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Construction Attorney Duties: Provide legal advice and risk assessments across a broad range of legal matters related to contracts/construction law. Advise business partners on legal, contractual, and risk matters impacting their areas of responsibility. Analyze and summarize legal documents and complex business transactions and contracts. Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems involving the assigned Business Units. Conduct and compile research, maintain/update organized legal due diligence documents. Review owner contracts and support Business Unit leaders in the bidding/negotiation process. Review routine project-related agreements (e.g. BIM releases, crane swing agreements, title company deliverables, lender consents.). Analyze change orders and waivers/releases prepared by others for legal risks. Partner with lead counsel in the management and resolution of contested matters. Manage litigation and corporate disclosures for RFP responses. Partner with the Corporate Secretary regarding authorizing resolutions to accompany bids. Maintain and utilize best practices with respect to contract terms. Deliver legal training to the Business Units on a variety of legal topics, including project-specific requirements and ethics/compliance. Develop and provide input to capture market trends and continuously improve processes. Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements: JD degree with a valid law license. 5+ years ? experience with an emphasis on construction law, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. Experience negotiating common forms of construction agreements. Exercises independent judgment and discretion with the ability to identify problems and initiate corrective action. Self-starter, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deliver high quality work on tight deadlines. Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and applicable legislation affecting the operations. Adaptable and flexible to operate with minimal direction and little or no supervision while working in a complex and changing environment. Proven written and verbal communication abilities with emphasis on problem-solving and negotiation, with the ability to explain complex legal concepts to employees and staff at all levels. Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, and various legal case management systems. Ability to read, understand, and interpret contracts and insurance documents. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work with staff at all levels, both internal and external.
 
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