EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search has an exciting new in-house opportunity! Our client, a growing transportation and logistics company headquartered in Buffalo, New York, is seeking a General Counsel with at least 7 years of sophisticated commercial contracts, corporate governance, transactions and labor law experience. This attorney will have the opportunity to establish the company’s in-house legal department and work closely with management and operators.

General Counsel Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day legal advice and support for corporate governance and M&A transactions;
  • Partner closely with CEO, CHRO and operations team, all working in the office full-time;
  • Provide advice on regulatory and corporate compliance;
  • Work closely with HR and outside counsel on labor and employment matters;
  • Provide support and advice on strategic initiatives; and
  • Oversee outside counsel.

General Counsel Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience practicing law in a sophisticated law firm and/or in-house environment;
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and M&A transaction documents and running deals;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal clients (both operators and management) and provide timely advice;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and calm demeanor;
  • Excellent analytical skills; and
  • JD and in good standing in at least one state with the ability to waive into New York bar as in-house counsel.

Contact us today for more information.

EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search is a Chicago-based boutique legal recruiting firm. EpsteinSchwartz does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.