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Associate Corporate Attorney

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M) is growing… and we are seeking an experienced Associate Corporate Attorney to grow with us and join our thriving Corporate Law practice. Work with other Attorneys, Partners and Staff to develop close relationships with clients, establish legal needs, provide sound legal advice, help clients understand their options, and provide representation as necessary.

The preferred candidate will have knowledge of and demonstrated experience in Corporate Services with strong fundamentals in general corporate matters including, corporate formation, corporate structuring, drafting and review of operating agreements, bylaws, shareholder agreements and other similar corporate documents, equity purchase and sale transactions, corporate governance, contracts drafting and review.

This position will support a broad practice area, reviewing, drafting, and modifying a full range of documents and agreements used in the practice of Corporate law. Our ideal candidate will be adept at handling a wide array of transactions including asset sales, stock and real property transactions, finance, fund placements, and real estate transactions.

This is an opportunity to join Goodspeed Merrill’s fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture where you will be supported to help discover your full potential. Any portable book of business is always a plus.

Job Description

Key Results:

  • Achieve positive outcomes and reviews from clients.
  • Proportionately contribute to overall client satisfaction and firm revenue/profitability goals.
  • Attain minimum billing hours (utilization) on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Attain Effective Rate goals on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Demonstrated interest in growing a Corporate Law practice

Experience:

  • 5+ years practicing Law with experience handling a wide array of Corporate Law transactions.
  • Demonstrated team player with strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Knowledgeable attorney with experience that has made you determined, professional, well informed, attentive, and proactive.
  • A motivated individual with a capacity to develop effective relationships leading to successful business development for the Practice and Firm.

Knowledge:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited university
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent drafting skills coupled with the ability to formulate, consider, and select the most appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team conducting research, preparing legal documents, and performing other duties to ensure clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions.
  • Strong organizational skills and a self-starter with the ability to prioritize/manage workflow to meet deadlines.
  • Top candidates will display natural leadership qualities with fantastic interpersonal, written, and speaking skills.
  • Desire for a long-term rewarding career and achievable partnership track.

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
    • Reasonable billable/revenue requirements
    • In-house mentoring program
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $120,000 to $145,000 per year, plus a comprehensive and compelling bonus structure based on billable hour thresholds, origination of client matters, and collected revenue.
  • G&M is located in the Denver Tech Center (DTC) near Belleview & I-25 in beautiful Denver, Colorado.

Executive Legal Assistant

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M) is growing… and we are seeking an experienced Executive Legal Assistant to grow with us and support our world class Partners and Attorneys. In this hybrid role, you will work with Partners, Attorneys, and Staff to make the Firm more effective by performing administrative and legal duties at a high level.

The preferred candidate will have knowledge of and demonstrated experience supporting a senior executive, preferably in a law firm or legal environment with strong fundamental organizational skills, a client service orientation, and essential knowledge of law firm processes.

Candidates should have a strong desire to enhance partner/attorney effectiveness by using their own analytical and technical skills to recognize needs, organize solutions, manage interactions, and keep things on track with ease. Must be assertive and confident with a proactive work style that makes you aware and perceptive of client needs, aligning priorities and efforts to support them, all while maintaining strong professional working relationships.

In addition to exceptional communication skills, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to achieving a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and a “no task too small” mindset in their work. An ideal team member will work well independently but enjoy playing an important role in a larger team environment.

This is an opportunity to join Goodspeed Merrill’s fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture where you will be supported to help discover your full potential.

Job Description

Key Results:

  • Achieve positive outcomes and reviews from clients.
  • Deliver on intense administrative responsibilities including scheduling of appointments and meetings, client interactions, preparation of notes from client meetings, establishing client matters, and other matter related activities.
  • Provide effective support to Partner(s) and serve as a back-up to other legal assistants and paralegals across the Firm from time to time.

Experience, Education, and Knowledge Requirements:

  • The candidate will have 7+ years of experience as an Executive Assistant to a law firm partner or senior executive in a corporation. Law Firm experience is highly preferred.
  • Associates degree required; bachelor’s degree preferred. Focus on legal/paralegal studies will be given high preference.
  • Seasoned professional with a mature attitude and demeanor developed from experience supporting senior level executives.
  • Demonstrated team player with strong organizational skills and the capacity to develop effective relationships.
  • Optional certifications will be viewed positively.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and a self-starter with the ability to prioritize/manage workflow to meet deadlines.
  • Top candidates will display natural leadership qualities with fantastic interpersonal, written, and speaking skills.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish information in report format, written correspondence, email, or verbally.
  • Analytical and technical skills evidenced by an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic in performance of essential administrative duties and utilization of firm software.
  • Assertive and confident with a proactive work style attuned to schedules and preparing materials in advance of meetings.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team conducting research, preparing legal documents, and performing other duties to ensure clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions.
  • Technical abilities involve the use a variety of tools in day-to-day routine including:
    • MS Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) required
    • Adobe suite of tools
    • ProLaw Legal Management software
  • Desire for a long-term rewarding career in a growing organization.
  • This is a year-round, full-time opportunity with outstanding compensation and a full benefits package.

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Off
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $65,000 to $80,000 per year.
  • G|M is located in the Denver Tech Center (DTC) near Belleview & I-25 in beautiful Denver, Colorado.