Corporate Legal Consultant (Texas Jurisdiction)

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Recruiting Organization: Menzies Philanthropic Foundation

Job Title: Corporate Legal Consultant (Texas Jurisdiction)

Reports to: CEO

Location: Remote (work from home)

About the Organization:

Menzies Philanthropic Foundation is a dedicated non-profit organization committed to creating sustainable and supportive environments for vulnerable communities. As we grow and develop our initiatives, we are seeking a highly experienced Corporate Legal Consultant with jurisdiction in Texas to support our business owner and management team in all corporate legal matters during our startup phase.

Job Overview:

The Corporate Legal Consultant will play a critical role in providing legal guidance and support to the business owner and management team of Menzies Mission. This position requires an in-depth understanding of corporate law and the unique challenges faced by non-profit organizations. The consultant will ensure that Menzies Mission complies with all legal requirements, mitigates risks, and establishes strong legal foundations for sustainable growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert legal advice on corporate formation, governance, and compliance to ensure Menzies Mission meets all legal requirements.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of corporate documents, including formation documents, bylaws, governance policies, and commercial contracts.
  • Advise on intellectual property protection, including trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements.
  • Assist with fundraising activities, including the preparation of donation agreements, grant agreements, and compliance with fundraising regulations.
  • Guide the organization through mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions, including conducting due diligence and structuring deals.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and mitigate risks.
  • Conduct legal research to stay updated on relevant laws, regulations, and industry practices, and communicate implications to the management team.
  • Represent Menzies Mission in negotiations and provide strategic advice on business transactions and disputes.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to address legal issues and support organizational initiatives.
  • Prepare and deliver legal opinions, reports, and presentations to the business owner and senior management.
  • Manage relationships with external legal counsel, ensuring efficient and cost-effective use of legal services.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active membership in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in corporate law, with a focus on supporting startups or non-profit organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge of Texas corporate law, including experience with corporate formation, governance, fundraising, and compliance.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to provide practical and strategic legal advice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex legal concepts to the management team and stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and external partners.
  • Proficiency in legal research tools and software.

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter , and any relevant supporting documents to hr@menziesmission.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Menzies Philanthropic Foundation is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation for the application process is available upon request.


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