Associate General Counsel (Construction) – Oklahoma City, OK
Salary: $180,000.00 - $200,000.00 + bonus
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 the 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
- Support as key member of legal team
- Filing of preliminary notices and lien notices
- Presenting 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
- 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 at least one U.S. state bar
- 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