What Does a Corporate Lawyer Do & Do You Need One? finance law

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Brett Cenkus answers the question what is a corporate lawyer, what do they do and do you need one?

Even in law school, I was unaware of what a corporate lawyer does. As you’ll see, I describe a corporate lawyer (or transactional lawyer) as a business generalist. No courtroom for us, but the advice of a quality business attorney is invaluable.

In the 20 years since getting my law degree, I’ve spent about half of that in business myself. And, you want your business lawyer to have some sort of business experience. It means they understand the challenges you face, your needs, and concerns because they’ve been where you are.

So, whether you’re figuring out your career path or are researching the attributes to look for in your next corporate attorney, watch the video and let me know what you think.

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About me:

My 20+ years of experience in business finance, business law and entrepreneurship have led me to believe that numbers and logic are awesome tools, but understanding human nature and emotions is the first step to business success.

The Cenkus Law Firm provides services related to mergers & acquisitions, general business issues and startups, including founders’ agreements and fundraising. I also consult with entrepreneurs and have invested my own capital as an angel investor.

From 2010-2013 I served as Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly-trade international oilfield services company. From 2001 to 2006 me and a partner founded and built Paragon Residential Mortgage. Paragon was sold to Bridge Investments in 2006.

I hold a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

Now, I live in Austin, TX with my wife and two kids. I enjoy reading, running, classic movies, great food and wine and some great American football. .

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36 comments

D K 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

I love this guy! He is so motivational and lowkey person which gives the right advices, I admire really. Keep up the good work!

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◇ LayLow2021◇ 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

What a levels do you need for corporate law and I love your videos

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Safeer Asif 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

What will on the effects of current technologies on futureof law.

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Pearl Morokane 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

What subjects should you study in high school to be a corporate lawyer or a litigator

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Christos Nikodimou 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Hello I would like to ask a question if someone can give me an answer on that. I graduated with a BA degree in Accounting and finance but I want to do a LLM degree in International banking and finance law do you think that I can work after that as a financial attorney or its diffucult

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Hunter 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

As someone earning their MBA and studying for the LSAT, I think corporate law is my calling now😌

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Granny Somniso 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Loved this ❤

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H1 N1 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Hi Brett
I need your service in US for commercial case.
Pls give me your whatsAAp number

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Julius Iha 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Great video…

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U cant Park jimin he aint even a car 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

I really don't like arguments but i want to be a lawyer 🙂🖐️ does that make sense

.then BOOM corporate lawyers exist

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DERUSA 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

This video just cleared my doubts on what I will do if I go to law school

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Carl Ibarra 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Can do both corporate and litigation

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Lorena Cuenca 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

The explanation of the deciding reasons for becoming a transactional lawyer was so funny. I decided I wanted to become a lawyer when I was 4 years old, chose corporate during my freshman year of highschool. That same year we held a mock trial court case for our final eval projects (i went to a special hs) and I scored extremely well. I had loads of fun preparing my case but I realized that it didn't do much for me. I really got into it tho when we started going over contracts which everyone else hated. I'm applying to law school this year and I guess I finally know exactly what it is I want to do. 😊

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TheAsiaCentury 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Hi Brett, great insight, I am a law student and hoping to take the corporate route when I finish

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Meoshe Hall 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Can I get your email address please

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aryan lanke 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Can corporate lawyers settle in foreign countries ?

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Dadrie Henry 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Mo

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S B 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Loved this explanation! Very helpful, thank you. Could I ask what you majored in undergrad school?

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Zarif Abasi 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Awful video… too fast doesn't catch the point… seems you are not layer, you are a presenter 🙃

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Bill Ding the constructor 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

I actually went to law school not knowing exactly what I wanted to do, hated speaking in front of others, hated long work hours. But what do you know? Found myself after law school litigating an area of law I love, and love my job. Figured it would be more fun to step out of my comfort zone and do something I feared, and now I’m succeeding!

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Maka T Foroma 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Wow when he was explaining the type of students. I definitely fit in the I am in Law school but I definitely dont want to argue and i love business too

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Xxxxx 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

I am currently doing My A level and I'm completing in a months time. Just wanted to really know what i'm getting into before I study law

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lazenby. tim 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Hey Brett just starting out in m&a in the UK. I think finding a lawyer that is 'on the same page' as the business owner is paramount. How does one go about finding this elusive creature?

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Ayla Issa 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

wait can u explain the deff. between commercial law, corporate law , and business law im kinda confused cuz i thought they were all the same lol

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COOK & SHOOK with Me 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

to be a corporate lawyer is the LLB be must have?

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Jorge Ibarra 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

How does your week look like in regards to hours worked?
Also, what’s a big difference between a corporate lawyer that works on its own, and someone who works in a big company or government?

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El mero mero 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

How much is the average salary for a corporate lawyer?

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R.L. Lawrence 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Do u have a email or web site

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marT 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

That's quite a clear explanation..it sounds very interesting what you do

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David Swann 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

What is your watch brand? Sorry, I subscribed and glean much from your videos and look forward to seeing most of them…

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Artistic_ Mama22 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Great video, thank you 😊

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Vierra ismael 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Hi a corporate lawyer can do a MBA?

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LaZeX 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

I thought graduating from law school you could practise any type of law but you specialize in a certain type of law to serve it best. My question is do you have to chose a type of law in law school that you will peruse or not.

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Gabriel 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Just inquiring but, what maths do you do in corporate law? At any level e.g. basic to intermediate. Your reply would be very insightful :).

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Charline Oro 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Do you know what’s the best way to get a J.D. and what state would be best? Some state you can just take the bar exam, in certain state. But which state would you consider best to practice corporate law? Thank you!!

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Bradley Mahlodi 20/12/2021 - 6:55 Chiều

Hi…

Do i need to study something else before i can do corporate lawyer courses???

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