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by Montway Inc - 04/12/2020
"Litigation and Litigation Management: Represent the companies in state, federal, administrative, and appellate courts. Litigate on behalf of the companies in Illinois and through pro hac vice admissions as needed. Oversee, select, and retain outside coun"
Montway Inc
General Counsel
Schaumburg, IL - Full Time
We’re disruptive. We are highly adaptable and constantly evolving. We are passionate about our product, and we strive to be ahead of the game. We have high expectations and a career at Montway Inc means challenging yourself to always be better. We’re looking for someone that has a relentlessly high standard and an impeccable eye for details.

You do:

Litigation and Litigation Management: Represent the companies in state, federal, administrative, and appellate courts. Litigate on behalf of the companies in Illinois and through pro hac vice admissions as needed. Oversee, select, and retain outside counsel. Manage discovery; draft affidavits; and appear at mediations, depositions, and arbitrations. Review for accuracy and strike inaccurate or unreasonable legal billings.

Contracts: Draft, review, and negotiate agreements within the company and with outside parties. Assist and advise marketing, sales, operations, and other departments on contracts to ensure sound business transactions with minimal exposure. Efficiently manage the new contract process from start-to-finish. Contracts include purchase and sale agreements, service agreements, SAAS agreements, lease agreements, settlement agreements, nondisclosure agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements, broker-carrier agreements, broker to broker agreements, etc..

Compliance/Regulatory: Research and advise on state and federal regulations affecting industry operations. Negotiate with agencies to settle disputes and mitigate risk. Notify staff of changes in laws and regulations affecting operations; draft policy in accordance with changes in laws.

Employee Matters: Supervise HR department. Manage open renewal and employee benefits to retain satisfied employees and keep costs affordable for the companies. Counsel HR on labor laws in multiple jurisdictions. Revise and update company handbook as needed; ensure compliance with labor regulations. Interface with and report to regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with various codes and regulations.

Insurance and Risk Management: Oversee, negotiate, and ensure compliance with portfolio of insurance policies that include property, casualty, workers’ compensation, cargo and auto liability, EPL and D&O, cyber liability, ancillary coverages, etc.. Compile documentation to submit claims and recover against losses. Oversee audits, negotiate claim settlements, give presentations to underwriters for renewal, manage certificate compliance, and ensure contract compliance. Assist with insurance litigation as needed.

M&A and Financial Transactions: Advise on, negotiate, and assist with drafting agreements for proposed and actual debt and equity investments, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, loans, asset sales, and post-closing transition services agreements. Efficiently manage the due diligence process to minimize fees and stay on track with target deadlines. Collaborate with senior management, outside counsel, and opposing counsel to get deals closed.

Corporate/Administrative Matters: Form and dissolve companies, draft operating agreements between the parent company and subsidiaries and affiliates, ensure state and federal administrative reports are timely filed, respond to audits, file liens and UCC financing statements as needed.


Law Degree
Member in good standing with the Illinois Bar Association
3-5 years of legal experience preferred
Experience with transportation industry preferred
Strong organizational, analytical, and critical-thinking skills, as well as the ability to identify and manage issues without supervision
Exceptional communication, research and writing skills, and ability to handle all aspects of a case are required. Must also be self-driven, a team player, able to follow instructions
Ability to adapt well to change, multi-task, make effective decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, respond with a sense of urgency, and deliver results
Strong attention to details.
Drafting and preparation of technical/legal documents and letters.
High degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently under tight deadlines.
Demonstrated professional demeanor.
Ability to understand the researchers in various fields.
Strong computer skills.
Professional writing or editing experience.
Good interpersonal skills
Developing legal and business knowledge with respect to business transactions
Developing relationships with industry peers and participation in industry associations
The who, what, where of us:
We started in a small, 2 bedroom apartment in Chicago and have grown into one of the largest vehicle shippers in the U.S. Over the years, Montway has gained a reputation of steady growth. Not only did the trend continue, but we've become the brand that customers look for.

The culture, the vibe:

We were featured in Inc 500 for 2015, Inc 5000 for 2016 and Crain’s Fast 50 for 2017
A casual work environment where jeans, tees, and sneakers are encouraged
Regular company events with your awesome co-workers that include company lunches, team building offsite events and "cake" parties
Great office location in Schaumburg, IL that is walking distance to lots of local restaurants, shops and everything in between
The opportunity to work with and learn from an extremely talented team solving challenging and super complex problems all while building and leading them to great success
Health, dental, 401K, vision, PTO & other GREAT perks!
We live by the "work hard, play hard" mentality.
Mission: At Montway, our mission is to deliver a 5-star vehicle-shipping experience by blending innovative logistics solutions with our team’s commitment to service excellence that delights.

Vision: Our ultimate goal is for Montway to become the standard by which all vehicle-shipping is measured, servicing the widest range of individual clients, corporations of any size and business partners within the United States and be recognized as the company that made transporting a vehicle as simple as pizza delivery.

Values: Integrity, Service Excellence, Leadership. Technological Incline, Simplicity in Operations

If our Mission, Vision, and Values speak or relate to you, we want you on our team!

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Remote applicants will not be considered

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