Associate General Counsel

The Largest Steel Fabricator in United States in looking for an Associate General Counsel to join their growing team.

Job Description
This Associate General Counsel position handles a wide range of transactional law-related issues with a focus on construction law.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review, draft, and negotiate various types of construction agreements, including but not limited to subcontracts (all payment types), purchases orders, sub-subcontracts, consulting agreements, equipment rental agreements, payment and performance bonds, and various waivers and releases.
  • Work closely with sales team and project management teams
  • Monitor legislation, regulations, case law, and government enforcement activities relating to construction law, and provide proactive, strategic advice.
  • Liaison with outside law firms to meet Company goals.
  • Settlement of claims and disputes
  • Track and keep current organized records of each contract, dispute, or claim.
Secondary Duties
  • Support as key member of legal team
  • File preliminary notices and lien notices
  • Present complex information in a narrative or summary to executive team
  • Provide backup to other attorneys on any matter in their absence.
  • Tasks and projects as assigned by General Counsel
Skills Required
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in construction law from a general contractor or subcontractor perspective.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfort interacting with various employees across the Company, including management and field employees.
  • Professionalism and respect for others with an understanding of “servant leadership”
  • Experience working in a multi-stakeholder environment with the ability to problem solve and develop solutions.
  • Ability to work in teams as well as independently.
  • Proactive in solving complex issues.
  • Ability to easily shift between the details and the bigger picture as needed.
  • Skilled at collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.
Education and Experience
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and active good standing membership in bar association
  • 8+ years of legal experience, in either law firm and/or in-house with substantial experience in construction law
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Office
  • Proficient Skills in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong keyboarding skills with the ability to draft letters, contracts, and documents without the assistance of an assistant.
  • Prior experience as in-house counsel or staff attorney
  • In addition to construction law, previous practice included OSHA regulations.