Counsel (Assistant, Associate, or Senior based on experience) - #495351

Empire State Development, NYS


Date: 10/14/2021 15:00 PM

City: Albany, New York

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS:

Assistant Counsel:

Education level required: J. D. or LLB from accredited law school; admission to New York State Bar


Relevant experience required: Minimum of 2-3 years of post-admission legal experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development, corporate, real estate, contract law, litigation. Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically and provide business-practical legal advice a strong plus. Ideal candidate will have relevant in-house or public sector experience.



Associate Counsel:

Education level required: J. D. or LLB from accredited law school; admission to New York State Bar


Relevant experience required: Minimum of 5 years of post-admission legal experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development, corporate, real estate, contract law, litigation. Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically and provide business-practical legal advice a strong plus. Ideal candidate will have relevant in-house or public sector experience.



Senior Counsel:


Education level required: J. D. or LLB from accredited law school; admission to New York State Bar


Relevant experience required: Minimum of 8 years of post-admission legal experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development, corporate, real estate, contract law, litigation. Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically and provide business-practical legal advice a strong plus. Ideal candidate will have relevant in-house or public sector experience



Duties DescriptionBASIC FUNCTION:


Responsible for providing legal assistance to the corporation on general corporate matters with a minimum of direct supervision.



WORK PERFORMED:



? Act as Records Access Officer for the Corporation, including receipt and response to all FOIL requests and communications with requesting individuals and entities.

? Perform research and prepare advice regarding FOIL and related matters


? Depending on the Corporation’s needs, may also perform the following tasks:

  • Drafts and negotiates all legal documents necessary for ESD and Department of Economic Development (DED) programs.
  • Represents ESD on all aspects of various general corporate matters including economic development projects, bond financings, environmental issues and litigation.
  • Provides counsel and advice to various ESD and DED departments.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with UDC Act, economic development laws and all UDC legislation and related laws and regulations.
  • Performs administrative and miscellaneous tasks assigned by the Senior Vice President/Legal.
  • Supervises outside counsel and consultants for ESD.
  • Drafts legislation and regulations and provides advice to ESD with respect to proposed legislation that might affect ESD.
  • Represents ESD at Public Hearings.
  • Initiates solutions to legal problems.


Additional Comments

Position expected to work onsite and/or remote consistent with NYS and ESD guidelines and needs.

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