This position reports directly to either the Assistant General Counsel or Senior Corporate Counsel and is responsible for providing basic legal analysis and advice, of minimal to moderate complexity, under general Managing Attorney supervision, to the various functional departments of the company and provides basic legal services as required.
This position requires a good working knowledge of common law legal concepts with respect to contract law, the company’s legal contracting policies, general contract drafting procedures and a broad understanding of the company’s entire suite of products and services across all lines of business.
Review and respond to internal commercial contract requests for new contracts, amendments to existing contracts, or other documents, which will require :
Review any exceptions or modifications to standard commercial contracts, effectively negotiate the basic to moderately complex terms and conditions with customers or vendors to address and resolve concerns and minimize corporate exposure with assistance from senior legal counsel as necessary.
Identify issues of general scope requiring basic legal review and timely coordinate with senior legal counsel and with internal functional departments (e.
g., Sales, Product Management, Customer Service, Finance, etc.) as appropriate.
Provide a point of contact for Sales and other Syniverse personnel with regard to contract and other document issues.
Ensure the accuracy of the company’s commercial contracts, amendments and renewals for assigned area of responsibility.
Assist with drafting legal responses to customer Request for Proposals.
Timely respond and meet or exceed service level expectations.
Perform the following :
Assist paralegal(s) with the management of corporate entities at direction of General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel.
Prepare basic correspondence, contract file documentation, and internal memoranda for review by Legal management.
Handle ad hoc contract-related work assignments from Legal management. Knowledge Requirements
JD degree from an accredited U.S. law school
Membership in good standing with the Florida Bar or approved in-house counsel status from the Florida Bar
0 - 3 years of commercial transactional law practice (in-house experience is a plus)
Ability to read, interpret, draft, modify and negotiate legal documents, analyze legal situations, and assist senior counsel as assigned
Good business judgment and acumen
Strong interpersonal skills
Good verbal and written communication skills, including basic negotiation skills
Ability to balance basic legal liability issues and commercial interests of the business
Ability to successfully facilitate basic business deals with minimal impacts on revenue
Strong personal computer skills
Ability to manage a large workload with daily supervision and effectively prioritize workload and work concurrently on various matters of basic legal complexity
Decisive, well organized, efficient and detail oriented
Demonstrated analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills
Enthusiastic, ambitious and friendly self-starter
Must work efficiently and effectively in an extremely fast-paced environment