Reports to Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate.
Located in Columbus Ohio.
Provides legal advice to clients on complex real estate matters.
Combines knowledge of one or more legal specialties with sound business acumen, and knowledge of business goals and objectives.
Has significant experience and subject-matter expertise. Will typically have at least 6 years of experience.
Resolves legal issues and provides proactive, business-savvy legal advice and counsel to internal client groups.
Manages complex business transaction and litigation matters.
Retains and manages outside counsel on various matters.
Anticipates internal/external business and regulatory issues and provides applicable legal advice.
Reviews and revises legal documents, including easements, leases, and other real estate acquisition and disposition documents
Negotiates with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes.
Assists in training clients on legal issues.
Practice Area Specific Responsibilities:
Negotiate and draft Rights-of-Way acquisitions, dispositions, and condemnations
Negotiate, draft and manage outside counsel in connection with purchases and sales of real estate and real estate litigation matters, including condemnation proceedings
Resolve potential encroachment matters
Provide legal support in connection with oil gas storage field
Provide advice to business units regarding legal interpretation of real estate instruments and title in connection with the Companys rights and obligations
Provide support in connection with real property matters associated with construction, abandonment and removal of electric and gas facilities
Negotiate and provide counsel in connection with office leases, ground leases and other real estate rights associated with the Companys facilities.
Experience in the utility industry or other regulated industry is strongly preferred.
Experience with independent case handling responsibility
Ability to balance the legal issues of a project with the goals of the business through the demonstration of strong, pragmatic business acumen and the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice.
Strong, logical legal mind with the ability to apply abstract concepts of law to make timely, well-reasoned and appropriate decisions to solve problems.
Excellent negotiation and mediation skills.
Strong advocacy skills.
Skilled at managing multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.
Ability to function autonomously, yet understands necessity of advising management of work progress and any unusual situations.
Ability to work independently and efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Adaptable to changing environments.
Exercise of sound judgment.
Strong leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.
Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics.
Commitment to diversity and a respect for others.
Overtime and some travel are required.
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Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.