American Heart Association

  • Senior Attorney Transaction Services 

    Location US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/18/2018 3:42 PM)
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  • Overview

    Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?


    Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke.  At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day.  Is it easy?  No.  Is it worthwhile?  Absolutely. 


    This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives.  We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment.  We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact.  We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.  The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact. 


    The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Transaction Services Attorney in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas.


    The Senior Attorney, Transaction Services, will work on a variety of complex, commercial contracts as well as strategic business transactions, including mission-related joint ventures, integrations, acquisitions and divestitures, from concept stage through post-transaction close-out. Working as part of a Transaction Services team and with other cross-functional groups (e.g., Finance, Tax, HR, IT, etc.), the Attorney will actively manage transactions from NDA through integration, separation or launch within the scope of the Association’s strategic development activities.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • As a key member of the legal department, execute our strategic vision in connection with the review and implementation of transactional services for the organization
    • Support development of deal strategies and documents, including but not limited to non-disclosure agreements, due diligence, entity formation, contract review, external counsel management and governance
    • Support wide range of domestic and international contract activity, including acquisitions, mission-related joint ventures, divestitures, investments, IP development and licensing and other ventures
    • Assist business partners in identifying and mitigating risks during transaction negotiation and execution of the transaction
    • Explain contract provisions to business partners in a clear and concise manner
    • Research legal issues related to relevant transactions and provide legal opinions on issues
    • Review, draft and negotiate complex transaction documents and entity formations
    • Manage outside counsel on transaction reviews and other transaction matters
    • Responsible for updating and developing best-in-class templates and other tools to effectively support the Transaction Services process
    • Responsible for post-transaction legal support for business integration and other needs to complete the project and ensure effective knowledge transfer post-execution

    Want to help get your resume to the top?   Take a look at the experience we require:


    • D. from an accredited law school, a member in good standing of the Texas Bar; MBA a plus.
    • Minimum 7 years of relevant Corporate, M&A and complex commercial transaction experience (experience with non-profit organization legal matters a plus).
    • International contracting experience preferred.
    • Ability to interact comfortably with management; work independently; strong drafting skills; exceptional interpersonal skills; highly team-oriented.
    • Commitment to professionalism; flexibility as to schedule for meeting transaction timeline and to the types of projects assigned; and solid business acumen required.
    • Ability to manage high pressure, time sensitive and complex business transactions.
    • Excellent organizational and presentation skills.
    • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a highly collaborative and very international team, in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong work ethic and ability to make decisions, multi-task, prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.
    • Experience with key acts such as HIPAA, ERISA and Internal Revenue Code preferred

    So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? 


    Click on “Apply for this job online” to submit your online application or “Log back in!” if you are a returning applicant. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.


    At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.


    This position not a match with your skills? Click here to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association.


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    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities


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