Job List - January 24, 2011
Job List, January 24, 2011
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CORPORATE COUNSEL / REAL ESTATE
American Assets Trust, Inc.
Source: Member Referral
Assist General Counsel in direction and oversight of all legal affairs of the REIT from both a real estate and corporate/securities perspective. *Position contingent upon successful IPO of American Assets Trust, Inc. Primary Responsibilities: For leasing, achieve an appropriate balance between protecting the company and pragmatic business terms, with expeditious turn-around on initial drafting and subsequent revisions so as to keep all leasing in-house. For property management matters, support property management and lease administration as requested with contract review, negotiation, interpretation and to help resolve and/or mitigate tenant matters, as well as manage litigation relating to tenant issues (unlawful detainers, lease damages, etc). For acquisitions and dispositions, negotiate or assist in negotiation of core documents skillfully and work interdepartmentally to confirm that appropriate personnel are aware of respective roles, responsibilities and expectations to meet critical deadlines. For development projects, identify solutions in light of satisfying key hurdles or requirements to facilitate a smooth process or resolution of an issue. For financings, work inter-departmentally to achieve smooth and successful closings, and maintain loan compliance post-closing (or for existing loans). Assist in review/preparation of public filings to comply with Securities and Exchange Commission requirements (10K, 10Q, 8K, Proxy, etc). Assist General Counsel in performance of corporate secretary duties, as requested (Section 16 filings, annual meeting preparation, corporate resolutions, etc.). For equity offerings, support and respond to underwriters' requests in order to assure a smooth closing which remains on targeted schedule. Assist in monitoring of Company’s investments and provide requisite legal review of documentation for accuracy and sufficiency. Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree. Law Degree from an accredited law school. Licensed in CA. Minimum of 4 years experience in law with a specialization in real estate and business, preferably some public company securities experience (from outside counsel perspective or in-house). Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) and ability to learn company specific software. Travel is required to visit company locations, industry meetings, etc. Knowledge of real estate development, construction, leasing and finance. Well-developed communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Effective negotiation skills. Effective at building relationships both internally and externally. Concise and clear writing skills. Strong verbal, organizational and interpersonal abilities. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to lead a team and be a valuable team member. Ability to identify problems and solutions pragmatically and concisely. Possess judgment and maturity to balance the interests of the matter at hand with the overall goals and values of the Company. Effective work delegation and supervisory skills. To apply, send resume to American Assets at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unnamed Companies, San Diego
Special Counsel has several immediate opportunities (both contract and direct hire) for Contracts Specialists with 3+ years of experience working in-house in a legal department. We are looking for paralegals, JD’s and attorneys with experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts, license and service agreements (specifically technology, IP, software and data) and reporting to senior executives. The ideal candidates have outstanding communication skills, strong negotiation and drafting skills, the ability to think strategically, and the desire to establish a "trusted advisor" relationship with clients and business partners. For immediate consideration, please send your resume to email@example.com.
