Business Attorney

Strategic Management & Logistics
Posted Jan 31
Part Time
Florida

This opportunity will be working with The Legal Department (https://thelegaldepartment.law/)

Job Summary: We strive to educate our small business clients to help them make better business decisions and this position plays a key part. The Business Attorney provides legal guidance and legal services to our clients. Thie Business Attorney is responsible for drafting contracts, reviewing contracts, and negotiating contracts. The type of contracts include: employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, vendor agreements, licensing agreements, service agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, membership interest purchase agreements, and lease agreements. The Business Attorney also prepares and files federal trademark applications and responds to all examining attorney inquiries. Lastly, the Business Attorney serves as a supervisor to our Corporate Paralegal.   Experience Required: The right candidate for this position will have experience talking to small business owners and has a breadth of knowledge and experience in business law. Required business law topics include: entity formations, government regulations, intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks), employee/independent contractors, ownership agreements, vendor agreements, client/customer service agreements and business acquisitions.

Overall Tasks to Be Performed: Legal Work Draft custom contracts for clients using our firm’s templates and samples Review contracts and provide feedback to clients Revise and/or negotiate contracts on behalf of clients Conduct legal research Respond to all client communications in a prompt manner Meet with clients to discuss matters Conduct new client assessment meetings Review/proofread entity formation books from paralegal Review/proofread entity audits from paralegal Create and improve processes and procedures Attend team meetings Debrief with Business Specialist for new matters Debrief with Business Specialist for conclusion of matters Develop legal templates and checklists for work efficiency Other tasks as needed Write occasional articles with legal content Other tasks as needed The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an employee may be expected or asked to perform. _ _ Overall Skills/Attributes/Qualifications Required: Licensed and in good standing as an attorney. Experience practicing business law. Experienced talking to business owners. Takes personal responsibility. Has a professional and confident demeanor. Reliable and flexible. Loves to help people. Has an educator’s mindset. Able to speak professionally. Emotionally intelligent. Has friendliness and openness to meet new people. Able to listen to people and respond accordingly. Able to follow procedures and systems. Will participate in brainstorming sessions about ways to improve our business. Excellent writing skills and impeccable grammar. Works well in a structured environment with goals and deadlines. Likes to work with others on a team basis, but is very motivated to work independently. Quick learner and quick thinker. Methodical and detail oriented with work product. Inquisitive and diligent in finding answers. Technology proficient; comfortable with computer software and technology; able to learn new technology easily. Has good judgment. _ _ Preferred Proficiency in the Following Software/Technology: Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Teams Microsoft Word Zoom Microsoft Powerpoint Time Tracking software Microsoft Excel Adobe Acrobat

Special Notes: We are flexible on the job position, it could either be a direct hire or contract. This would be a part time position, they can be remote, preferred if they live in Florida. They must be knowledgeable regarding Business Law in Florida.

The position will be paid by hour or project and the range depends on experience.   They MUST be licensed to practice law in FL and have to be able to practice FL Law independently.