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Counsel, Corporate & Transactions (HYBRD - Richmond, VA)

Atlantic Union Bank
Posted Jul 06
Full Time
Glen Allen, Virginia

Position Description

The Counsel - Corporate and Transactions provides legal advice and support on a wide range of corporate, financial, transactional, and corporate governance matters. The role is highly cross-functional and cross-collaborative, working with multiple stakeholders. Members of the legal team enjoy a collaborative, fast-paced, people-centered culture where their voice makes a difference. The role reports to the Associate General Counsel – Corporate and Securities.

Position Accountabilities

  • Provide legal advice and support for strategic and non-strategic corporate and capital markets transactions including, for example, transactions implementing various financial, cash management, liquidity and capital strategies, such as issuance of debt, capital raises, and stock repurchases; M&A; investments in third parties; joint ventures; asset sales and purchases; and intercompany transactions. Manage external law firms providing legal advice, support and documentation for such transactions. Partner with other lawyers on the legal team and representatives from finance, strategy, risk management, and the various lines of business on transactions or projects as needed. Draft, review, negotiate, and identify risk issues in a wide range of agreements including, for example, term sheets, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements, purchase and sale agreements, investment agreements, amendments, waivers, notices, and commercial contracts. Manage transactions to a successful close, including coordinating and conducting due diligence.
  • Research and provide legal advice on corporate law and corporate governance matters. Monitor developments and best practices in corporate law and corporate governance matters and develop and implement policies, processes, and strategies for compliance with the same. Prepare board agendas, materials, resolutions, minutes, and other materials for meetings of the board of directors and its committees. Draft revisions and updates to governing documents and corporate policies. Partner with staff members on formation and dissolution of legal entities, maintenance of corporate records, and subsidiary management.
  • Support the Associate General Counsel – Corporate and Securities as directed on compliance with federal securities laws and regulations, including the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934, NYSE rules, and other rules applicable to public companies. Conduct research and assist in preparation of the Company’s periodic reports and disclosures, including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-ks, earnings releases, proxy statements, and Section 16 filings.
  • Engage and oversee the quality and cost effectiveness of legal counsel hired to represent the Company.
  • Develop sound legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations and opinions regarding the Company’s legal rights and obligations.
  • Provide practical, actionable legal advice and support to executive and senior management and other stakeholders on a wide range of corporate, transactional, and corporate governance matters.
  • Lead discussions on complex topics with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with internal clients, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Conduct sophisticated legal research using various sources and methods.
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks as assigned to help the Company protect its business, commercial, and reputational interests. The Position Accountabilities listed are not an exhaustive list of the duties of this role.
  • Experience in the financial services industry is appreciated but not required.
  • Final title will be assigned depending on the experience and structured responsibilities of the successful candidate.

Organizational Relationship

The Counsel - Corporate and Transactions reports to the Associate General Counsel – Corporate and Securities.

Position Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney with mix of relevant experience.
  • Licensed attorney admitted to practice in Virginia, or able to satisfy reciprocity or corporate counsel requirements for admission into Virginia.
  • Completion of course of study at an accredited law school with degree (J.D.)
  • Completion of four years of college undergraduate study with degree

Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated high level of knowledge in stated area of legal expertise
  • Able to make sound legal judgments and proactively find solutions independently without oversight
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Business orientation and ability to provide practical solutions
  • Strong ability to identify risks and propose alternative structures to mitigate those risks
  • Ability to work collaboratively and contribute to team goals
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to remain organized
  • Highest degree of adherence to ethical standards in the legal profession

Salary offered will be based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. This position is also eligible to participate in either an applicable incentive compensation plan for the position or a discretionary profit sharing bonus program. General information on our comprehensive benefits package can be found by visiting

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