*SENIOR CORPORATE COUNSEL – SECURITIES AND CONTRACTS
Encore Capital Group, San Diego
The accelerating maturation of our industry brings exciting opportunities to our growing organization. We are actively seeking a senior Corporate Counsel, Securities and Transactions to report directly to the Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. This position focuses on the preparation of SEC filings, corporate governance and contract/transactional matters (including involvement in debt or equity financings, portfolio purchases, mergers & acquisitions). Responsibilities include partnering with the Corporate Accounting and Finance department on ’34 Act filings, disclosure controls and procedures; managing corporate governance programs, including proxy statement and annual shareholders meeting process, providing legal support to (implementing corporate restructurings, advising on credit/debt facilities, supporting executive compensation/equity administration), and assisting on a variety of other corporate transactions and projects. Primary responsibilities include: Responsible for all contracts, including actively drafting, assisting with negotiations, administration, process and execution. Provides legal advice and support for mergers and acquisitions transactions, including providing assistance in one or more of the following areas: planning and assisting in due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, and actively managing deal processes and execution; managing outside counsel. Provides legal support and advice in connection with debt and equity financing activities, including ongoing compliance with existing credit/debt facilities. Provides advice on securities laws, corporate governance and corporate/commercial law matters. Prepares securities filings (such as Section 16 filings and Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K), as well as the proxy statement and annual shareholder meeting materials. Assists in developing/maintaining policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, NASDAQ Regulations, SEC Regulations (e.g., Reg. FD and insider trading) and other regulations applicable to public companies. Asists with corporate governance and the corporate secretary function, including preparation of materials for Board of Directors and Committees. Provides legal support for the Company's international corporate operations. Provides legal support for stock plan administration activities, including international stock plan. Provides legal support for executive compensation and 401(k) plan matters. Preferred skills, education, and experience: J.D. from an ABA accredited and top tier law school and excellent academics. At least 5 years practicing Securities and Corporate Law with at least 3 years of experience at a nationally recognized law firm.· Corporate, securities and M&A experience required. International stock plan experience preferred but not required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Must have superior organizational skills and be able to manage numerous projects with absolute deadlines. Must be able to be effective in a fast paced environment. Must be able to work independently and exercise good judgment. Able to quickly establish credibility as an advisor, change agent, and business partner with internal clients as a participant at executive strategic sessions. Demonstrated leadership experience and experience managing attorneys and/or paraprofessionals. Excellent business judgment, ability to think strategically and give practical advice. If you are looking for a rewarding career in a growing organization, please submit your resume and salary history for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please reference job code SCC-LA on all correspondence.
*CONTRACT HUMAN RESOURCES ATTORNEY
Unnamed Company, San Diego
A large industrial gas company located in San Diego is currently seeking a 5-10 year Human Resources Attorney for a contract assignment. The ideal candidate must have in-house experience handling a variety of employment and human resource related issues. Must have current California experience. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to email@example.com.
*REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
BioMed Realty, San Diego
Under general supervision, compose initial drafts of and review and negotiate agreements, and conduct due diligence for property acquisitions. Requirements: J.D., plus active Bar Association Membership in California. One to three years’ experience drafting and negotiating leases, real estate purchase agreements, construction and design contracts, and debt financing documents. Experience conducting due diligence for property acquisitions (i.e., review of tenant leases, environmental reports, service agreements, title and survey). Experience with real estate investment trusts. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Ability to write business correspondence. Strong verbal and written communication, organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to set up, automate and track data and information. Ability to self-initiate activities, coordinate tasks, and manage and follow up on projects. Extreme attention to detail. Excellent people skills and the ability to build and maintain positive, supportive working relationships and maintain an approachable, friendly demeanor. Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with multiple deadlines, and to adapt readily to changing priorities. Ability to take direction from and work effectively with senior executives and staff members. Duties: Compose initial drafts of (and potentially negotiate, based on level of complexity and expertise) agreements such as letters of intent, leases, lease amendments, construction and design contracts, and debt financing documents. Review and negotiate agreements such as service agreements, consultants’ agreements, rights of entry, purchase orders and confidentiality agreements. Conduct due diligence for property acquisitions, including review of tenant leases, environmental reports, service agreements, title and survey. Review lease abstracts. Monitor compliance with REIT tax requirements. To Apply: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXGOO&siteid=CBSIMPLYHIRED&Job_DID=J8A4G46L3HWZ91NXN30
*IN HOUSE EEO COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, San Diego
Our client, the San Diego based division of a multi-national corporation, is seeking to hire an EMPLOYMENT COUNSEL with 4+ years of experience. Responsibilities are very varied and will include providing advise and counsel on a broad range of EEO issues including hiring, terminations, benefits, compensation, Title VII, ADA, ERISA, privacy, employment and separation agreements, emerging HR policies, assistance with internal investigations and monitoring outside counsel regarding EEO litigation. The successful candidate will have prior experience at either a large law firm or well known EEO boutique. Along with that, very strong academics and excellent oral and written communication skills are a must. Someone from California or with ties to the area is preferred for this opening but they are open to looking at others who have an interest in relocating to San Diego. For immediate consideration, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharp HealthCare, San Diego
Our legal team provides and coordinates legal, risk management and insurance services throughout Sharp HealthCare. Legal services include corporate, litigation, transactional, clinical, regulatory and labor management. Provide legal advice and services to management of Sharp HealthCare and its operating entities (acute-care hospitals, outpatient facilities, long-term care facility, hospice program, mental health and chemical dependency hospitals) on a wide variety of clinical and medical-legal matters. Ensure clinical staff is aware of and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, to improve the quality of care and services delivered to Sharp HealthCare’s patients.
