Senior Staff Attorney

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18
Indianapolis, IN
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

The Senior Staff Attorney will provide a high level of expert advice on complex legal matters in an area of responsibility, business line, and/or leading a group that provides specialized expertise. Will actively identify and logically assess potential legal risks in ambiguous, unique, and/or complex business situations.  Will create valuable risk management recommendations leveraging sound risk assessment information to further achievement of business objectives; effectively communicate information to the client. 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Drafts necessary legal documents and develops conclusions and recommendations.
  • Assists clients in addressing situations of high legal exposure or risk; understands overall business risk tolerance and considers it in the context of risk management strategies and actions.
  • Creates practical and effective solutions to legal issues with no established precedent; develops creative solutions to unique legal problems.
  • Takes the lead role in negotiations that are extremely complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Understands the business client’s position and needs.  Considers the long-term business and strategic consequences of possible outcomes.
  • Delivers difficult messages or news, or challenges the client when necessary; responds to client challenges to advice directly and effectively.
  • Establishes a wide network of relationships; builds rapport with associates at all levels within the General Counsel department and the business client.
  • May train or mentor less experienced attorneys or paralegals on procedural or legal issues.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JDDegree from an accredited law school.
  • Maintains an active license in the state in which the position is located.
  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in corporate transactional real estate, and in particular, commercial retail real-estate.  
  • Must have familiarity with the following areas: shopping center leasing, reciprocal easement and operating agreements, development agreements and property dispositions.
  • The successful candidate will have immediate client interaction and should be able to excel in a fast-paced environment handling a wide variety of complex real estate matters.
  • Has significant experience with a wide range of complex legal matters, practices and procedures.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for contacts with all levels of management and clients.
  • Analytical ability to interpret statutes, regulations, insurance policies and othercontracts. 
  • Decision-making ability to set work priorities and make recommendations. 
  • Ability to lead, initiate, organize and coordinate complex projects and/or cases that crosses functional or business lines. 
  • Takes the lead role in negotiations that are extremely complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. 
  • Has leadership and management skills: team building concepts, motivating and influencing.

LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to lead, initiate, organize and coordinate complex projects and/or cases that cross functional or business lines.
  • Takes the lead role in negotiations that are extremely complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Has leadership and management skills: team building concepts, motivating and influencing.
  • Sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the matter at hand. Based on role, this position understands staff/team coaching and development techniques.
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