Job Details

In-House Counsel / Litigation Attorney

Company name

Westland Real Estate Group

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Dec 02,2019

Posted on

Nov 13,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Long Beach, CA, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Profile

In-House Counsel/Litigation Attorney

About Westland:

Westland Real Estate Group is a fast-growing property management company in the Southern California and Las Vegas areas. We are the owner and operator of our communities, which means we invest in our properties long term-future and create stable jobs. As an expanding company, Westland has an immediate opening for a full-time In-House Counsel/Litigation Attorney. At Westland, when we see the talent we want that talent to reach its true potential and grow with us. These aren’t just jobs, these are careers. 

Why Westland?

  • Robust benefits package including:

    • Medical

    • Vision

    • Dental

    • Pet Insurance

    • Paid Holidays

    • 80 hours of Vacation annually

    •  6 Sick days annually

    • Short Term Disability

    • Long Term Disability

    • Matching 401 K

    • Room to grow

    • Work-life balance

    • At Westland everyone is family. We are here to support you.

The Position:

We are seeking an Attorney with experience in general liability litigation practice that should have extensive experience with legal and business issues including personal injury, property damage, premises liability, and economic loss. 

The candidate must have/be:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of California and/or Nevada State Bar(s). 

  • 5 uninterrupted years of experience at a law firm. 

  • 3+ years of experience practicing in the areas of general commercial liability defense. 

  •  Significant litigation experience, including discovery disputes, motion practice, depositions, and trial preparation.

  • Familiar with Insurance related procedures, specifically with Property Loss, and General Liability Claims processes.

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communications and have polished negotiation skills.

  • Ability to work autonomously or as a team member. 

  • Experience with - insurance defense; construction litigation; real estate financing or leasing; and/or drafting and negotiating contracts helpful. 

The candidate will join our litigation team and interact with and various departments of a real estate company. The candidate will provide support to more senior counsel and assist on a broad variety of legal matters by providing clear, concise legal and strategic advice with a practical, business-oriented approach. The candidate will serve all phases of litigation including case management, motion practice, discovery, mediations, arbitrations, and trials 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the investigation of accidents and problem areas

  • Gathering medical / property related evidence and records

  • Conducting discovery

  • Performing legal research

  • Remaining current with developments in the law

  • Represent the interests of the company at hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations, and other proceedings

  • Negotiate settlements on behalf of the company

Skills and Knowledge required:

  • Litigation experience and including trial experience

  • Working knowledge of State and Federal law,

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong research and analytical skills

  • Ability to handle large caseloads and juggle multiple priorities and deadlines

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Strong technology skills, including proficiency with G-Suite, Office, and legal research platforms, such as Lexis and Westlaw

  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus*

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: $140,000 - $200,000 annually

Company info

Westland Real Estate Group

Company Profile

Westland Real Estate Group develops, redevelops and manages commercial and multifamily properties throughout California, Nevada and Texas. At Westland, we believe that properties, like the people who inhabit them have hidden strengths and potentials. Whether building safe friendly environments for families, enabling prospective homebuyers to finally achieve their dream or assisting the budding entrepreneur to find just the right location – we strive to offer properties that meet and exceed the needs of our customers and tenants.

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