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General Counsel

Company name
Gold Medal Products Co

Cincinnati, OH

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Gold Medal Products Co., is the world's leading concession equipment and supply manufacturer. Gold Medal is located in Evendale, Ohio, and has 14 branches throughout the Unites States with annual sales of approximately $180 million.

Gold Medal is proud to be awarded Best Place to Work in Cincy Magazines 2017 Manny Awards.

The general counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The general counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The general counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts.

Essential Functions

Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.

Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, and major partnerships.

Judges the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, consults leadership to define a strategic defense and advises the President on settlements of disputes where warranted.

Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.

Advises on legal aspects of the company's financing and structure, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.

Reviews all legal issues that arise in areas including but not limited to Employment, Real Estate, Regulatory (FDA and DOT), Litigation Management, State Sales Tax, Insurance Coverage, Sale and Purchase contracts, Intellectual Property and Confidentiality, Acquisitions, Compliance, and any and all other legal issues that arise in the day to day running of the business.


Customer Focus (internal and external).

Collaboration Skills.

Communication Proficiency.


Problem Solving/Analysis.


Time Management.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position may have direct responsibility for business units as assigned by the President.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment with a private office. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Occasional visits to production and warehouse areas may be necessary.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


This position requires approximately 5 percent travel.

Required Education and Experience

Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School.

Admitted to practice in Ohio.

Minimum of 7 years' experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.

Experience working on corporate legal matters including complex contract negotiations and mergers and acquisitions.

Experience managing departments or people.

Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.

Experience in directing strategy and managing complex IP and Products Liability litigation cases.

Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets as well as licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence.

Additional Preferred Education and Experience

MBA or undergraduate degree in business or engineering.

10 years' experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent law firm before moving to an in-house position.

Registered Patent Attorney.

Experience with privately held family businesses.

Experience with manufacturing and/or wholesale distribution companies.

Experience in business operations and administration.

Experience with FDA Food Regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Local Candidates Preferred.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We have an excellent work environment and offer competitive pay along with a strong benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability and long-term disability. In addition, we have a fantastic 401k that provides a 60% match up to the first 12% that you contribute.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume and salary requirements.

To learn more about us, please visit our website at

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Required education:


Required experience:

law firm: 7 years

Company info

Gold Medal Products Co

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