Corporate Attorney
Job Description

Corporate Attorney Job Description

Corporate Attorney Job Overview

Corporate attorneys are licensed legal professionals that provide general legal counsel to their clients, which are typically corporations. They provide sound legal advice and direction to help them avoid legal risks and regulatory violations in all business transactions. They evaluate legal rights and risks of various company structures, perform complex legal research and due diligence, and evaluate current and new projects and partnerships for potential legal issues. They draft, modify, and review legal documents and negotiate on the clients’ behalf to secure deals that are favorable for them. They also represent clients in legal proceedings and litigation when necessary. Corporate attorneys oversee and delegate tasks to support staff, and typically work in an office environment for private and public companies, or for a corporate law firm.

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Corporate Attorney Job Summary

Are you an experienced corporate attorney with outstanding negotiation and communication skills and in-depth transactional knowledge of multiple areas of the law? If so, we’d love to connect. Our company is ramping up for massive growth and we need someone to provide sound counsel on a variety of legal matters and help us analyze, negotiate, and execute deals. Our ideal applicant will have several years of corporate law experience, be in good standing with the state bar association, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment. If this sounds like a fit, start your application today!


Ashburn, VA

Corporate Attorney Responsibilities

  • Protect clients from legal risks and regulatory violations in all business transactions and develop strategies for risk-mitigation
  • Assess legal rights and legal risk of various company structures, and make recommendations for corporation, joint venture, limited partnership, and limited liability company options
  • Perform complex legal research and extensive due diligence
  • Evaluate current and new projects, partnerships, mergers, divestitures, and acquisitions for potential legal issues
  • Give legal advice to clients on corporate governance, policies, procedures, finances, intellectual property, employment, operations, and regulatory issues, and guide them towards best practices in corporate law regulation compliance
  • Draft, review, and modify contracts, government and financial reports, process and procedure policies, and other legal documents as required
  • Negotiate on the clients’ behalf to create, modify, and execute deals
  • Provide legal counsel during legal proceedings, administrative board reviews, and litigations when necessary
  • Oversee support staff, paralegals, and outside lawyers hired to assist

Corporate Attorney Qualifications

  • Four-year bachelor's degree, along with a three-year law degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law and member in good standing of the state bar association
  • 3-5 years of experience as a corporate lawyer, a staff attorney or associate attorney for a corporate law firm, or as in-house counsel for a corporation
  • In-depth transactional knowledge and understanding of corporate law, tax law, and securities law is necessary
  • Computer proficient - ability to use MS Office and Google Suite
  • Superb analytical, negotiation, and communication skills are crucial

Corporate Attorney Compensation

$161,190 (National Average)


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