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Legal Counsel – Real Estate

Company name

Duke Energy Corporation

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Job Type


Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


Charlotte, NC

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Legal Counsel – Real Estate Duties: Provide legal advice to key business units and project teams of the Company, including the preparation, review and negotiation of contracts, correspondence, agreements and other legal documents for the Company. Consult with Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel on legal issues with significant value, or which may have economic, political or regulatory implications for the Company. Revise and maintain current contract templates and contracting processes and the implementation of those processes. Review contracts to ensure essential language is included to protect the company from unnecessary risks and liabilities. Remain current on legal trends, laws and regulations and proactively communicate information to other attorneys in the Legal Department. Research and monitor federal and state law and regulations that affect or may affect the Company. Manage and resolve legal matters and concerns arising out of the day-to-day functions of the company with limited supervision and guidance. Employee will work on non-routine matters requiring a broad and thorough understanding of the company and its business environment. Assist in the further development of the Company’s policies and procedures. Provide or assist with providing legal and compliance training to business units within the Company. Frequently meet with and counsel individuals within the Company. Work with and manage outside counsel to maximize efficiency. Comply with processes to protect the company from unnecessary risks and liabilities, including all reporting requirements. Promote a positive corporate image through involvement in Company and civic affairs. Leads and/or serves on committees, special projects, or other assignments as directed to further departmental goals.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. JD Degree from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in North Carolina or Licensed to practice in any state in the US and eligible for comity. 2-4 years of experience practicing law. Desired: Real property/real estate experience. Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts. Experience in drafting and reviewing real estate documents (deeds, leases, licenses, easements, access and purchase and sale agreements). Experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts. Energy industry experience (natural gas, electric). Regulated utility industry experience. Multiple state bar admissions (NC, FL, SC, TN, IN, OH, and/or KY). Technically proficient in multiple areas of the law. Strong oral and written communication skills. Exceptional judgment, decision making and problem solving abilities . Organizational agility, process management, planning, presentation and team building skills. Ability to gain the confidence and respect of management and clients. Ability to take direction and act accordingly with conviction, in a timely and high quality manner. Ability to work with a variety of personalities and desire to be part of a team. Ability to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and to prioritize conflicting demands from multiple business clients. Ability to analyze complex business situations and develop recommendations which meet the Company’s legal and business needs. Willingness to learn and continuously develop skills and proficiencies in the practice of law. Technologically proficient and independent. Other postgraduate business education. Experience in litigation and dispute resolution.
Posting Expiration Date: March 8, 2018

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Hiring Coordinator
Duke Energy Corporation
550 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202

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