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Corporate Counsel - Commercial Contracts

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MATW Corporate
Location: 

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838

POSITION SUMMARY

The Corporate Counsel – Commercial Contracts is responsible for contract review, assisting with business negotiations, identifying and analyzing legal issues, and drafting and revising commercial documents, including nondisclosure agreements, master service agreements, statements of work and leases. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Prepare, review, negotiate, draft, and finalize a wide variety of contracts including nondisclosure agreements, maters service agreements, statements of work, distributor agreements, agency agreements, supply agreements, negotiable instruments, leases, and other legal documents so as to protect and safeguard Matthews' corporate interests.  
•    Advise and counsel internal teams with respect to the legal issues and risks associated with the commercial engagements, and the legal implications of proposed transactions or projects.
•    Responds to requests for information from internal staff and provides counsel as required re: internal inquiries. 
•    Ensure compliance with the organization’s structure, policies, and procedures while maintaining open communication and good working relationships.
•    Assist in further refining and updating all standard boilerplate templates for commercial engagements and transactions.
•    Manage multiple daily assignments and support deadlines established by commercial teams for review and return of contracts and agreements. 
•    Additional duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Law or related field
•    Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred
•    8+ years progressive legal experience in a law firm
•    5+ years in a leadership role
•    Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
•    Primary work from home
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  
 

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 
 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit. 
 

www.matw.com  
 

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.