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Lehigh Hanson Assistant Region Counsel - Northeast Region in Allentown, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 13226BR

Line Of Business: Corporate Administration (SSC, IT, Employee Services, Etc.)

Department: Legal

Primary Location: Allentown-PA

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Assistant General Counsel role is based in Allentown, PA and reports directly to the Associate General Counsel - Northeast region.

The Assistant General Counsel will be a member of an active law department and have regular exposure to business leaders. The Assistant Region Counsel will take the lead for some projects and for others work collaboratively with the Associate General Counsel, Northeast Region, or outside counsel.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and business-oriented attorney to work closely with Lehigh Hanson’s management and employees to achieve business goals while managing risk.

What you’ll get to do

  • Provide timely advice and counsel to internal clients in various legal topics (contracts, litigation, real property, etc.).

  • Draft and review various agreements (including but not limited to purchase and sales agreements, service agreements, confidentiality agreements, leases, easements).

  • Research and analyze legal issues and write summaries/memos for submission to Associate General Counsel, Northeast Region.

  • Manage all aspects of litigation disputes and advise on pre-litigation disputes.

  • Assist in gathering documentation and information in response to subpoenas and litigation discovery requests.

  • Prepare summaries of the status of litigation and other legal matters for Associate General Counsel, Northeast Region.

  • Provide in-house legal training on various legal topics.

  • Handle other legal matters and duties as assigned by the Associate General Counsel, Northeast Region.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of four years of relevant legal experience. Experience in real estate or litigation is preferred, but not required.

  • Candidates must hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent law degree from an accredited institution and be admitted to the bar in good standing in a state in the United States.

  • Ability to work independently – but knowing when to ask questions.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate is professional, honest, diligent, and empathetic.

  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to keep complex legal negotiations simple and clear, while striving to find a mutually agreeable outcome in an efficient but risk-conscious manner.

  • Ability to quickly learn and grasp the legal importance of new and unfamiliar issues is necessary for the position.

  • Capable of prioritizing and juggling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment to provide prompt support to business operations.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Experience in the construction materials industry (cement, aggregates and/or building materials)

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions



Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled