General Counsel Job Description Sample
Provides legal advice and support to upstream unconventional business covering all aspects of exploration, appraisal, development, production, and operation of the onshore unconventional assets (shale oil and gas) including commercial activities, various oil and gas business contracts, acquisitions/divestments, joint ventures, regulatory matters, and safety, environment and sustainable development within the Unconventional business. As required, support other investments.
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This individual will work closely with the management staff to create a work environment that supports change and models accountability for staff, as well as play a key role in implementing the culture and work environment that promotes and inspires an active, continuous improvement philosophy regarding products and services, in line with our company mission statement, which is as follows:
With passion and a singular focus, we improve the health outcomes of premature and medically complex newborns through provider collaboration and parental engagement.
- Assists management with all contracting agreements, third-party agreements and vendor supplier relationships.
- Protects the company's rights in contract negotiations, settlements, and litigation.
- Consults with internal clients on legal issues.
- Manages external counsel, if needed, to manage specialized legal issues.
- Ensures compliance with trademarks, patents, intellectual property, and trade secrets.
- Ensures compliance and provides guidance on compliance and regulatory issues that impact the business.
- Creates business legal reports and correspondence, and effectively presents information to senior management.
- Responds to inquiries from regulatory agencies, customers, and the business community.
- Ensures and oversees current customer contractual requirements, and ensures the company is meeting its obligations.
- Works in conjunction with Quality Management regarding any corrective action plans from customers, fraud waste and abuse reporting, and any other misdirected communications/HIPAA requirements.
- Educates personnel on any regulatory or legal requirements that affect our business and of which they need to be made aware.
- Oversees and manages the state-specific regulatory requirements regarding our services and the necessary licenses (RN, MD, UR, etc.) required for the company to do business in a particular state.
- Works in conjunction with human resources for any employee/personnel issues that require legal input on the appropriate management and next steps.
- Juris Doctor, with admission to the state bar.
- Eight or more years of experience in healthcare law preferred.
- Five years of experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating health care contracts.
- Strong leadership skills, with a proven track record of solving complex problems; strong consensus builder.
- Master’s Degree in Healthcare or Business preferred.
- Experience with data privacy issues, PHI/PII.
- Must be adept at Excel, Word and PowerPoint at a minimum.
- Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
- Must have strong presentation skills and work collaboratively in a team setting.
- Must be able to travel as needed.
- 401K with company match
- Medical and dental benefits
- Long Term Disability
- Paid Time Off
- Business Casual Work environment
- Team orientated events throughout the year
- Role specific - partial or full telecommuting (after training period)
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
Heartland Housing, Inc. Heartland Health Outreach, Inc. Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.
Organization: Heartland Alliance is one of the world's leading anti-poverty organizations, working in vulnerable communities in the U.S. and 12 countries abroad. Heartland serves those who are homeless, living in poverty or seeking safety by partnering with communities to break cycles of inequality. The organization is comprised of five nonprofit corporations, which provide a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice and leads state and national policy efforts that target lasting change for individuals and society.
The General Counsel is responsible for leading strategic and tactical legal matters for the organization, and overseeing the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) department. The general counsel advises senior-level executives, officers, directors, and employees on company strategies and their implementation; manages Heartland Alliance's legal function; and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The general counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Navigates business issues with senior leadership and provides consultation on legal issues and risks.
Participates in defining and developing corporate policies, procedures, and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters.
Serves as a member of the executive leadership team.
Consults with leaders and subject matter experts in the organization to manage current or potential legal exposure and issues.
Manages the organization's compliance with laws, regulations, contracts, and other legal requirements.
Oversees the selection, retention, management, and evaluation of all outside counsel.
Advises on legal matters associated with regulatory, policy changes/considerations/responses, and lobbying compliance issues.
Provides counsel and oversight of complex business transactions and reviews and/or negotiates critical contracts.
Structures and manages the company's internal legal function.
Improves organizational change management efforts (e.g., implements legal workflows or tools associated with organizational changes).
Using outside counsel, as appropriate, and represents the organization on cases filed against or on behalf of a Heartland Alliance company; works with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approves settlements of disputes, where warranted.
Serves as corporate secretary for the organization.
Provides sound legal guidance on other matters that affect the organization:
Business model, legal/corporate structure (acquisitions, new entities, mergers, and divestitures), and company and board governance
Reviews vendor contracts and contractor agreements
Financial management (credit/financing needs, compliance, financial governance matters)
Organizational strategies and implementation
Real estate, leases, property management
Litigation and defense
Information privacy, security, and management matters
Employee relations, personnel management, and union negotiations
Supervisory Responsibility: This position oversees the Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance Department and serves as a coach and mentor for others in the organization.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois. Incumbent must remain a member of the Illinois State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Minimum of ten years' experience with relevant legal issues in a law firm, as in-house counsel, or in a corporate compliance department.
Communication: Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and public speaking skills, especially at the Executive Board level.
Leadership/Managerial skills: An experienced leader of people and teams with a track record of providing direction, holding teams accountable, solving problems, and giving timely feedback .
Negotiation: Ability to independently negotiate business contracts, settlement agreements, and other legal matters.
Critical thinking: Use critical thinking skills to examine contractual language and provide risk management advice.
Knowledge of contract law, nonprofit and/or corporate governance, lobbying, employment, and intellectual property law is a plus. Experience working on matters of non-profit corporate governance and with a board of directors.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook; Windows operating systems; and other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.
Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel is responsible for providing and leading strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The General Counsel advises management on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and oversees the work of outside counsel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters
Develops and implements an overall corporate risk/compliance program
Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions and business development transactions
Assesses the merits of legal proceedings filed against or on behalf of the company, works with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approves (or participates in the approval of) settlements of disputes
Leads effort to ensure that the company conducts its business and maintains governance standards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including the SEC, FDA and other regulatory bodies
Leads and manages the companys internal legal function and staff
Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel
Advises on legal aspects of the companys financing plans and arrangements, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.
JD and active member of a state bar
Minimum of five years corporate experience, with a strong preference for candidates with significant experience in life sciences
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a Board of Directors
Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources
Familiarity and understanding of regulations applicable to publicly traded companies, including under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Experience with companies that are required to file periodic SEC reports
Strong knowledge of complex life sciences IP litigation cases
Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law, including patent law, licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence
- This position may require occasional travel
Precision BioSciences, Inc. is dedicated to improving life by developing advanced tools to edit DNA with a uniquely specific approach. Our proprietary method relies on a single small enzyme, ARC Nuclease, which combines cutting with sequence recognition and can be redesigned to find and edit new target sites across the genome. This simple, powerful gene editing solution allows us to create products that solve not just treat, but solve significant problems in oncology, genetic disease, agriculture, and beyond. Our team includes pioneers in genome editing, leaders in business, and a full staff of talented, committed people who are excited to be a part of the medical and scientific breakthroughs enabled by Precisions next generation gene editing technology. For additional information, please visit www. precisionbiosciences.com
Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
As the General Counsel at Advicent, you will provide legal support and guidance over Advicent's top strategic initiatives. You will lead the legal operations pertaining to business development, IP, contract negotiation and management, and general corporate legal requirements, as well as lead the human resources and recruiting functions, partnering with the management team to develop our talent management strategy and provide day-to-day support in those areas.
Engage across the business as Advicent's in-house Corporate Counsel on legal issues and risks, complex deal structures, corporate policies and procedures, acquisitions, commercial deals, and intellectual property protection.
Negotiate complex commercial terms and large commercial deals.
Recommend and implement policies to support scalability while reducing operational risk.
Create and implement templates for master service agreements, compensation plans, EULA's, etc.
Work with team members to simplify complex legal language, and negotiate and manage contracts including NDAs, master service agreements, and statements of work with enterprise clients.
Provide legal advice, opinions, and solutions regarding issues and risks relating to the business.
Manage and interface with outside legal counsel.
Anticipate and counsel Advicent management regarding potential disputes.
Drive legal and business strategies without losing sight of the day-to-day operations.
Provide thought leadership, strategic insight, and clear communication to team members on strategy.
