BuroHappold is seeking a Corporate Staff Attorney for our New York office!
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Are you tired of billable hour requirements, long hours in the office and working weekends? Do you enjoy working with a company to help reduce risk, negotiate fair contracts and grow profitably? Are you creative, have a positive attitude, enjoy sharing your expertise, and want to work on a broad range of legal issues? Working in-house provides greater freedom, a better work-life balance, and a more challenging range of issues. You will be one of only a few legal professionals working alongside large inter-disciplinary teams across the US and the globe to deliver cutting edge design and consulting services, where your advice and perspectives will be valued and appreciated.
Job Responsibilities and Qualifications:
Negotiate, draft, review, revise, interpret and finalize professional services consulting and sub-consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreement, vendor contracts, financing and lien releases, and other transactional and legal documentations as necessary.
Advise on complex legal matters, analyze legal (and business, where applicable) issues, negotiate legal and commercial issues and solve intricate problems using sound legal judgement and expertise, with minimal supervision.
Participate in the formulation and revision of the internal policies such as the Employees' Handbook and the Company Regulations.
Oversee maintenance of legal archives and document logs.
Responsible for managing, responding to and preparing discovery and document preservation and collection.
Advise management on regulatory, privacy, employment and compliance requirements.
Prepare and file various statutory reports.
Maintain compliance with local licensing requirements.
Assist in dispute resolution, litigation, and regulatory matters on an as-needed basis and with outside counsel, as applicable.
Research items related to the Company's operation as needed (e.g. local laws, best practices) and prepare concise internal memoranda summarizing applicable issues and offer recommendations.
Supervise and coordinate with outside counsel on matters that require specialized legal assistance.
Assist with procurement, management and documentation of Company professional indemnity, general, property, excess and other forms of insurance; prepare claim notices, summaries and litigation reports.
Lead and facilitate other corporate legal matters as necessary.
JD from an accredited law school
Experience in the architecture/engineering/design/construction industries.
3-5- years general litigation, corporate transactional, and/or insurance experience
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and comfortable with a complex and ambiguous environments.
BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate. In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.