Commercial Lawyer

Imperial Parking Corporation Chattanooga , TN 37402

Posted 6 days ago

Commercial Lawyer

Impark is one of the largest parking management companies in North America. We have 55 years of experience, and currently operate parking facilities in more than 240 cities across the United States and Canada. Our business continues to prosper and grow. As a result, we are looking for exceptional people to join our workforce. People who are committed, ambitious, and eager to learn. People like you.

Our continued success is driven by our core values, which are:

Be admirable: Always conduct yourself in an honest and professional manner.

Create positive energy: Choose optimism.

Be a trailblazer: Drive innovative ways to achieve growth.

These values guide our actions and keep us on the right path. At Impark, the most successful people are those individuals who integrate these beliefs into their actions at work, and incorporate them into everyday behavior.

Impark is currently looking for a full-time Commercial Lawyer to work at our Chattanooga, TN location.

Position Summary:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented commercial lawyer at our U.S. corporate office in Chattanooga, TN. The Legal Counsel will report to the company's Sr Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at the company's Head Office in Vancouver, Canada, and will support the Company's rapid growth by delivering practical, business-oriented legal advice to business units and senior management located in over 50 cities in North America. This full-time permanent role will focus primarily on general commercial matters, but applicants possessing additional experience in labor and employment will be preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

The Legal Counsel's duties will include:

  • Providing legal and strategic advice on a wide range of intellectual property, corporate, regulatory, commercial, employment, risk management, privacy and technology-related issues to senior management and various business units

  • Working closely with the company's Human Resources team on a broad variety of labor, employment and training matters including collective agreements, investigations, compensation and benefits, leaves of absence and accommodations, privacy, diversity and compliance matters

  • Reviewing and approving legal aspects of major company agreements, including:

  • Contractor and consultant agreements

  • Intellectual property licensing arrangements

  • Leases, concessions, management agreements and services agreements

  • Business alliance and other agreements

  • Working with external counsel trans-border to provide advice and assistance regarding:

  • Compliance issues including privacy, data protection laws, and others

  • Strategic initiatives driving the company's growth

  • General litigation strategy and direction

  • Reviewing current and pending legislation and advising the executive team on risk mitigation strategies

  • Participating in special projects and acquisitions

  • Providing leadership, management and planning for the legal support staff

  • Developing and maintaining various corporate policies, practices and legal processes

  • General oversight and responsibility for all other legal issues

  • Travel, as required

  • Other duties, as assigned

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and admission to the bar in a U.S. state.
  • 5-12 years of broad commercial and HR experience
  • experience in both a mid- to large-sized private practice environment and 5+ years as in-house legal counsel preferred
  • highly developed problem-solving skills, a pragmatic mindset and ability to innovate and prioritize
  • impeccable attention to detail
  • outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with ability to explain complex legal matters in simple and succinct terms with a business focus
  • proven collaborator who takes initiative and has ability to drive projects forward to completion
  • collegial disposition and adaptable to change

If you describe yourself as a team player, enthusiastic, possessing a high level of integrity and the willingness to make a significant contribution, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Impark is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individual with a Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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