Admission to practice law in a U.S. State or the District of Columbia bar
A minimum of 5 years of experience across both law firm and corporate settings
Relevant employment law experience
Software-as-a-Service (Saas) and/or financial services technology background is preferred
Experience structuring and negotiating complex transactions, including master service agreements, statements of work, NDAs, licensing agreements, and partnership agreements
Experience dealing with employment law in the U.S. and Canada, including independent contracting, compensation plans, and HR issues
Familiarity with private equity-owned businesses helpful
The ability to quickly master and integrate legal, business, technical, and organizational skills.
An extremely sharp eye for detail with exceptional business judgment and a knack for coming up with creative solutions
The ability to support and scale in with a focus on execution
Experience with salesforce.com preferred.
The General Counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The General Counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The General Counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts, joint ventures and acquisitions.
Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
Judges the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, works with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approves settlements of disputes where warranted.
Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable et al. laws and regulations.
Structures and manages the company's internal legal function and staff.
Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
Advises on legal aspects of the company's financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Juris Doctor Degree
General Law experience which would include: Healthcare law Employment Law, Labor Relations, Contracting, Corporate Governance, Guardianship, Real Estate, etc.
Minimum of six years' experience in corporate healthcare or related law firm environment.
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors.
Experience managing other attorneys and supervising support staff in a corporation; experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.
Knowledge of Federal/State regulations
The ability to interface with the executive team and company leaders at multiple sites.
Admitted to the State bar
Experience in Healthcare (Laboratory/Hospital)
Experience with the Texas Department of Public Health
Knowledge of Health Care Compliance with experience in Corporate Compliance Programs: e.g. HIPAA Privacy, Medicaid, Medicare, Fraud and Abuse.
Additional InformationTravel - Ability to travel up to 25%. License Certification: - Licensed to practice in the state of Texas.
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Invenergy is North America's largest independent, privately-held renewable energy provider. We currently have more than 100 projects in development or operation across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America totaling more than 20,400 megawatts. We're leveraging innovative design and next-generation technology to create a new paradigm for energy production.
Invenergy believes inclusion drives innovation
Diverse teams are better teams. The perspectives and experiences that people from different backgrounds bring to an organization drive better decisions and improved business results. Invenergy employees are inclusive and welcoming of all colleagues of all backgrounds, genders, races, sexual orientations, religions and abilities.
The General Counsel will serve as a member of the senior management team and will provide strategic legal advice and support on multiple aspects of Invenergy's business. This individual will also be responsible for managing the legal department, currently made up of 17 employees, including 9 attorneys.
Provide guidance on a wide variety of commercial transactions, including acquisitions and sales of energy facilities, joint ventures and other joint development arrangements, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, power purchase agreements and other off-take and hedge agreements, interconnection agreements, supply agreements and operations and maintenance agreements.
Provide legal counsel for the company's international business activities.
Manage litigation processes as needed.
Interpret and apply legal requirements to the business, in particular, laws, regulations and rules relating to business activities as well as implementation of policies, training, or other processes.
Assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Provide counsel to Human Resources Department on employee-related legal matters.
Define and lead the Legal Department including hiring, performance management, and development of all lawyers and paralegals.
Establish and manage relationships with external legal counsel to address business needs in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
A minimum of twenty (20) years of relevant legal experience, or such other experience with transactions and other legal matters as will enable the individual to provide concrete and effective legal advice.
Corporate – commercial transaction, financing and/or real estate legal experience required.
Experience in the energy sector or similar industry (e.g. infrastructure) strongly preferred.
Experience developing and leading a team of attorneys.
JD Degree and member of a State Bar Association.
Influential, with the ability to become a resource for employees and internal stakeholders.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work effectively in a team environment.
The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) is a nationally recognized nonprofit developer, owner, and manager of affordable and mixed-income housing and commercial properties. Founded in 1964, TCB has developed over 29,000 housing units as well as office and retail properties and owns and manages over 10,000 units of housing. TCB is currently active in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia. TCBs mission is to build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can fulfill their full potential.
TCBs Legal Department, which is situated in our Boston office, manages all aspects of TCBs corporate and transactional legal work, and currently consists of 5 attorneys, a senior paralegal, a paralegal/administrative assistant and, from time to time, student interns or clerks. We act as transactional counsel with respect to complex development and preservation transactions and, on some projects, engage and oversee outside counsel, form and maintain more than 500 affiliated entities, provide or manage all corporate legal services, and provide counsel on legislative and policy matters.
