With the abundance of construction in the United States, you can often find construction attorney job openings. A construction attorney helps to make sure that construction sites and all documentation is up to date and in compliance with all applicable laws.
As a construction attorney, you will be tasked with preparing all legal documentation, including contracts, necessary to complete the construction project. These may include contract records and associated materials, all necessary construction permits and what licenses may be necessary to complete the job.
You will need to be versed in governmental agency practices, working with them to ensure that permits and licenses are granted in a timely manner. If there are issues, you will be responsible for negotiating to a satisfactory resolution.
To qualify for this position, you will need to follow the same steps as a traditional attorney. Expect getting the many years of education necessary to learn the intricacies of practicing law. Before even stepping foot in law school, a potential lawyer is required to earn his or her B.A. from an undergraduate school. This will serve as a qualifying factor for a law school, which should be accredited by the American Bar Association. These criteria may be waived in some circumstances, but it is generally a standard requirement. Next, you will have to be in residency at a law school for a certain number of weeks, depending on if you are a full time or part time student. At the time that you complete all required courses, you will be able to obtain a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from this law school.
You may be required to obtain a Masters of Law Degree (LL.M) if you attended law school in a foreign country.
After completing all of the necessary schooling, you will need to study for the bar exam for the particular state in which you want to practice. A state bar exam generally consists of multiple choice and essay questions and is available to be retaken if you don't pass the first time. When you do pass, you will be able to practice law in that state.
Construction attorney jobs are available across the country and can be a rewarding field for the right candidate.
Breakell Law Firm P.C.3-5 yrs required Small Albany, NY construction and commercial firm seeks associate attorney 3-5 years experience; construction/engineering background beneficial; excellent research, writing, computer and leg...
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BCG Attorney SearchMin 3 yrs required New York City office seeks mid-level construction attorney with both state and federal court matters with commercial, real estate and transactional experience. The candidate will have signif...
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In-House, 8hit(s) Senior Claims Analyst
Duties: Reports to an AVP in Severity Claims. Investigate, evaluate and dispose of new and existing excess layer construction defect claims. Preparing needed support document settlements and manage cases assigned. Direct outside counsel. Develop settlement strategies.
In-House, Min 7 yrs required 30hit(s) Attorney
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In-House, Min 3 yrs required 22hit(s) Legal Counsel
Duties: Working with the Deputy General Counsel to provide legal advice to all levels of management in the Northeast Region, corporate departments and other management. Develops and maintains internal relationships and provides coordination with outside counsel. Shall consult with t...
In-House, 5-8 yrs required 20hit(s) Construction Claims and Contracts Manager
Duties: Providing legal leadership for all aspects of developing and implementing this portfolio of strategies. Work with the Law Department to perform construction consultation and advisory work to carry out the business and legal processes necessary to ...
In-House, 5-8 yrs required 23hit(s) Construction Claims and Contracts Manager
Duties: Responsible for providing legal leadership for all aspects of developing and implementing this portfolio of strategies. Work with the Law Department to perform construction consultation and advisory work to carry out the business and legal process...
In-House, Min 3 yrs required 22hit(s) Construction Defect & Professional Liability Claims Specialist
Duties: With limited direction, handles Construction Defect and/or Professional Liability claims including Architects & Engineers and Construction Managers. Will handle claims of moderate to high exposure and complexity and resolve cl...
In-House, Min 5 yrs required 33hit(s) Control Room Compliance Officer
Duties: Performing core compliance “control room” functions in a timely professional and consistent manner, which includes general investment banking, capital markets and research compliance related advisory matters, maintenance of the Global Grey and Restricte...
In-House, 5-10 yrs required 59hit(s) Construction Defect Claim Manager
Duties: Be responsible for the active oversight and program management involving an inventory of construction deficit claims. Will be heavily involved in the coverage analysis, technical evaluation and ultimate negotiation process leading to case resolution.
In-House, 4-7 yrs required 37hit(s) Attorney
The candidate will serve as legal counsel to company Land’s business units on real estate law, construction and energy purchasing. Negotiate and draft purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, licenses and related documents in connection with Ford Land’s business and provide leg...
If you want to be qualified for construction law jobs, you'll need to be versed in that particular area of expertise. Generally, you will go to college and get a pre-law degree, and then go to law school and specialize in construction law. The primary duties of construction law jobs are specific to construction and its related fields. Construction law jobs' focus may include, for example, bonds and bonding, contract law, liens, security interests of other types, sureties and guarantees, construction claims, tendering, and consultancy contracts related to construction. As a construction lawyer, you may work with a variety of people, including engineers, builders, surveyors, construction workers, architects, planners, and financial institutions.