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In-house Counsel

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Company FirstService Residential Location Irvine, CA, United States



Min 3 yrs required



Sep 09, 2022

Dec 23, 2022

Feb 01, 2022


In-House Counsel
The candidate will analyze all manner of legal & business issues, develop strategy alternatives, recommend effective courses of action, and assist with the legal implementation. Effectively manage litigation & claims brought against FirstService, develop and vet defense strategies. Minimize defense spend & settlement outlays. Ensure the value of insurance defense firms’ and specific attorneys’ billing & deliverables, including case analyses, litigation strategy, status updates, litigation budgets, and well-thought-out discovery, motion practice & settlement approaches. Managing discovery, preservation & privilege. Assist the business in asserting & resolving disputes. Leverage a solid working knowledge of employment law to provide sound legal advice related to wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination & other employee matters. Team with outside employment counsel & insurance defense counsel to address such matters as appropriate. Protect the company by leveraging a working knowledge of insurance principles, coverage types, tendering imperatives, triggers to coverage, managing adjusters & third party administrators, and avoiding actions that may jeopardize coverage. Draft & edit contracts to protect FirstService while also achieving the company’s business objectives. Negotiate agreements to balance protecting FirstService’s interests with obtaining or retaining the business. Serve as part of the acquisition team, analyzing a target’s agreements, suits, claims & other risk factors. Assist in the preparation and review of transaction documents. Serve as part of the post-acquisition integration team, assisting with various integration initiatives. Assist in planning & project-managing the efforts, considering operational, financial, tax, insurance, human resources & regulatory questions. Leverage a deep understanding of the business & operating departments as well as in-depth knowledge of homeowner association law in the West Region states in order to navigate the legal / operations interface effectively. Train managers, executives and others to minimize legal liability for FirstService. Partner with operating executives & others to develop & adjust company processes as FirstService provides new services and as statutes & case law evolve. Guide the company with regard to regional compliance matters and public policy advocacy as needed. Other responsibilities as assigned. J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school is required. Should have 3+ years of licensed legal practice experience, including litigation and employment law. Member in good standing of the California State Bar is required.

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Req Number: 42785

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
FirstService Residential
1855 Griffin Road
Suite A-330
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone: 954-926-2921
Fax: 954-920-5321

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