The General Counsel will lead the Legal Department and will be a member TCBs senior leadership team. Specific responsibilities of the General Counsel are expected to include some or all of the following:
Corporate Representation. The General Counsel advises the President/CEO and Board of Directors on all legal matters and provides strategic counsel on business and operational decisions. The General Counsels office provides legal representation to TCB and its affiliates on diverse matters, TCBs corporate structure, its capital and lending relationships, its 501(c)(3) status, and the formation and maintenance of approximately 500 subsidiaries and affiliates (including business and nonprofit corporations, partnerships and LLCs) in various states. The General Counsel manages and coordinates the work of external law firms as needed. We also provide advice on employment discrimination, fair housing and other occupancy related matters, and general contracts. The office is also responsible for tracking and managing third-party claims, which primarily consists of and engaging and supervising outside counsel in connection with litigation, defaults, compliance matters, employment matters, fair housing and other legal matters.
Transactional Practice. The General Counsels office represents TCB and its affiliates in the acquisition, development, construction, financing, operation, compliance and disposition of affordable and mixed income residential and commercial properties. TCB lawyers staff some projects directly (particularly in Massachusetts) and in other projects supervise outside counsel, who may have a range of roles ranging from advice on a specific issue to primary responsibility for the closing process. Our practice includes all aspects of real estate and housing development, including tax and financial structuring, title and real estate conveyancing, zoning analysis and relief, review of environmental matters, organization of ownership entities including nonprofit and for-profit corporations, LLCs and limited partnerships, and negotiating and closing complex financings involving multiple private and public funding sources.
Funding Program Counsel. The General Counsels office provides counsel in connection with various grant and funding programs that TCB and its affiliates participate in, currently including the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the Capital Magnet Fund, Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant, the New Markets Tax Credit Program, and various foundation and other grants and program-related investments. The General Counsel may be asked to provide and/or oversee legal services related to these programs, including due diligence, documentation and closing of loan transactions on behalf of lender, development and maintenance of internal controls and counsel with respect to program requirements.
Compliance and Management. We provide counsel on all aspects of regulatory and legal compliance and legal aspects of the operation and management of affordable and mixed-income housing communities and the provision of services to residents. The General Counsel also advises on the development and implementation of corporate and compliance policies, forms, systems, and tools to ensure the effective management of legal and other operating risks. The General Counsel also assists other departments on creating and presenting training on relevant legal topics.
Legislative and Policy Matters. The General Counsel is a member of TCBs internal public policy committee and from time to time assists in legislative and policy matters.
Department Administration. The General Counsel is responsible for administration of the Legal Department, including supervision and training of all staff, development and implementation of procedures and form documents, and managing the departments budget, billing, collections and vendors.
Education & Experience:
Excellent academic record;
10-15 years relevant professional experience including time as a practicing corporate and/or transactional attorney, with demonstrated ability to manage complex engagements in a team environment;
Substantial experience with most or all of the following -- affordable housing and community development finance, LIHTC, NMTC and other tax credits, real estate, zoning and permitting, construction contracts, nonprofit organizations, fair housing, general corporate and employment law;
Admission to state bar;
Experience working in a complex organization, and creating and implementing policies and procedures for organizational development; and
Demonstrated commitment to affordable housing and community development or related mission-oriented work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to analyze and solve complex legal problems;
Excellent writing and communication skills;
Effective legal and business judgment in challenging situations;
Demonstrated ability to be effective in a complex organization;
Collaborative and respectful management style; and
Innovative and creative thinker and problem solver.
The Community Builders, Inc. is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a great opportunity for a General Counsel to join the Tampa Sports Authority (Authority) and provide for the general administration, management, coordination, and supervision of legal activities for the Authority. The General Counsel will also be responsible for tenant legal relations and contract management with Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Yankees.
In addition, the General Counsel will be responsible for development and implementation of legal opinions, document development, advising Authority administration and its Board on legal matters and overseeing all Authority legal representation to promote efficiency of operation and quality of service within the Authority.
The General Counsel will be responsible for the general administration, management, coordination and supervision of legal activities for the Authority. A strong emphasis will be placed on Florida laws relating to Special Districts, tenant license/lease agreements, insurance requirements and compliance, construction contracts, event license agreements and real estate administration.
