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Junior Commercial Attorney

Junior Commercial Attorney COMPANY Overview:
Airgas, Inc.
(NYSE:
ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products.
Airgas is a leading U.
S.
producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants; a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide; one of the largest U.
S.
suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.
S.
supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals.
More than 16,000 associates work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities, and distribution centers.
Airgas also markets its products and services through e-Business, catalog, and telesales channels.
Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base.
JOB
Summary:
Company is seeking an attorney to join its fast-paced, collegial Legal Department.
This position is an exceptional opportunity for a junior attorney to work for a growing Fortune 500 company that is a market leader in its industry.
The candidate will gain a wide breadth of experience in a supportive environment and will play an integral role in the day-to-day needs of the legal team, as well as the Company's business associates.
The candidate will provide guidance related to commercial contracts to assure legal compliance, adherence to contract guidelines and mitigation of risk.
Additionally, the candidate will work closely with the in-house team, including the General Counsel, management and sales associates on diverse subject matters, including commercial issues, regulatory compliance and internal policy development.
DUTIES AND Responsibilities:
Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing commercial contracts in support of certain strategic business units, including product sale agreements, RFPs, consulting agreements and non-disclosure agreements Providing support to management and sales teams in contract disputes Developing and drafting contract templates and policies for Company business units Conducting research on applicable laws and regulations regarding commercial matters Assisting with training of Company personnel in contract practices and negotiation strategies Assisting with other matters as assigned QualificationsQualifications Qualifications:
Education:
JD from a well-regarded, U.
S.
accredited law school
Experience:
2 - 4 years of experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts with a law firm or in-house legal department Experience drafting and presenting contract templates is strongly preferred Current bar membership in a U.
S.
jurisdiction Skills and Abilities Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities within deadlines Self-starter with ability to perform without significant direct supervision Detail-oriented individual with ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills Excellent organizational and time management skills Proficiency in MS Office applications Ability to travel occasionally EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability

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