Part-Time Associate General Counsel (St. Petersburg, FL)

Part-Time Associate General Counsel (St. Petersburg, FL)


A dynamic and growing organization that offers the stability of being a 100+-year old publicly traded company, Superior Group of Companies (SGC) is a collection of complementary business divisions serving one core purpose:  helping companies unlock the power in their brands.  SGC seeks an experienced, motivated attorney to join its growing organization.  This role supports the General Counsel mitigate risks and helps the business increase revenue and profitability by providing sound legal advice.

Advising all levels of the organization across all of its divisions, this position will challenge you to strike a balance between effective risk management and developing creative solutions that support the company’s broader business initiatives.  You will be expected to provide guidance in many areas of law, willingly learn new areas of the law, and elevate your legal team members through experience sharing and leadership.


  • Serves as a strategic business partner, proactive counselor and business advisor by providing legal requirements and risk-balanced (business and operational) paths in support of business goals
  • Provides senior level legal advice to various internal stakeholders at corporate and each division (Sales, Supply Chain, Finance, HR, IT, Licensing, other)
  • Reviews, drafts and negotiates agreements of varying complexity
  • Handles special projects
  • Advises on employment and labor matters, which includes conducting investigations as needed
  • Advises on regulatory and compliance matters affecting the company and its subsidiaries
  • Oversees international legal affairs
  • Assists with M&A transactions
  • Oversees litigation and related matters
  • Creates and implements company policies and procedures
  • Advises on intellectual property matters
  • Advises on securities law and corporate governance matters
  • Conducts legal research as needed
  • Manages outside counsel relationships
  • Assists with legal operations implementations
  • May manage in-house attorneys, non-legal professionals, and interns as assigned by the general counsel



  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • 15+ years of relevant experience as a licensed practicing attorney, preferably through a mix of in-house and large law firm experience
  • Admission and membership in good standing to the Florida bar or another U.S. state bar with the ability to be Authorized House Counsel in Florida
  • Extensive general experience in a broad variety of legal areas


  • Compliance – Working to ensure that they, team members, other employees, contractors, strategic partners and other relevant stakeholders act in accordance with all pertinent rules, regulations, policies and best practices, and that behavior in the organization meets the company’s standards of conduct.
  • Information Seeking – Being driven by an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people or issues. This involves going beyond routine questions and includes digging or pressing for exact information; resolving discrepancies by asking a series of questions; or conducting less-focused environmental scanning for opportunities or miscellaneous information that may be used in the future.
  • Composure and Resiliency – Having the ability to deal effectively with pressure, maintain focus and intensity, and to remain optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. This competency includes the ability and propensity to recover quickly from setbacks, rejections and conflicts, and to maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation.
  • Communicating – Providing the information by others in a concise, direct and unambiguous way. They perceive how the message effects the receiver and strive to ensure that the receiver clearly understands the specifics and function of the message.
  • Analytical Thinking – Grasping the underlying concepts in complex information, being able to identify root cause of problems, and formulate solutions based on a synthesis of information.
  • Deliberative Decision Making – Tending to gather, consider and evaluate all relevant information to make logical conclusions before being moved to action.
  • Negotiating – Identifying key bargaining points for all parties and working effectively toward win-win solutions.
  • Accountability – Taking responsibility for their own performance and accepting full ownership of issues, problems and opportunities, regardless of the source.


**Along with a generous Compensation Package, the company offers an excellent Benefits Package, including Medical, Dental, a Defined Contribution Plan (e.g. 401(k)), Life Insurance, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability and a Flexible Spending Account.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.