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Company: Eastman

Location: Kingsport, TN

Date Posted: January 24, 2015

Source: Eastman

Senior Attorney, Commercial and International Group
*Position Summary*:
This position will be based in Kingsport Tennessee and be responsible for handling a variety of business, transactional, corporate and finance legal matters.  Some domestic and international travel will be required to carry out these responsibilities. This position will report directly to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Commercial and Financial matters for the parent company.

*Job Duties and Responsibilities:*




* Provide legal advice and counsel to various levels of management to facilitate and enable domestic and international business, corporate and finance matters

  

* Effectively negotiate sound contracts from key business principles

  

* Handle third party conflict management and dispute resolution matters in the commercial context of long-term, win-win scenarios

  

* Proactively engage in identification and management of commercial legal issues and risks

  

* Serve as a commercial lead on special projects (mergers, acquisitions and divestitures)

  

* Advise concerning routine credit and finance matters ...
Senior Attorney, Commercial and International Group
*Position Summary*:
This position will be based in Kingsport Tennessee and be responsible for handling a variety of business, transactional, corporate and finance legal matters.  Some domestic and international travel will be required to carry out these responsibilities. This position will report directly to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Commercial and Financial matters for the parent company.

*Job Duties and Responsibilities:*




* Provide legal advice and counsel to various levels of management to facilitate and enable domestic and international business, corporate and finance matters

  

* Effectively negotiate sound contracts from key business principles

  

* Handle third party conflict management and dispute resolution matters in the commercial context of long-term, win-win scenarios

  

* Proactively engage in identification and management of commercial legal issues and risks

  

* Serve as a commercial lead on special projects (mergers, acquisitions and divestitures)

  

* Advise concerning routine credit and finance matters

  

* Provide counsel on corporate subsidiary matters of all types, including general corporate governance, compliance and international sales

  

* Collaborate closely with other relevant functions and legal staff

  

* Provide formal training and routine guidance on commercial legal matters (e.g. distribution, contract terms and condition, competition law, emerging issues and changes in law)

  

* Coordinate with and oversee outside counsel to ensure proper handling of matters where counsel is required




*Education and Experience Required*:

This position requires a Juris Doctorate and 6 to 12 years of experience in business, transactional, mergers & acquisitions, finance and corporate counseling. Candidates should either be a member of the Tennessee Bar, eligible for comity, eligible to practice in Tennessee under current state rules or willing to sit for the bar exam when next offered. Large law firm and prior in-house experience is a plus. Experience in Latin American legal affairs is desirable.

*Skills and Knowledge necessary to perform the position:*




* Candidates should possess the ability to handle a variety of legal assignments in various parts of the world.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

* Demonstrated strengths in team work and collaboration

* Foreign language fluency is a plus.

* Candidates are encouraged to list published works that demonstrate writing and communication skills.

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*Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/Disability/Vet*

*Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.*/*




**Job:** **Legal**





**Title:** **Senior Attorney**



**Location:** **TN-Kingsport**



**Requisition ID:** **00004298*
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