The General Counsel will be responsible for overall planning, organizing, controlling, monitoring of Authority legal and legislative matters to ensure effective protection to the Authority on all legal matters. The General Counsel shall also be responsible for tenant legal relations and contract management with Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Yankees.
In addition, the General Counsel shall be responsible for development and implementation of legal opinions, advising Authority Administration and Board on legal matters and overseeing all Authority legal representation to promote efficiency of operation and quality of service within the Authority.
Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree; and
Admission to the Florida Bar and in good standing to practice law in Florida; and
Eight (8) years of professional experience as an attorney with a minimum of five (5) years of experience pertaining to public sector and governmental law.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Extensive knowledge of general principles of Florida laws relating to Special Districts, tenant license/lease agreements, construction contracts, event license agreements and real estate administration
Extensive knowledge of employment and insurance laws, to provide review and counsel to senior management
Ability and willingness to work irregular schedules, including evenings, weekends and holidays
Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to motivate and work collaboratively with others
Ability to ensure accuracy of contract billings
Ability to develop and maintain accurate records, logs and reports for the legal department
Ability to interact with tenants, fellow employees, clients, contractors, the general public and outside vendors in a courteous, cooperative and professional manner
Ability to maintain a high public image, positive attitude and demeanor when performing a service for customers and the general public in the venues
Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language
Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time
Develops and implements long-term and day-to-day legal requirements for the Authority policies and procedures.
Conducts and/or directs legal research, surveys other governmental agencies to identify successful legal positions and recommends the use of outside attorneys for specialized matters.
Oversees and provides direction for all specialized contracted legal service contractors.
Maintains monthly litigation status reports for all Authority business lines.
Provides day to day advice to all staff and Authority Board on all Authority related legal matters.
Develops, negotiates and reviews contracts and interlocal agreements for legal sufficiency.
Drafts and prepares legal written or verbal opinions for the President/CEO and the Board of Directors.
Prepares Board resolutions and agenda action items.
Advises on public records laws, public meeting laws, the Authority's Enabling Act, Special District and other applicable laws, ordinances and by-laws that govern and/or regulate the Authority.
Coordinates training programs designed to educate directors, staff and managers related to Federal, State and Local mandated laws and/or ordinances.
Attends all Authority board, committee and such other meetings as requested by the President/CEO; Represents the Authority before the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and/or other government agencies, as needed.
Oversees all Raymond James Stadium condominium requirements and documents; Coordinates the development or removal of condominium units as required.
Provides legal advice to the President and board of the Condominium Association and complete all annual legal requirements.
Oversees department-specific budget development and provides monthly expense projections; Prepares and monitors with the President/CEO and the Vice President of Finance the annual legal budget including verification of proper coding of departmental purchases to ensure accurate accounting and provide sufficient data for planning.
Oversees purchasing procedures within the department to ensure compliance with Authority Enabling Act and purchasing guidelines.
Develops, reviews and submits timely and accurate bid specifications for equipment services and construction projects.
Seeks out, develops and maintains participation in industry related associations and trade shows to keep abreast of innovations and improvements in procedures and practices within the industry; applies this knowledge in improvements to the delivery of services and reductions in operating expenses.
Provides leadership on continuous improvement and team building efforts.
Participates in weekly executive staff meetings, employee committees and Authority staff meetings emphasizing team management, high morale and quality service to Authority customers.
Participates and conducts internal investigations as required by any on-going disciplinary process and make legal recommendations as required.
Provides a safe environment free of harassment for department employees and ensure compliance with all applicable OSHA standards and local, state and federal laws including the American with Disabilities Act.
Uses computer terminal to enter and retrieve information and prepare reports on departmental activity for the Authority Board of Directors at all monthly Authority committee and board meetings.
Oversees the creation and maintenance of the Authority legal filing system and records to ensure that required documentation, event details, licensing and accurate event billing have been reviewed and filed in compliance with all Authority policies, State, Federal and Local laws and/or ordinances.
Performs other duties, functions, special projects and responsibilities, as assigned.
DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.
RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Hillsborough County provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.
AMERICANS with DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.
APPLICANTS RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.
