The average salary for a Corporate Lawyer is $109,535.
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Job Description for Corporate Lawyer
Corporate lawyers are responsible for all aspects of corporate law practice. This includes all legal processes related to the formation, operation, and governance of a corporation or corporation-like entity such as a limited liability company (LLC), partnership, or alliance. The corporate lawyer may be responsible for helping establish a new corporation, which requires filing articles of incorporation and adhering to all relevant federal, state, and local regulations. Once a corporation has be…Read more
Corporate Lawyer Tasks
- Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
- Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
- Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
- Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
- Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
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Popular Skills for Corporate Lawyer
Legal Document Review
Mergers and Acquisitions
Skills in Corporate, Contract Negotiation and Mergers and Acquisitions are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Compliance and Legal Document Review.
Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Lawyer
An entry-level Corporate Lawyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $95,165 based on 45 salaries. An early career Corporate Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,517 based on 142 salaries. A mid-career Corporate Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,072 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Corporate Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,825 based on 88 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $167,057.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Corporate Lawyer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (45.2% less), Boston, Massachusetts (10.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (6.9% less).
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