Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Corporate Legal Counsel - Sales & Operations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Req ID: 110425

RESPONSIBILITIES UNIQUE TO POSITION:

  • Manage and/or stay informed on current status of legal matters affecting or being addressed in regard to company’s customer-facing business units through coordination with other corporate counsel handling Operations matters, attending recurring Operations meetings, and otherwise

  • Engage in and manage enterprise or department projects and initiatives, as required

  • Oversee operation, maintenance and training of legal staff and business clients in utilization of enterprise or department systems and processes GENERAL SUPERVISORY OR LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage or supervise the management of corporate counsel and other legal staff, and the provision of legal services, including assisting in goal-setting and conducting performance evaluations for direct reports, in conformance with departmental and company requirements

  • Generally exhibit leadership qualities and aptitude in mentoring, as well as business acumen

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the legal practice, sound judgment and the provision of reasoned legal opinions, with minimal supervision

  • Keep General Counsel and Director of Legal Services apprised of current legal matters, initiatives and concerns of import being handled or managed, as well as any staffing issues CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: Transactional• Draft, review, revise and negotiate varied legal documents in numerous areas of contract and commercial law and corporate transactionsGeneral• Provide legal advice and counsel to executives, directors of departments, and other business clients, using discretion and exercising independent judgment in numerous areas of contract and commercial law, general corporate transactions, and adversarial matters• Research and analyze various legal issues presented by clients and/or pertinent to business operations or matters and present results through preparation of legal memoranda and/or interaction with clients• Serve as liaison between Legal Services department and certain business clients by acting as primary contact for assigned business units and representing the department on various task forces and committees• Anticipate and identify potential legal issues and develop and recommend company policies and positions on sameAdministrative• Pursue continuing education on industry, evolving business operations, and company business strategies• Assist in educating and informing business clients on role of Legal Services department and in legal procedure• Assist in managing provision of legal services by outside counsel and other legal service providers as related to assigned business units and/or matters

  • Ensure accurate billing by outside counsel on a project specific basis• Timely and accurately enter and update status of projects in matter management system and contracts in enterprise contract system• Maintain accurate time log in matter management system for work performed, as required• Various other tasks as assigned EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent required

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school

  • Licensure: Licensed to practice law in Oklahoma (or willing to immediately pursue Oklahoma license)

  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of experience in a law firm and/or as corporate counsel, with experience in transactional business, strong contract review and drafting skills SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office and in on-line legal research, with ability to learn new software applications and programs, ability to type efficiently and prepare own documents and correspondence without reliance on dictation, and strong drafting, negotiation and oral communication

  • Typical Physical Demands:

  • Requires prolonged stationary positions

  • Occasional moving of equipment and/or lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Continuous operation of office equipment, e.g. computer keyboard, copy machine, printer, and calculator

  • Ability to perceive sound at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, and extensive reading

  • Occasional evening or weekend work

  • Possible infrequent overnight travel

Job Function(s): Legal

Clean Places, Friendly Faces.  It's been the guiding principle at Love's for more than 50 years, and it's leading us into the future. We're passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with plenty of fuel, food and supplies. Love's has two primary kinds of stores. Our  'Country Stores'  are fueling stations with a convenience store attached. The larger ' Travel Stops'  are located on interstate highways and offer additional amenities such as food from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and more. 

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