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Corporate Counsel

Posted Jul 08
Full Time
Waukesha County, Wisconsin

GENERAC - There’s never been a better time to work at Generac. We’re shaping the market and investing in new companies and new technologies. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.

The Corporate Counsel will serve as a trusted advisor on the Commercial legal team, counseling the Company’s Residential and Commercial & Industrial business groups. This role will provide primary transactional support to these teams. This position will also lead legal support for Generac’s real estate team on leasing matters and real property acquisitions. This position will be located at the company’s headquarters in Waukesha, WI.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage and build relationships with the business to act as "front-line" legal counsel and provide high-quality, pragmatic legal and business advice regarding a wide range of commercial and product issues
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements
  • Assess proposed commercial transactions and develop deal structures to minimize legal and business risks.
  • Think strategically, help create and execute plans to achieve both short-term and long-term results and communicate with key legal and business stakeholders
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement processes, templates, and best practices to support the work of the role


  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with major law firm or corporate legal department
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States and a member in good standing with a State bar

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with a global manufacturer or publicly-traded company
  • Previous experience working on international teams in a matrixed environment


  • Excellent negotiation and legal drafting skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High work capacity and passion for the job, in addition to high ethical and moral standards
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risk, problem solve, and offer creative solutions to mitigate risk
  • Ability to manage and prioritize work from multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work across organizational, functional and geographic boundaries to drive business strategies, communications and multi-geography projects and teams in a matrixed environment

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."