Senior Counsel - Transactions (M&A) - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  498564

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 85,000 people at more than 3,600 locations in 32 countries.  Imagine a company capable of providing the modern building materials needed to build our homes, schools, communities, even the bridges and highways to get you there. We are CRH Americas, North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and the second largest globally. 


Reports To


Assistant General Counsel


Position Overview


CRH Americas, Inc. is seeking an experienced transactions attorney to join its collaborative legal department. In this hands-on role, you will report to an Assistant General Counsel of CRH Americas, Inc. and work closely with the Strategy & Development (“S&D”) Team and local operating companies. This role will help manage all aspects of complex transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and equity investments. In addition, this role will assist the operating companies with real estate matters, including real estate sales, purchases, and leases. As a result, this position requires the skill to identify and address the potential risks associated with complex transactions.


Job Responsibilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:


  • Partner with the Company’s S&D teams and operating companies to evaluate, negotiate, and execute strategic transactions of all types.
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and interpret a broad range of contracts, including confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, joint venture agreements, disclosure schedules, leases, and purchase and sale agreements.
  • Serve as legal advisor on a variety of merger and acquisitions matters.
  • Help stakeholders to progress all workstreams, including due diligence and regulatory review.
  • Collaborate across functions, including tax and risk management, to achieve transactional objectives.
  • Engage with stakeholders to drive business-oriented solutions to issues arising from complex transactions.
  • Coordinate and assist with the due diligence associated with acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Work with other legal team members to manage the corporate governance issues related to transactions.
  • Where applicable, collaborate with outside counsel to drive transaction process.
  • Advise on a variety of commercial matters and contracts, including supply agreements and real estate leases.
  • Develop, review, and revise form agreements and develop  tools to improve transactional efficiency.
  • Stay current on market tends and practices in order to make effective legal recommendations.
  • Counsel managers and other employees with regard to legal matters.
  • Work collaboratively with all levels of internal and external clients.
  • Identify legal exposures and take steps to ensure processes are in place to mitigate those exposures.
  • Provide training with regard to topics such as transaction agreements, best practices, and antitrust.
  • Select, develop, evaluate, motivate, retain, and train staff, as needed.
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials.
  • License to practice law in at least one state.
  • At least three years of hands-on transactional experience, with experience coordinating transactions.
  • Prior law firm or in-house experience required.
  • Demonstrated skill in negotiating and advising senior managers on high value/risk matters.
  • Prior experience handling real estate transactions is a plus.
  • Sound judgment with an ability to make timely decisions and provide competent legal advice.
  • Ability to balance business objectives and risks.
  • Strong process management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to understanding the Company’s industry, businesses, and strategic objectives.
  • Ability to collaborate across functional groups and develop mutually collaborative relationships.
  • Must be highly ethical and able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


Work Requirements


  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within a team environment and assist the team with other duties.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10%.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively interface with all employees, clients, stakeholders, and advisors.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Personal accountability for work, work product, and deadlines.
  • Proactive personality and results-oriented approach.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.
  • Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to analyze risk.
  • Ability to maintain high quality results in a collaborative, rapid-paced, time-sensitive environment.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities with the ability to visualize and communicate solutions.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Knowledge of the historic legal issues facing construction businesses, including antitrust compliance.
  • Ability to build relationships with frontline workers and senior managers.
  • History of making sound strategic and objective decisions in challenging situations.
  • Proven record of formulating creative solutions to commercial problems.
  • Experience managing relationships with external advisers and controlling costs.
  • A problem-solver who is pragmatic, creative, and willing to take responsibility.
  • Capable of synthesizing complex information and delivering succinct summaries.
  • A strong influencer who is able to create alignment while retaining the self-confidence to speak his/her mind.
  • A proactive, adaptable, and hands-on attitude to get things done.
  • Enjoys operating as part of a team, proactively builds relationships, and contributes to others’ successes.
  • A credible operator whose view is sought out and has an opinion that matters.
  • A strong manager with a track record of building a cohesive and supportive team.
  • Confidence in leading from the front while respecting what has been achieved in the past.
  • Sets high standards and continually seeks a better way to do things.
  • Resilience and a sense of humor.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email, document preparation, and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:


  • The corporate office is an open office environment where the noise level is usually quiet.
  • The noise level and conditions at facilities and projects are similar to that of other heavy industries.
  • The position will require work outside of normal business hours.
  • Opportunity to work remotely for a portion of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jul 18, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Real Estate, Outside Sales, M&A, Supply, Sales, Management, Operations