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Commercial Attorney-Contracts in Tempe at Elevate

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help.  If you are a client-focused professional who wants your creative and innovative ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

The Commercial Attorney-Contracts will provide transactional support, including reviewing, redlining, drafting, formatting and managing obligations for a wide variety of commercial agreement types. You will work with other teams in different geographies supporting this client and you will interact with Elevate Management.

You Might be the Right Person If you...

  • Want to be part of a rapidly growing company in the emerging alternative legal services industry.
  • Like working in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline driven environment on a variety of matters for different clients. 
  • Think legal services should embrace business models and processes to create greater efficiency with measurable, cost-effective results.
  • Like working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries.
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work.
  • Are knowledge focused and understand that each task is an opportunity to capture and reuse information.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams.
  • Are willing to pitch in and help others when needed, even if these activities are outside the scope of your job role.
  • Interested in understanding our customers’ business, products, and services to become a full extension of their legal departments and provide value-added work product.

Specifically, You Will...

  • Draft contracts for specific transactions for which no client templates exist; involves working closely with business to understand the transaction
  • Review and redline contracts in accordance with playbook and legal guidelines
  • Draft amendments, SOWs, notices
  • Compare contracts and highlight differences and similarities in memorandum format
  • Create and update playbooks and process training documents as per regular discussions with client
  • Review agreements against established standards, create deviation reports, and propose alternative positions working from a negotiation playbook or checklist
  • Upload agreements into contract management system and prepare summary reports; facilitate creation and management of content databases
  • Use summary data and other information from signed agreements to improve playbooks, tools, and templates
  • Provide high level legal research and memorandum drafting support
  • Provide attorney guidance to local team
  • Deliver services efficiently by following and improving processes around the work being provided to the client
  • Capture work in progress and data in a workflow management tool, and use this tool to prepare reports and presentations

Essential experience and skills:

  • 4+ years of commercial legal experience in an in-house legal department or with a law firm.
  • Legal practice focused on commercial transaction support.  
  • Experience working with multinational companies and supporting business clients and legal teams in all geographic regions.
  • Experience with contracting process tools and infrastructure, workflow management, and metrics.
  • Excellent track record in previous client support/customer service engagements

Technical skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft Products like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote.
  • Some experience with contract management software or workflow tools is a plus.
  • Facility capturing, organizing, and working with data.


  • J.D. from accredited or internationally recognized law school with license to practice in at least one U.S. state.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

At Elevate we live our core values:

We deliver - We are careful about the comments we make to our customers and to each other. We do what we say we will.

We innovate - We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask ourselves and each other how can we improve.

We care - We listen to our customers' needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.

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