Key Responsibilities: Provide legal advice to clinical and administrative management regarding a variety of issues (including informed consent, regulatory compliance, licensing, quality of care, peer review, HIPAA, EMTALA, clinical trials, medical records, and bio-ethical issues). Represent Sharp HealthCare on clinical and medical-legal events concerning employees and patients. In collaboration with management, develop proactive responses to patients, families and employees during the course of investigating potential compensable events and asserted legal actions. Interface with claims administration personnel and external legal counsel, as appropriate. Review clinical policies and procedures, and make recommendations as appropriate. Negotiate and draft contracts. Identify legal risks and develop proactive compliance and loss control techniques and recommendations, and communicate to clinical and medical staffs through written recommendations, legal opinions and in-service programs. Keep abreast of current laws and changes to the law and disseminate information as needed to management. Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Ability to effectively provide timely legal services in a wide variety of legal disciplines. Ability to independently analyze fact patterns and situations and counsel or provide sound legal advice in either written or oral form. Excellent written communication skills including the ability to write persuasively and concisely. Excellent oral communication skills including the ability to explain complex legal issues in a clear and understandable manner to non-lawyers. Working knowledge and experience in the following areas of law: general health care (including Title 22, Medicare Conditions of Participation, consent law, patient rights, compliance, privacy laws, professional licensing and responsibilities, medical staff), contracts, not-for-profit tax rules, fraud and abuse rules, corporate law (including governance). Ability to work with management at various levels to achieve a mutually satisfactory result. Knowledge of the Joint Commission , Title 22, other regulatory agencies and regulations that impact health care delivery in hospital and ambulatory care settings. Licensed to practice law in the State of California. Registered Nurse in California preferred. Experience: Minimum of five (5) years experience in health care law, preferably with acute care hospital provider. Physical Requirements: Ability to spend 8-10 hours sitting or standing at or near a desk and/or operating computer equipment and speaking on the telephone. Ability to work independently on routine matters and seek advice on more complex tasks. Ability to meet deadlines and tight schedules of others and to prioritize work on a continuing basis. Must be able to hear and speak clearly by telephone. Ability to use keys on a computer keyboard. Ability to travel both locally and nationally in a timely fashion, including multiple trips in a single day. To Apply: https://jobs.sharp.com/jobdetails.asp?apply=yes&job_number=43613&sourcename=Indeed
Skanska USA. Riverside
Reports to Skanska USA Civil’s General Counsel. Providing general legal support for the business unit’s western region operations. Legal support will include, contract drafting, contract negotiating, claims support, and litigation management. Requirements: 10 years of legal experience after graduating law school with at least 7 years of experience in private or corporate legal practice, with the emphasis in construction law, preferably related to heavy civil construction. Licensed in the State of California. Engineering degree desired. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, negotiation and legal reasoning skills. Ability to manage issues and workload independently with minimal supervision. Excellent business judgement and strategic thinking. Strong organizational skills and flexibility. To Apply: http://www.clickheretoapply.net?248501
Notes on Contract Work
Are you are interested in doing short-term work as an independent contractor, usually for litigation and due diligence projects, usually through an agency, and most often for law firms? We do not include these sorts of positions in this Job List, but if you are interested, there seems to be a constant demand and turn-over. So we would encourage you to contact directly our long-standing sponsor, who has extensive experience handling these sorts of placements:
402 West Broadway, Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101
And as a matter of full disclosure, another local company that advertises these sorts of positions is:
4520 Executive Drive, Suite 227
San Diego, California 92121-3020
858-453-0133 · Fax: 858-453-7508
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