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Staff Counsel The candidate will advise, guide and represent Verizon Wireless in obtaining land use and zoning approvals for deployment of wireless facilities throughout local municipalities in the North Territory. Will manage zoning and land use appeals/litigation in coordination with outside counsel. Effectively represent Verizon Wireless and advocate for its interests before city councils, county boards, state planning commissions and other local administrative bodies. Analyze the use and regulation of public and private rights-of-way and work with local municipalities to achieve changes in local zoning code to support our deployment strategy. Engage with external and internal stakeholders to foster broad community support for new wireless facilities. Negotiate and mitigate risk in common telecommunications siting agreements, including site lease agreements, license agreements, collocation agreements, ground leases, conditions of approval, and right of entry agreements. Communicate effectively and coordinate closely with multiple internal stakeholders to ensure concerted activity to support strategy. Continuous process improvement to streamline internal and external processes and increase effectiveness. Provide assistance to Territory Network leadership and client groups to resolve legal issues. Strategic projects and any other tasks or responsibilities assigned by the Market General Counsel. Should have JD degree and 6+ years of work experience. 6+ years of relevant work experience is required. Must have active and good standing with and admission to the New Jersey Bar or eligible for single-client New Jersey in-house licensure or the Illinois Bar. Legal practice experience is required. Should have experience in real estate, zoning or land use matters. JD degree from a top tier law school with excellent academic performance is required. Should have 6+ years of recent and relevant legal practice experience in a similar work environment (i.e., law firm or corporate legal department), including 3+ years of experience in real estate, zoning or land use matters. Wireless industry experience is preferred. In-house experience a plus. Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills are required. Should have demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); Lexis/Nexis experience.
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