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Exciting opportunity for a mid-career attorney to move into a General Counsel position with a small but thriving private company located in Knoxville, TN (with a wide reach across multiple industries). The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience, ideally including prior in-house experience as the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel of a corporation with a small legal department. This position requires a true generalist, who has a zest for business and is capable of simultaneously identifying risks and recommending business-forward solutions. A background and experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred: corporate law and governance; e-commerce; real estate; data privacy; compliance; intellectual property; employment, tax law and litigation management. Position will report to the President.


Responsibilities of the General Counsel:

  • Oversee all legal matters for the company and provide sage counsel to company’s executive team
  • Manage corporate and regulatory compliance issues for the company and its subsidiaries
  • Build and monitor a team of trusted outside counsel
  • Work with other members of the executive team to develop and achieve strategic objectives
  • Negotiate and draft various deal documents and contracts

Required Qualifications for the General Counsel:

  • Exceptional work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and “can do” attitude – this is a leanly staffed legal department and a role that provides a “seat at the table” and extreme autonomy
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods and coordination of people and resources
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with team members and third parties across all levels of an organization
  • Zest and curiosity for business growth strategy, investing, capital allocation, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to do the work that is needed to move the business forward; this position involves providing legal counsel up and down the spectrum of experience – from offering high-level strategic advice to getting into the weeds and drafting transactional documents or advising on day-to-day operational issues
  • Outstanding references evidencing the candidate’s legal acumen, leadership abilities, work ethic and professionalism

Position Details for the General Counsel:

  • Type of role: Permanent
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Location: Knoxville, TN area (on-site in office)
  • Compensation: Competitive

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