Commercial, LitigationExp.: 3 - 5 Years
Certa ProPainters, Ltd. seeks a highly motivated and experienced attorney to serve as Corporate Counsel.
Certa ProPainters, Ltd. is a franchisor of more than 375 independently owned and operated CertaPro Painters® franchised businesses located through the US and Canada. CertaPro Painters began operations in 1992 and has become the largest residential and commercial painting company in North America.
The successful candidate will report directly to the General Counsel and will provide legal advice and counsel to internal clients at all levels.
Essential Functions of Corporate Counsel
Review and negotiate client and vendor legal documentation; identify risks in various contracts and develop solutions to complex problems that mitigate risk and promote successful contract execution
Provide accurate, practical and timely legal and business advice/support for commercial transactions
Provide advice and ensure compliance with franchise regulatory requirements, franchise relationship laws and other relevant laws
Review, manage and respond to threats of litigation
Conduct research and provide legal and business advice on a variety of legal issues
Work cross-functionally with all departments to understand the legal needs of Certa ProPainters, Ltd.
Other duties as assigned
Occasional travel will be required
Must be a lawyer licensed to practice in at least one U.S. state, preferably Pennsylvania, with a J.D. from a reputable law school
3-5+ years’ experience in general commercial law; litigation experience a plus
Ability to focus on business goals while protecting Certa ProPainters, Ltd. from legal risk
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks effectively
Excellent writing and communication skills
Self-motivated with the ability to work well both independently and in a team-based environment
Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
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