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Associate Attorney – Corporate

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The Wooster office of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. (“Critchfield”) seeks a full-time corporate attorney to negotiate and draft all types of agreements and advise clients on basic business matters. Well-qualified candidates will have experience as first or second chair on mergers and acquisitions transactions, real estate purchase transactions and/or commercial leases, and compliance. Experience with ERISA, employee benefits, or tax planning matters is a plus.

About the Position

The position will rely on your experience negotiating and drafting all types of agreements, advising clients on basic business matters, and working independently to solve client problems.  The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious with highly developed organizational, communication, and time-management skills and the ability to react quickly to changes as priorities are revised or reshaped in a fast-moving environment.

Perks and Benefits

Critchfield offers the following benefits for our attorneys: a mentoring program with training and development opportunities, an annual bonus program, a 401(k) retirement plan, access to health, dental, and vision insurance, short-term disability, flexible spending account, an employee assistance program, and firm-paid life insurance and long-term disability coverage.

Critchfield is an equal-opportunity employer.


  • J.D. degree
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio
  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a corporate attorney.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others on complex matters.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and judgment are essential.
  • Highly analytical with strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding managerial and negotiation skills.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, law school transcripts, resume, and writing sample to

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is Critchfield’s policy that all employees and potential employees will be evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic, in all personnel actions, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, transfers, demotions or layoffs and in all matters involving compensation and benefits.

The firm will, upon request, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, provide reasonable accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employees wishing to request such accommodations should contact the Human Resource Manager. Questions or complaints of discrimination should be directed to the Human Resource Manager or to the Managing Member.

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