Community Coffee Company is a high performance company with emphasis on teamwork and employee care. Steeped in tradition as rich as our coffee, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing exceptional products, services, and solutions for our customers. Focused on growth, our company is looking for exceptional individuals who share our values and our vision of being the best coffee company in America.
We are searching for a Corporate Attorney, with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and five (5) or more years of related experience. This position will be responsible for assisting the Director of Finance and Risk with management of external counsel and general litigation and assisting management on all corporate, legal and regulatory matters including but not limited to general contracts, real estate transactions and intellectual property.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Review, recommend changes to, and negotiate a broad range of business agreements including, but not limited to, confidentiality agreements, indemnity agreements, vendor agreements, procurement agreements, leases, shipping agreements, marketing agreements, distribution agreements, technology agreements, co-packing agreements, staffing and recruiting agreements, and agreements with customers.
- Identify business and legal risks and propose alternatives to mitigate risks involved in potential transactions and agreements.
- Coordinate review of contracts and other legal matters handled by outside counsel.
- Assist in real estate transactions including due diligence and closing.
- Anticipate and advise senior management on legal risks and compliance surrounding the Company’s business strategies.
- Monitor, assess, and report on Company’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations pertaining to its business.
- Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues; and recommend or develop necessary Company policy or position in response.
- Assist outside counsel on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits.
- Support disputes and litigation through review of legal pleadings, motions, discovery, etc.
- Maintain and protect the Company’s intellectual property (including trademarks, copyrights, and patents). Utilize outside resources, such as intellectual property counsel, to ensure accuracy, thoroughness and consistency in all related activities.
- Assist Corporate Secretary and the Executive Management Team in the review of Community Coffee marketing collateral, press releases, and marketing promotions to provide guidance regarding applicable laws and solutions to address advertising issues.
- Assist Corporate Secretary and the Executive Management Team in execution of corporate related compliance including board related matters, corporate governance, and shareholder transactions
- Train employees in the contract review process
- Enforce the Company’s corporate policy regarding the contract review process
- Juris Doctorate from accredited university with 5+ years of experience in a commercial transactional area of a law firm and/or as in-house counsel
- Active license from the Louisiana State Bar Association
- Experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating complex commercial contracts.
- Knowledge and skill in supervisory practices and principles with effective team building and motivational skills required.
- Able to successfully manage competing priorities and work independently on a wide range of issues and projects, while delivering quality work.
- Demonstrate excellent judgment and strategic thinking, solving complex problems, and developing solutions.
- Basic working knowledge of employment, trademark, patent and other intellectual property law.
- Excellent written, communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to travel up to10% of the time
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health/dental/vision/life insurance, 401(k), short- and long-term disability, paid time off, employee assistance program, credit union, and educational assistance.
Community Coffee Company, LLC is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.