ensure we are not committing to any unreasonable terms such as personal guarantees or liquidated damages. Negotiate and manage renewals of Franchise Agreements that the company wishes to continue. Juris Doctorate from an American Bara Association accredited law school required, Licensed to practice law in the State of 3+ years experience as a licensed, practicing attorney in a law-firm or in-house legal department, U.S. Employment Law experience required, Excellent research, analytical and critical thinking skills, Highly organized and disciplined, but also flexible when appropriate, Ability to negotiate, clearly and effectively communicate and to persuade others, Ability to draft well-written reports, general business correspondence, policies and procedures, Well-developed interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to get along with diverse personalities, Ability to work independently while being able to contribute to multiple outcomes and successfully managing the deadlines and timelines of the master calendar.

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