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Senior Counsel

Company: Populus Financial Group
Location: Irving
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The safety and wellbeing of our customers and employees is our top priority. Most of our Corporate office operates remotely as we continue to closely monitor COVID-19 updates at the national and local levels (some positions may operate on-site).

Populus is an amazing company where our employees stay because they love their teams and the growth opportunities. Additionally, we offer a competitive 401K match, a generous paid time off package, and Health Benefits.

Our mission is to provide a broad range of quality financial products and services delivered with best-in-class customer service. We work and lead with integrity, and we celebrate employees who exemplify our values. Come join our team!

The Senior Counsel is responsible for providing legal service and advice to the company generally.

Major Responsibilities
Drafting, negotiating, and advising the business on a wide range of transactions, agreements, and documentation.
Managing all stages of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, key investments, and other strategic business opportunities, including leading due diligence, drafting, and negotiating term sheets and definitive transaction documents, manage closing transactions, and support post-closing integration.
Providing practical commercial and legal advice to facilitate, improve, and strengthen operational decision-making through integration of legal analysis as part of the overall business development process.
Partnering closely with Finance and Treasury to negotiate credit agreements and other similar or related agreements.
Analyzing and advising regarding potential new business ventures.
Collaborating with business teams and legal/compliance colleagues to address and resolve complex issues, develop policies, procedures, and various materials to advance the business objectives and/or address new or changes to laws or regulations.
Liaising and directing external counsel, as required, on transactional, regulatory, or other matters.
Preparing minutes of Board meetings and drafting resolutions or written consent for action by the Board of Directors.
Serving as legal resource for all corporate governance matters; participating in the development and implementation of corporate governance policies and procedures.
Assisting with certain company lawsuits, on occasion.
Managing and maintaining legal files and other related organizational matters.
Directing legal staff in support of these activities.
Assisting the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with other duties and responsibilities as requested by the CEO, General Counsel, or Deputy General Counsel.

Key Competencies
Legal Principles & Research
Strategic Planning
Policy Development
Problem Identification & Resolution
Effective Communicator
Media Communication
Organized & Detailed

Internal/External Interactions
Management Team
Outside Agencies/Clients

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of three (3) years post-admission practicing experience with a major law firm or financial institution relevant to the responsibilities of the position
Must be a graduate of an accredited law school
Candidate must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements
Strong knowledge of corporate governance, M&A transactions, and general corporate law required
Knowledge of financial services laws and regulations is a plus
Ability to lead and drive teams to institute change and collaboration across a variety of functional areas
Ability to prioritize work, manage a large number of matters at one time, and interact with senior management
Effective and efficient problem solver; excellent planning, organizational, and communication skills; ability to communicate at all levels of the organization

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the major responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop or bend; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This position might require long hours and weekend work.

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in some work environments can be moderate.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

EEO Statement
Populus Financial Group provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Populus Financial Group, Irving , Senior Counsel, Legal , Irving, Texas

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