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Assistant Legal Counsel

Company name

Harley Ellis Devereaux

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Date Last Verified

Jul 16,2019

Valid Through

Oct 29,2019

Posted on

Apr 10,2019

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Detroit, MI, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Assistant Legal Counsel
The candidate will be supporting Corporate Legal Counsel in overseeing the legal aspects of our business. Advises management on legal matters and works collaboratively within Michigan and multiple states of operation. Reporting to the Corporate Legal Counsel, the Assistant Legal Counsel also supports Firm wide initiatives, as requested. Reviews and negotiates prime Owner-Architect, Consultant and Design Build Agreements. Provides legal advice and services to the Managing Principals, Principals-in-Charge and Project Managers. Assists in the renewal of Firm Insurance Policies. Assists with procurement of certificates of insurance to meet project requirements. Assists in lease negotiations for office lease renewals and new office leases. Provides legal risk mitigation tactics and offers proactive advice and training on possible legal and industry issues. Collaborates with Corporate Legal Counsel to devise efficient defense strategies regarding professional liability claims. Interfaces with outside legal counsel when dealing with claims matters. Applies effective risk management techniques and offers proactive advice on possible legal issues. Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan or able to obtain such licensing within a reasonable time. Must be member in good standing with the Michigan State Bar. Should have 7+ years of experience as an in-house legal counsel or at a law firm engaged in applicable work; experience in Architecture/Engineering legal practice is strongly preferred. Litigation experience preferred.

Additional info

Job Code: 2019-CORP-MI-001``

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Harley Ellis Devereaux
26913 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48033

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