Harley Marine Services

  • General Counsel

    Job Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 9 months ago(11/21/2017 1:21 PM)
    Harley Marine Services
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Provide legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of numerous areas of law and policy, and conducts research and analysis to provide policy recommendations.                    


    • Provide analysis, advice and counsel for complex legal issues.
    • Prepare and reviews legal documents, including but not limited to governing documents (e.g., articles, bylaws, etc.) and agreements in compliance with applicable statutes, regulations and policies, and in accordance with relevant legal relationships.
    • Participate in the supervision and preparation of defense in litigation matters, working directly and independently with outside counsel to develop the defense/briefs, and overall litigation strategy.
    • Manage outside attorneys, legal group and claims management.
    • Actively partner in execution of corporate M&A, business development, and partnership transactions.
    • Contribute creative solutions to provide pragmatic legal solutions to complex business matters
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • Experience in the maritime industry preferred.
    • Experience with, and strong understanding of, corporate law, contracts and associated laws.  Ability to draft and understand complex contract documents, write reports and business correspondence.
    • Excellent business and legal judgment with an ability to provide strategic value as a true partner. 
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal clients (e.g., office staff and vessel crew members), external partners, and other stakeholders including our board of directors.
    • License to practice law, preferably in Washington state, and membership in good standing with state bar association, preferably Washington.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
    • Must be able to read, speak, write, type, and understand English in person and over telephone.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port.
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license preferred.

    Expected Hours of Work

    • Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • May be required to work extra hours to meet deadlines for projects when needed.
    • Takes communications 24 hours a day, including weekends, concerning changes in schedules and conditions.

    Company Overview

    Harley Marine Services, Inc. is a leading provider of marine transportation services in the United States. Harley Marine operates on the United States West Coast (including Alaska), New York Harbor, the U.S. Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River System. Services provided include the transportation and storage of petroleum products, tanker escort, ship assist, the transportation of general cargo and rescue towing. Harley Marine is the parent company of eight businesses specializing in marine services and a bulk liquids terminal business. Harley Marine provides accounting, administrative, human resources, quality, safety and environmental services, as well as operational oversight to the subsidiary companies.

    Harley Marine Services offers competitive benefit and compensation packages. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.


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