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ProfileGeneral Counsel The candidate leads corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. Provides senior management with quick and thoughtful advice on a variety of matters. Responsible for developing risk management and other strategic initiatives and their implementation, manages the company's legal affairs, and oversees the work of outside counsel. Participates in the development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides counsel and guidance upon key legal matters. Structures and manages the company's internal legal function and staff. Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel. Manages the company's litigation, through coordination with outside counsel and document collection, review and organization. Advises on legal aspects of the company's various business lines, with an emphasis on land acquisition and financing transactions and closings. Collaborates with the company's accounting and finance departments to manage regulatory affairs, corporate governance and risk management initiatives. Responsible for ensuring that the company conducts its wide variety of business operations in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating key contracts, including major subcontracts, purchase agreements and financing documents. Researches and advises on a broad range of legal-related issues, including employment law, tax law, contractor disputes, real property law and landlord-tenant matters. Develops strategic policies/processes/materials and educational materials to minimize company legal exposure as well as educating/training company management on legal risks and ramifications. Assists real estate and development teams with in-depth due diligence in real estate transactions, including title and entitlement review and evaluation of zoning and land use issues.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree from accredited US law school. Should be admitted to the North Carolina Bar and in good standing. Must have 5+ years of experience in a major law firm environment and/or in-house counsel with major corporation. Should have exposure to or familiarity with the following areas of law: real property, tax, employment and corporate. Transactional experience is preferred, including expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts.