Director of Legal Affairs (Administrative)
Summary of Job:Consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Lee Company, under the direction of the CFO, the Lee Company Director of Legal Affairs manages the company's legal function, including engagement and oversight of outside counsel when necessary. The Director of Legal Affairs is directly involved strategically and tactically in the following areas: contracts, mechanic's liens and other collection filings, litigation, all commercial insurance claims (property, casualty, workers' comp, etc), debt financings, corporate structure, mergers & acquisitions, federal & state business licensure, regulatory compliance, and other matters requiring legal interpretation or expertise.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree. Finance, economics, or other business discipline preferred.
Admitted to the Bar in Tennessee.
Minimum of three (3) years' experience in a law firm environment and/or in a corporate legal department.
Satisfactory experience with legal aspects of contracts, collections actions, commercial insurance matters, labor & employment issues, tax & entity structure planning, and commercial real estate transactions.
Experience working on matters of corporate governance.
Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with construction law, wage and hour law, and consumer protection statutes.
Ability to handle stress, expectations, and workload demands consistent with a Director equivalent level position.
Ability to work collaboratively with others, multi-task, meet deadlines, and have flexibility to accommodate special projects as they arise.
Demonstrated organization skills; the ability to work as a member of a fast-paced team and to balance multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high attention to detail is essential.
Must exercise sound judgment, initiative and independent thinking.
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues—including previous experience in role maintaining confidentiality.
Proficiency and comfort with information systems. Must have demonstrated intermediate Excel skills; proven ability to master new software systems is vital.
Superior work ethic, willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends during certain months.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to work with a positive attitude as part of a hard-working team dedicated to quality work that exceeds expectations and yields tangible results.
This position currently has one direct report and serves as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position with an expectation of a five-day work-week during standard business hours. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Work location is flexible within Lee Company's hybrid work policy.
Company Perks & Benefits:
Our mission at Lee Company is to create an environment where our employees can thrive, and we mean that. Wellness involves your relationships, finances, career, community, as well as physical health. We don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk. Check out what benefit programs we offer to help our team and family members THRIVE with us!
Lee Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or testing, or family and medical leave.