The General Counsel will have direct responsibility for all legal matters affecting Craig Realty Group and its affiliates and primary principal. This role requires an individual with the personal confidence, legal acumen and business savvy to operate in a highly entrepreneurial environment where complete clarity is not always obvious. General Counsel will also provide contractual support for the Company's real estate development, leasing and construction activities, acquisition due diligence, confidentiality agreements and perform other functions as needed to support the Company and its businesses.
Report to Chief Executive Officer on all legal matters affecting Craig Realty Group and its businesses.
Serve as active member of Company's Executive Team.
Provide strategic counsel on legal, business and operational matters.
Provide input on non-legal matters as needed such as compensation, benefits and insurance coverages.
As Corporate Secretary, attend board of directors meetings, board committees, and other executive meetings.
Represent Company's legal interests and provide assurance of strong corporate governance and general legal housekeeping before investors, owners, partners and co-partners, lenders, regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, auditors and trade groups.
Scope of responsibilities will include structure, drafting and negotiation (and/or oversight of other attorneys performing such tasks) of contracts and commercial agreements pertaining to joint ventures, acquisitions, sales, leasing and financing, oversight of due diligence review and production, corporate and other entity formation and governance, intellectual property, franchise agreements, employment and litigation/adversarial proceedings. Direct outside counsel as needed. The General Counsel will work closely with the General Counsel Litigation on litigation and other dispute matters.
Manage the allocation and completion of all in-house legal activities of the Legal Department as well as oversight of outside counsel. Manage a Legal Department presently consisting of five attorneys, and three to four support staff positions, including paralegals, administrative assistants and clerical support.
Support HR on employee matters (e.g. employee agreements, consulting agreements, third party service agreements and other employment issues).
Review and draft policies, compensation plans and employee handbook as needed.
Provide sound legal advice on issues affecting existing and future business where risks and mitigation strategies are clearly identified.
Lead support and training of legal team members as required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES A person in this position has/will have full supervisory responsibility for others in Legal Department, including performance appraisal and delegated authority to hire, fire, and approve salary actions within specified parameters.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative, but not exclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex legal documents and transactions.
Strong interpersonal skills, including a direct, candid and concise communication style.
Ability to effectively respond to issues within a timely manner both verbally and in writing.
Ability to inspire and motivate employees to take desired action.
Requires a high level of commitment to customer service.
Requires advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making, sometimes with potentially limited information and tight timeframes.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
Ability to work well under pressure with a proactive approach to unusual occurrences.
Ambitious, self-motivated, enthusiastic, industrious, and hardworking. Feels a sense of urgency and embraces success.
Possesses the highest of ethical standards.
Ability to work well independently and within team.
Possesses good organizational and leadership skills, attention to detail and openness to new ideas and procedures.
Comfortability with risk, uncertainty which means potential opportunity.
Ability to find workable solutions to complicated regulatory questions.
Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues to arrive to mutual agreements and plan of action.
Demonstrated ability to drive projects, direct others and advise executives on the implementation of sound legal, regulatory and corporate compliance solutions.
Gravitas and credibility to gain the confidence of executives inside and outside the Company.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
JD degree from ABA accredited law school is required.
15+ years of legal real estate transactional and corporate experience in private law practice and/or as in-house legal counsel. Candidates with experience working as in-house counsel in real estate industry will be strongly considered.
Legal expertise and prior experience with structuring, drafting and negotiating joint ventures, real estate and corporate acquisitions and sales, leasing, franchising, financing, construction, development and entitlement).
Conversancy with employment law issues to advise on HR and payroll matters.
Knowledge and working conversancy of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Valid driver's license.
PHYSICAL and/or MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time, to walk and stand, to use hands and fingers to operate keyboards, printers, fax machines or other office equipment, to verbally communicate in person, over the telephone, and/or radio as well as listen, to visually read printed material and a computer screen, and to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Ability to operate a vehicle.
WORK CONDITIONS and ENVIRONMENT
This job operates in a professional office environment. The role routinely uses standard office equipment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in typical office environment is quiet. The employee may be required to work long hours and travel.
This job description has been reviewed with me. I agree that I meet the minimum requirements to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Additionally, I understand the physical and mental capabilities necessary to perform satisfactorily the essential functions of the position and I agree that I am able to handle the physical and mental demands for this position.
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