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Latitude is working with a well-respected, privately-held company headquartered in the Northern Indiana area that is ready to hire its next General Counsel. This role involves leading a small legal department with two direct reports, and requires the ability to balance strategic planning, process improvements and advising the senior leadership team along with rolling up your sleeves and handling a variety of day-to-day matters. If that sounds exciting to you, then consider applying for this role.

The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded background that allows you to will handle a variety of legal issues, including real estate acquisitions, contracting and corporate matters, oversight of litigation and employment matters. You must also have leadership/management experience and a demonstrated ability to institute process systems and improvements.  Experience in retail or hospitality industries is a plus.

Requirements for the General Counsel:
  • 10+ years of legal experience, including prior in-house experience in a leadership role
  • Exceptional work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and “can do” attitude
  • Generalist knowledge as well as specific experience with real estate transactions and acquisitions
  • Experience in the retail or hospitality industries is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with executive and legal team members and third parties across all levels of an organization
  • Outstanding references evidencing the candidate’s legal acumen, leadership abilities, work ethic and professionalism
Position Details of the General Counsel:
  • Type of role: In-House Counsel
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Location: Valparaiso, Indiana 
Compensation:
  • Pay: The annualized pay for this position ranges from $200,000 to $250,000 or more. Compensation is based on multiple factors, including work experience, qualifications and credentials.
  •  Benefits: In addition to pay, a competitive benefits package is also included.
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About Latitude
Latitude is a full-service flexible legal talent company serving corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide. From Fortune Global 100 companies to start-ups and Global 50 law firms to boutiques, clients turn to us for top-tier attorneys and other legal professionals.

Latitude specializes in providing highly skilled former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys for flexible contract engagements and permanent positions in dozens of practice areas, including commercial contracting, data privacy, M&A, employment, litigation, and more.

Founded in 2013, Latitude has been recognized by Chambers as a leading global flexible legal staffing company and the #1 Legal Recruiter by The National Law Journal.

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Outstanding attorneys and other legal professionals who are seeking contract assignments or consulting/secondment roles choose to work with Latitude because of our competitive compensation and benefits, sophisticated and engaging work, a chance to work with great clients and peers, and a refreshing blend of freedom with self-designed boundaries. Our own experience as practicing attorneys and our client relationships enable us to effectively tailor our candidate proposals to the specific practice strengths and interpersonal attributes that matter most to our clients and to match our candidates with the opportunities that will be most fulfilling to them.

Our Specialty: Peer-Level Contract Attorneys. Latitude Attorneys have the level of skill, experience, and judgment as would be expected of a permanent member of our client’s corporate legal department or law firm and the versatility to step into challenging environments and hit the ground running. Latitude Attorneys serve on a full- or part-time contract basis, and work remotely or on-site at the client office.

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Q: What other legal jobs do you have?
A: If you’re interested in working with Latitude but do not think this particular legal job is the right one for you, we encourage you to explore our other open opportunities or fill out a General Application by visiting us at https://latitudelegal.com/jobs/

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