corporate legal counsel resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Highly skilled Lawyer with approximately 10 years of experience in corporate and commercial law related transactions. Ambitious Lawyer bringing extensive in-house counsel and law firm experience in a wide variety of disciplines with emphasis in general company law and corporate finance.

  • Extremely organized
  • Excellent interpersonal and social skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Extensive company law knowledge
Work History
Corporate Legal Counsel, 10/2017 to Current
HornblowerSteilacoom, WA, Jamaica
  • Providing advice to executive management on all aspects of the corporate and commercial legal processes for the JN Group of Companies, including JN Bank Limited, JN Cayman, JN Fund Managers Limited and JN Small Business Loans Limited ("JN Entities").
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and solidifying contracts and other legal documents to ensure the JN Entities' full legal rights, including non-compete and non-disclosure, employment, software license agreements, end user license agreements, service and lease agreements.
  • Assisting General Legal Counsel with the supervising and coordination of relationships with outside counsel retained by JN Group.
  • Establishing businesses in foreign jurisdictions with the assistance of local counsel (e.g. JN Bank UK).
  • Dealing with complex corporate matters with multiple stakeholders and forces including equity capital markets (origination, structuring, marketing & distribution of initial public offerings, private placements of equity and equity-related securities) and debt capital markets (private debt offerings and other financial instruments).
  • Researching and evaluating different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.
  • Applying effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Communicating and negotiating with external parties (regulators).
  • Providing clarification on legal language or specifications to the various JN Entities.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of alterations and amendments in legislation.
  • Performing other assignments as the Board of Directors of the various JN Entities may direct.
Legal Counsel, 08/2013 to 04/2015
Hp IncOneida, WI,
  • Sole in-house British Virgin Islands legal counsel with responsibility to manage all corporate legal matters and initiatives, including advising on company termination, solvent liquidation and re-domiciling of British Virgin Islands' companies, continuations and discontinuations.
  • Reviewed and drafted shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and other contractual documents.
  • Drafted, amended, reviewed and determined necessary corporate structure tailored to meet clients' objectives.
  • Negotiation and creation of corporate contracts, including asset purchase and sale agreements, corporate by-laws, operating agreements.
  • Preparation of securitisation agreement (share pledge agreements, mortgages, debentures, guarantees etc.).
  • Assisted clients with company formations (private trust companies, limited lability companies etc.).
  • Drafted merger agreements between BVI companies and BVI company and a foreign company.
  • Amended memoranda and articles of association for BVI entities.
  • Liaised with Government agencies and clients on compliance, regulatory, anti-money laundering issues and regulatory matters affecting structured transactions.
  • Reviewed filings and communications with Financial Services Commission.
  • Assisted and advised on the registration of vessels in the British Virgin Islands' and liaised with trust officers, asset managers, and investment departments on company formation and administration.
  • Worked closely with multinational companies, private equity firms, and their advisers as a first point of contact, assisting them with their international corporate management service requirements.
Corporate & Commercial Associate, 10/2007 to 12/2012
Harney Westwood & Riegels, Tortola, British Virgin IslandsCity, STATE,
  • As an associate in the corporate law practice group, I advised numerous international law firms, international institutions and corporations on legal requirements of starting and carrying out business activity involving a British Virgin Island company or element.
  • Negotiated and drafted documents for M&A transactions and advised on all aspects of cross-border commercial transactions.
  • Drafted and negotiated commercial agreements including property and aircraft agreements, merger and financing agreements, related ancillary agreements and British Virgin Island regulatory filings.
  • Advised clients on general corporate law and general business practices including but not limited to director's duties, shareholders' rights, cross border transactions in connection with acquisitions, mergers, buy-outs, sale of properties, sale and transfer of shares and equity.
  • Advised on corporate restructurings, reorganizations and equity capital markets involving a British Virgin Island element and securitisation.
  • Provided advice on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, private investments, financing arrangements, equity and debt offerings and asset dispositions.
  • Successfully negotiated agreements with the magic circle law firms, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Slaughter and May and DLA Piper.
  • Acted for various clients in various transactions in deal teams ranging from 2 lawyers to over 15 lawyers including the Michael Kors listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Legal Education Certificate: Legal Studies: Legal Studies, Expected in 09/2007 to Norman Manley Law School - Kingston, Jamaica,
LL.B. - Law Degree: Legal Studies, Expected in 09/2005 to University Of The West Indies Cave Hill Campus - Barbados,
Bachelor of Arts: History/Politics, Expected in 09/2001 to The University Of The West Indies Mona Campus - Kingston, Jamaica,
  • H. Aubrey Fraser Memorial Prize (Norman Manley Law School - Ethics Rights & Obligations of the Legal Profession).
  • Messrs DunnCox Scholar (scholarship from the law firm DunnCox Jamaica).
  • Tutor (Law & Legal Systems) at the University of the West Indies Continuing School of Studies Tortola, British Virgin Islands (2010).
  • Past Member of the British Virgin Islands Bar Association.
  • Past Member of INTA (International Trademarks Association.
  • Notary Public & Commissioner of Oaths British Virgin Islands (not practising).
  • ICA International Diploma: Governance, Risk and Compliance (UK) 2016

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School Attended

  • Norman Manley Law School
  • University Of The West Indies Cave Hill Campus
  • The University Of The West Indies Mona Campus

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  • Corporate Legal Counsel
  • Legal Counsel
  • Corporate & Commercial Associate


  • Legal Education Certificate: Legal Studies
  • LL.B. - Law Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

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