Attorney/Partner

FL

Job status
Full time
Benefits
Paid holidays, Paid vacation, 401K / Retirement plan, Disability Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance
Job description
BMD is seeking an Attorney/Partner for our Jacksonville office with extensive experience in handling complex corporate/commercial transactions and associated client engagements, including file and team management.
Education requirements
• Bachelor’s degree
• Juris Doctorate degree with a strong academic record.
• Admittance to Florida State Bar.
Experience requirements
• 10+ years of legal experience.
• 4+ years at a law firm.
• Corporate law and/or M&A
Qualifications
• Substantial experience with complex legal matters in corporate law/M&A.
• Portable book of business of $200,000
Responsibilities
• Take complete responsibility and ownership for of all aspects of managing client engagements (both substantive and administrative).
• Meet with new clients for introductory meetings.
• Assess and determine the scope of representation (in consultation with the client).
• Manage the invoicing on client files.
• Manage compliance with all ethical requirements (e.g., the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct and Florida Formal Ethics Opinions).
• Manage the completion of all substantive aspects of the file.
• Manage associate attorneys and coordinate with Of Counsel.
• Manage client relationships, communication, and follow-up.
• Consistently demonstrate complete ownership mentality for assigned client files, practice areas, projects, and tasks.
• Draft, update and manage the development of legal content and/or work product.
• Perform and/or manage online and general research, such as legal research and legislative history research; cite checks relevant cases; analyze and summarize information obtained into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to other attorneys, clients, and/or third parties.
• Prepare factual summaries of client or file, including case-related documents.
• Review, analyze, organize, index, and manage client files, including pleadings, memoranda, research, correspondence, and depositions; document production; deposition, arbitration, hearing and trial notebooks; transaction and minute books or other corporate records.
• Keep abreast of changes in the law.
• Supervise and mentor junior associates and support staff.
• Analyze and summarize complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggest alterations to those documents.
• Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client, and develop strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk.
• Perform due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions.
Skills
• Capable of independently leading and managing all aspects of a successful client engagement—including all associated legal substantive and administrative-related aspects.
• Highly skilled and experienced in contract drafting.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar and spelling.
• Consistently demonstrate complete “ownership” mentality for assigned areas/projects/tasks.
• Excellent team leadership, management, and supervision of other team members in addition to a strong collaborative team player.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, use time efficiently, solve problems, and take initiative.
• Work well under pressure with strong attention to detail.
• Strong client-relationship skills, including in-person, telephone, and written communication with prospective clients, clients, and other relevant third parties (e.g., without limitation, clients’ other professional advisors, such as CPAs).
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while completing tasks accurately.
• An ability to use judgment, tact, and discretion in a law office environment and the utmost commitment to protecting confidential information.
• Proficient in Windows OS, MSOffice, and comfort with learning new case management, billing, document management, and other software.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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