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Counsel - Commercial Affairs (Hybrid/NJ).324

Job Title
Counsel - Commercial Affairs (Hybrid/NJ).324
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Description

Leading professional organization seeks an in-house Counsel to provide advice and counsel with respect to the organization's Commercial Affairs particularly with respect to complex agreements.  The position is hybrid:  three days onsite in Piscataway, NJ; two days remote.  In addition, there is a weekly onsite meeting in NYC.  Base salary is $180K-$200K with bonus. 

Primary Duties:

The Counsel for Commercial Affairs will advise clients domestically and internationally on a wide range of matters, including structuring, negotiating and drafting a variety of general and specialized agreements necessary for the day-to-day operations of a cutting-edge global science and technology non-profit organization. Issues range from commercial legal advice to preservation of the non-profit status of the organization. The agreements include licensing, electronic publishing, IT, and consulting agreements, as well as related commercial agreements relevant to a dynamic business environment. This role functions as an intermediate individual contributor. Additional duties include the following:

  • Provides advice and counsel,  negotiates, and drafts both domestic and international commercial, business and operational contracts
  • Uses and modifies standard forms and templates from a robust internal forms library in the marketing, publishing, education, technical conference and membership operations of the organization
  • Develops and incorporates the implementation of new technology solutions (such as, but not limited to, contract management systems)
  • Provides training on issues relating to commercial law, contract formation and other legal subjects
  • Provides general legal advice to various departments within the organization
  • Collaborates on additional legal projects of interest

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Science/Technical undergraduate degree helpful but not required
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence from national law school 
  • Member in good standing of the NY or NJ state Bar
  • 7-10 years adept at providing commercial legal advice, contract drafting, negotiation and review experience
  • In-house corporate or law firm experience required ​​​​​
  • Ability to manage large volumes of commercial contract review with consistency, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Able to advise on a wide variety of legal issues
  • Experience representing non-profit organizations a plus ​​​​​​
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills, along with excellent business judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail a must
  • Experience with technology contracts a plus
  • Effective communicator across all levels and the ability to diplomatically interact with other stakeholders to influence operational, policy and process goals
  • Articulate with leadership potential
  • Well-versed in commercial business practices, customary provisions, and key issues in a wide range of unique situations
  • Familiar with policies and practices of leading non-profit charities, as well as academic and research organizations
  • Experience advising clients, working directly with senior managers and suppliers
  • Proactive self-starter, with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects and business needs
  • Service-oriented legal counsel with excellent interpersonal skills and a keen interest and capability in collaborating with both legal and non-legal colleagues
  • Able to exercise discretion to identify, develop and execute processes and solutions to address highly complex problems in order to achieve goals and objectives of the organization

Frink-Hamlett Legal Solutions is an equal employment opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.

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