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Lead Attorney

Company name

The Kresge Foundation

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 13,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Troy, MI
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Tax >> Tax - General
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Lead Attorney The candidate will provide strategic advice, counsel and legal support to foundation staff to provide the highest quality legal representation and positioning that supports the foundation’s mission and strategic framework; includes research, counseling, document drafting, review and negotiation, regulatory work associated with general business transactions, intellectual property protection and technology, corporate requirements, internal foundation policy review and oversight. As a trusted business partner, troubleshoot issues with staff and assist in finding solutions. Cultivate knowledge of and provide periodic legal support on private foundation tax laws affecting grant making and the philanthropic sector generally. Assist with review and negotiations of documents on a variety of transactions, including grants, program-related investments and investments. Build and maintain strong relationships with outside counsel and assist with management of outside counsel budget and quality. Lead and facilitate foundation-wide projects, including developing and delivering training on legal issues. Construct and support the foundation’s internal system to organize and track legal issues. Identify areas and processes for improvement, make recommendations, and implement and communicate changes. Assist with oversight and coordination of legal proceedings including litigation, document requests, regulatory investigations and inquiries and similar proceedings. Perform other related duties as required. Juris Doctorate from ABA accredited law school required. Active admittance to practice law (any state, in good standing) with ability to obtain admittance in Michigan required. Should have 7+ years of corporate/business law experience required with emphasis on transactional experience. Experience advising tax-exempt entities, specifically private foundations is a clear advantage. Experience with investment transactions a strong plus. Experience advising governing board and senior management of complex organizations is preferred.

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Hiring Coordinator
The Kresge Foundation
3215 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48007-3151