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Assistant General Counsel The candidate will assist the General Counsel in the representation of the firm in a variety of legal matters and handle all legal matters related to Affordable Housing Department and eviction procedures. This is a generalist role with a focus on the following to: contract law, real estate transactions, construction law, urban development, community development, fair housing law, public accommodations, HUD Public Housing Regulations, HUD Section 8 Regulations, forcible entry and detainer, and other related work as assigned by the General Counsel to meet the needs of the firm. Drafting, reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating contracts, partnership agreements, LLC Operating agreements, vendor or grantee agreements, commitments, notes, mortgages, requests for proposals, intergovernmental agreements, real estate purchase agreements, easements/right of way, commercial and residential lease agreements, asset purchase agreements, equipment lease agreements, design bid build agreements, construction management at risk agreements, confidentiality/nondisclosure agreements, releases of liability, Memorandums of Agreement, or other related legal documents; The ability to analyze a problem or issue, and propose a viable legal solution or recommended course of action; The ability to handle multiple projects or tasks at one time, prioritizing and organizing them in an effective manner; The ability to demonstrate deliberate, well-reasoned, and thoughtful decision making and judgment on both business and legal matters; Serving as a point of contact and resource for Affordable Housing staff advising on inquiries regarding various litigation and non-litigation legal matters; Coordinating and managing outside counsel to obtain litigation services or legal advice for the organization regarding specialty practices of law; Assists Housing Operations with evictions, related inquiries, and bankruptcy matters; As directed by the General Counsel, completes special assignments and serves on various Agency committees; The Assistant General Counsel is expected to be knowledgeable of Oklahoma Rules of Civil Procedure and Oklahoma Rules of Evidence in order to handle court appearances on behalf of the Agency; Upon request, researches and reviews policies for determination of legal sufficiency; Shares and receives information, opinions, concerns, and feedback in a positive and supportive manner; Works collaboratively by building rapport and building bridges with team members within the departments, across the organization, and with outside counsel; Provides meaningful input into services, programs, processes, and/or organizational effectiveness that leads to increased organizational efficiency; Seeks out additional learning opportunities to develop and maintain technical and professional skills; Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal conduct in the workplace by following through on professional commitments; Demonstrates the flexibility to enthusiastically address a broad range of issues of varying degrees of complexity, and a willingness to learn and work in areas of less familiarity; Other related duties as assigned by the General Counsel. Bachelorâ€™s degree in business or closely related area and a law degree from an accredited school of law. Must possess a valid license to practice law in Oklahoma.
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