The Davey Tree Expert Company

Legal Assistant | Kent, Ohio

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 1500 N. Mantua St., 44240 

Requisition ID: 188287

Position Overview

The Legal Assistant is responsible for providing support to the General Counsel, assisting with corporate documentation requirements, gathering information for specific litigation matters, organizing and tracking contract reviews, performing services in connection with commercial contracts, helping monitor Davey Tree’s Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio, and assisting the legal team with general administrative duties. Works under general supervision.

The Davey Tree Expert Company and its subsidiaries value each individual and strive to encourage diverse ideas and perspectives to inspire collaboration and empower our employees.  We believe our commitment to building a culture of belonging by treating everyone with respect, dignity, empathy, and care is critical to achieving our vision and mission.

The Legal Assistant is an exempt, full-time employee position. 

Job Duties

  • Provide high-level executive administrative assistance to the General Counsel in legal and business matters, ensuring smooth operations and effective communication.*
  • Assist in organizing and tracking corporate governance requirements, including internal and external governance documents and entity structure management.*
  • Support the improvement of the contract review process by organizing and facilitating its various stages, ensuring efficiency and accuracy.*
  • Act as administrator, process owner, and employee trainer for online contract management system.*
  • Provide administrative support for commercial transactions, including acquisitions, lien waiver processing, and the IP portfolio.*
  • Facilitate communications between legal department, support teams, service lines, and external clients, fostering collaboration and information exchange.*
  • Occasionally assist with legal research and factual investigations, contributing to the preparation of well-informed strategies and decisions.*
  • Collaborate with the legal department to manage external legal counsel, including assisting with billing processing and tracking.*
  • Manage and monitor deadlines, ensuring timely compliance and action.*
  • Assist with the management of legal files and the filing of legal documents.*
  • Draft legal correspondence, maintaining accuracy and professionalism in communication.*
  • Coordinate travel for the legal department.
  • Handle special projects, as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Follow all company policies, procedures, and work rules. 

* notes essential functions of the position.


  • Adept at assisting and working with business partners to devise practical solutions to achieve business goals. 
  • Interest in and understanding of general legal matters and terms. 
  • Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical, and spelling errors.
  • Learn, understand, and manage online contract management systems.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priority items and track extensive detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cordial and effective relationships with in-house clients and work effectively with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment and handle stressful situations.
  • Proactive and confident to work independently, while maintaining strong teamwork skills.
  • Ability to recognize and react appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, including the ability to be flexible with others, display tact, diplomacy, and discretion. 
  • Maintain the integrity of confidential and sensitive information. 


  • Required:  Demonstrated PC skills and experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and other computer or software programs. 
  • Preferred:  Advanced knowledge of Excel formulas and spreadsheets.
  • Preferred:  Associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Preferred:  Five or more years of relevant experience.

Company Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law. 


Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchanging of ideas, community partnership, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.  

Divisional Overview


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: None 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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