Corporate Counsel

Doggett Equipment Services GroupHouston, TexasFull Time

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary: The Corporate Counsel will provide support to the General Counsel. Ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience with a wide variety of corporate matters, including reviewing and drafting, and negotiating commercial contracts and handling legal matters as assigned by the General Counsel which may involve compliance, regulations, policies, risk management, employment, litigation support, commercial real estate, and others. Candidates will interface with executive and other senior level business leaders and collaborate with multiple departments as needed. Candidates must be interested in generalist legal responsibilities, possess strong communication skills (verbal and written) and business acumen, and be able to work with other counsel and business persons both individually and in a collaborative environment. Candidates should be licensed to practice in Texas.

Essential Functions

  • Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics
  • Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties, creating relations and building trust
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts, and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to members of the company
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations and changes in relevant legislation
  • Advise relevant parties on contract status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with deals
  • Research and anticipate potential unique legal risks that could impact the company
  • Provide training to employees of the company on legal topics
  • Manage disputes and litigation
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner


  • JD Degree from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the state bar of Texas or Louisiana
  • 2-4 years’ experience in-house or at a reputable law firm

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using MS Office
  • Strong track record of professional accomplishments
  • Writes clearly, informatively and concisely; varies writing style to meet the needs of the audience
  • Extremely detailed-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Keen ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing quality or client service
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while managing shifting priorities
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Listens well and seeks clarification
  • Anticipates and responds well to questions
  • Communicates thoughts clearly and concisely – both verbally and in written form
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality and efficiency
  • Responds to management direction and is dependable; commits to meeting all deadlines
  • Takes initiative, self-motivated; asks for and offer help when needed
  • Maintains professionalism, accepts responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments
  • Works well in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment
  • Flexible and exhibits a positive attitude, even during particularly busy or stressful periods
  • Analytical thinking skills – gather and analyze information skillfully; synthesize diverse information; collect and research data
  • Possesses strong business acumen and a desire to partner with clients to help achieve business plans

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 10% of the time, or as needed

Environmental Conditions: This position will typically work in an air-conditioned office. Candidate will be using computers and tablets on a daily basis, however there may be moderate exposure to the outdoors, depending on task.

The Corporate Counsel must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately, and without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The statements made herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive and inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required of personnel so classified.

Doggett is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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