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Assistant General Counsel, Southeast Region

Company: Suffolk
Location: Miami
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

About Suffolk
Suffolk is a national enterprise that builds, innovates, and invests. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment (Suffolk Technologies), and innovation research/development.
Suffolk - America's Contractor - is a national company with more than $5.0 billion in annual revenue, 2,600 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk manages some of the most complex, sophisticated projects in the country, serving clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, life sciences, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, government, mission critical and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #8 on ENR's list of "Top CM-at-Risk Contractors." For more information, visit -and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, -and Instagram.
The Role
Working in Florida, home of Suffolk's Southeast Region, the Associate General Counsel for the Southeast serves as a legal contact for Suffolk's Florida area operations. The Associate General Counsel reports to the Southeast Regional General Counsel and will be based out of Tampa or Miami area. This position works directly and daily with the Florida Regional General Counsel, the management team and operational staff.

  • Provides advice to management on contracts, claims and other legal matters.
  • Serves as a partner with management in the negotiation of business deals and assists with the negotiation of construction management agreements, subcontracts and other complex legal agreements.
  • Proactively works with project teams to properly administer contracts, identify risk and implement risk mitigation plans while empowering the business to succeed.
  • Monitors changes in applicable law and advises management regarding the implications of such changes.
  • Handles legal inquiries from within the company and issues sound and comprehensive legal advice to all internal clients and stakeholders.
  • Manages outside counsel, including budgets and strategy.
  • Conducts training on legal and compliance related topics, including but not limited to complicated construction contracts.
  • Drafts letters relating to contract administration and other issues for project teams to send to subcontractors, clients and other third parties.
  • Works closely with management to resolve claims with third parties.
  • Regularly visits project sites within the Southeast Region to collaborate with management and project teams and travels to other regional offices as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management, the Southeast regional General Counsel and the Corporate Executive Vice President/General Counsel.

    Approximately 5-7 years of extensive experience in the regular practice of complex construction law in a corporate legal department and/or a full-service law firm. -
    Attorneys without significant experience practicing complex construction law will not be considered.
    Licensing, certification, registrations:

    • Requires bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university and a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
    • Excellent academic credentials
    • Bar Admission in Florida or willing to secure same.

      Necessary Attributes:

      • Integrity to the core
      • Leads by example
      • Team player
      • Confident in complex and difficult situations/negotiations
      • Strong work ethic and independent self-starter
      • Able to work independently with minimum oversight
      • Use independent judgment and exhibit leadership techniques
      • Demonstrates close attention to detail and produces outstanding work product
      • Able to work effectively as part of a team with a positive and collaborative attitude
      • Reliable, self-motivated and well organized with the ability to juggle multiple priorities

        Working Conditions
        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.
        EEO Statement
        Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. - This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. - Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.

Keywords: Suffolk, Miami , Assistant General Counsel, Southeast Region, Legal , Miami, Florida

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