Lucrative and Exciting Ground-Floor General Counsel Opportunity at PE-Backed Company in Chicago’s Western Suburbs
Major, Lindsey & Africa is pleased to be partnering with Atlas Crane as it hires its first General Counsel to support its current and future growth. Atlas Crane, which is led by its founder, provides lift services of up to 1,200 tons of capacity to customers in the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast regions. The Company recently received a controlling investment from Ares Management’s infrastructure private equity fund (for additional information about Ares, please visit www.aresmgmt.com). Based in Aurora, Illinois, Atlas Crane specializes in serving the Wind industry in new construction, repower, component removal and replacement, inspections, and heavy transport, generates ~$60 million in revenue, and employs 100+ people. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.atlascraneserviceinc.com.
This is a ground floor, on-site (generally 3-4 days a week) opportunity in the Company’s headquarters. The General Counsel will be a key member of the senior management team, reporting to Atlas Crane’s CEO. The General Counsel will be a strategic contributor to the Company’s growth efforts, supporting M&A and other potential acquisitions. As an initial team of one, the successful candidate will have a “roll up the sleeves” mentality and practical judgment to handle the legal aspects of the Company’s day-to-day business, including a wide variety of commercial and equipment contracts, the Company’s interactions with unions, as well as corporate governance and employment matters. While a very hands-on role, it also likely offers greater control over one’s schedule.
We’re seeking candidates with at least 7-10 years of legal experience, either in a law firm or with some in-house experience. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious self-starter who is energized by this ground floor opportunity. S/he needs to have strong transactional skills, sophisticated business acumen, be highly motivated, a good team player who is also able to work independently, and someone who wants to be a part of a company with tremendous growth objectives. Some background in construction or labor related areas is a plus.
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