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General Counsel The candidate will support the Development and Finance teams and provides general legal counsel to firmâ€™s senior leadership and Board. Will advise and structure the best construction contracting method to deliver the project affordably, on-time, and minimize risk. Negotiate and draft architecture and engineering contracts; familiarity with the AIA form preferred. Negotiate and draft construction contracts that encompass the lump sum, cost plus, and cost plus with a guaranteed maximum price delivery methods; firm has its own propriety form of contract. JD degree from a leading school is required. Should have 5+ years of experience either with a law firm, in house, or a combination of the two in the following areas: Evaluate corporate/non -profit structure and recommend to senior leadership and the board on best practice to sustain and grow the organization; ensure that the organizations meets all regulatory and compliance requirements.; Advise on revolving fund structure and investment strategies; Counsel the board of directors and management regarding governance issues and draft board resolutions; Experience delegating to and managing outside law firms, as needed, focused on work quality and timely turn around. Negotiate and draft Letters of Intent and Purchase and Sale Agreements outlining deal terms, including roles and responsibilities in the development of projects. Negotiate and draft ground leases with land owners and leases with charter school operators using firmâ€™s own lease agreement; experience with the AIR form of Lease ability to tailor the same to suit firm needs. Experience reviewing title reports/commitments, preparing title objection letters, and owner policy endorsement is needed. Experience forming and maintaining special purpose entities - limited liability companies including drafting single member operating agreements Construction is essential. Should preferably have 5+ of legal experience with an emphasis on corporate, transactional, and/or real estate. Should have 3+ years of effective management external counsel. Strong teamwork and team building skills is needed. Experience with the construction cycle and the review of draw packages, collection of lien waivers, notices of completion, etc. Non -Profit Basic understanding of non- profit law, including maintaining 501(c)(3) status and filing for various tax exemptions (property tax and business license) is needed. Relevant industry experience or graduate degree in management consulting, commercial or charter school lending, real estate development, business, finance, or architecture is needed.
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