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The Office of the General Counsel at Northeastern University seeks a full-time attorney to provide support for the University and its various colleges and departments in the areas of real estate, commercial contracting, business operations and general transactions. Responsibilities will include the representation of the University on real estate leasing, development, acquisitions, dispositions, permitting, zoning and construction matters. In addition, the attorney will be responsible for the review, drafting, negotiation, and enforcement of a variety of university contracts; and collaboration, advice and guidance across the University regarding the same.
Direct experience relating to one or more of the following is required: real estate leasing, development, acquisitions, dispositions, permitting, zoning and/or construction.
The successful candidate should have a demonstrated interest in and experience with real estate matters and a desire to work on other transactional matters, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
The Assistant General Counsel will work closely with and accept direction from senior attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel who specialize in real estate, contracts and transactions.
The Office of the General Counsel currently allows attorneys to work remotely up to two days per week.
J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school
Strong academic and professional record
At least three (3) years of experience focused primarily on real estate matters
Member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar or eligible to waive into Massachusetts bar within six months of hire
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
Real Estate Matters 40%
Advise and represent the university on real estate leasing, development, financing, acquisitions, dispositions, permitting, zoning and construction matters. Advise and guide university collaborators regarding the same. Supervise and work with outside counsel as necessary.
Other Transactional Matters 40%
Negotiate, draft, review and interpret a broad variety of contracts and other legal instruments memorializing the diverse activities of a large dynamic academic organization. Advise and guide university collaborators regarding the same. Supervise and work with outside counsel as necessary.
Contract Process 10%
Assist with the administration of contract processes for the university. Train, educate and communicate effectively with university community members regarding the same.
Other matters as may be assigned from time to time.
Legal and Regulatory Administration
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.