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Managing Attorney - Transactional Law

Company name

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Organization Type


Job Type


Valid Through

Mar 17,2020

Posted on

Dec 03,2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Highland, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Construction >> Construction
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
Finance >> Finance - General
Information Technology >> Information Technology
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Managing Attorney - Transactional Law
The candidate, under the general guidance of the VP Associate General Counsel, Commercial and Strategic Transactions, provides legal advice to the enterprise and supervises, mentors and coordinates the work of Sr Staff and/or Staff Attorneys as delegated. Assumes responsibility for key projects and functions within Areas of Practice (as defined below) and coordinate and manage inputs with those of other legal department members and outside counsel. Provides recommendations on attaining enterprise goals while minimizing legal and financial exposure. Operates autonomously in managing delegated key projects and functions within his or her Areas of Practice, including supervising and assigning work to and managing Senior Staff and/or Staff Attorneys and outside counsel as assigned. Reviews, negotiates, analyzes, and drafts agreements. Assists in counseling all levels of management and staff in diverse issues related to government and business operations in Areas of Practice. Provides support for complex commercial transactions and relationships including start-up enterprises, joint ventures, investments, acquisitions and divestitures. Leads due diligence efforts, under the direction of an Associate General Counsel, in complex transactions and in making strategic and tactical decisions with respect thereto. Prepares legal documents related to legal entities including organizational/charter documents and agreements, resolutions, and meeting minutes. Provides recommendations to attain enterprise goals while minimizing legal/financial exposure. Advises on governance and compliance issues within Areas of Practice. Assures best practices and timely updates to address emerging legal and business issues related to tribal government and its business enterprises. Analyzes and drafts tribal laws, regulations, and policies. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department including with respect to training and development of Senior Staff and/or Staff Attorneys. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the enterprise’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning reviewing and directing work; evaluating and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Meaningful experience in four or more of the following substantive legal areas is preferable: general commercial contracts, complex transactions, construction contracts, finance, fund investments, mergers and acquisitions, trademarks, soft intellectual property/licensing, information technology, corporate governance, procurement, compliance, real estate, and risk management (collectively, the “Areas of Practice”). Should have 8 years of legal work experience. 5 years of prior leadership/management experience preferred. Experience in both a law firm and in-house setting and managing attorneys is desired. Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school is required. Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. Experience working with tribal government preferred. Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational/experience requirements indicated above.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
265 Community Center Drive
Highland, CA 92346