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VP and Chief Legal Counsel

Company name
Overhead Door

15 yrs required

Lewisville, TX, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Dec 18,2018

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Position Overview:
This is the Company’s top legal position.  The Company’s General Counsel is responsible to manage the provision of all necessary legal services – both inside and outside – to the Company.  The General Counsel is a trusted and valued advisor to the Company’s executive leadership team who must balance effective risk management with the achievement of the Company’s business and strategic objectives.  


  • The General Counsel has the responsibility and accountability for all legal aspects of the Company’s business activities, including all of the following: 
  • To be the chief legal counselor of the Company’s executive team.
  • To manage the provision of all necessary legal services to the Company, including aligning legal counseling and services with the Company’s business and strategic needs.
  • To structure, negotiate and document the Company’s major transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing transactions and other significant transactions in order to meet the Company’s strategic objectives.
  • To effectively and successfully manage claims and suits involving the Company. 
  • To lead the Company’s compliance activities with respect to all applicable laws and regulations, and to anticipate and counsel concerning expected future requirements. 
  • To manage the Company’s Legal Department and Legal Budget. 
  • To manage the selection and control of any necessary outside counsel. 
  • To be an effective contributor to the CEO’s first team on business and strategy, as well as legal, matters. 

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • At least 15 years of corporate and business law practice, preferably including some experience in an in-house capacity.
  • Experience in varied substantive legal areas including merger and acquisition transactions, labor and employment, distribution and intellectual property.
  • Experience in managing claims and litigation, preferably including products liability and employment matters. 
  • Experience in business and finance allowing participation in, and contribution to, the development of the Company’s business strategies. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including at the C-Suite and Board of Directors levels. 
  • Excellent leadership skills including the ability to influence with and without direct authority. 
  • Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills.
  • A JD degree from a respected law school and current state bar membership.
  • Self-sufficient computer skills including the use of MS Word, Excel and Power Point. 

Company info

Overhead Door
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Company Profile
Overhead Door Corporation is a leading manufacturer of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications. Our corporate headquarters is in Lewisville, Texas. Overhead Door Corporation has five divisions: Access Systems Division (ASD), which features the Overhead Door and Wayne Dalton garage door brands; The Genie Company, manufacturer of remote-controlled garage door opening systems; Horton Automatics, a manufacturer of automatic entrance systems; TODCO, the largest producer of truck doors for the transportation industry and Installed Services Division (ISD) which features two service and install brands: Creative Door Services in Western Canada and NationServe in the United States.

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