Senior Counsel – Albany

  • Full Time
  • Albany

NYS Empire State Development - New York State

The minimum qualifications required for this vacancy. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS:
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, large scale project management. 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, including exposure to large-scale development projects.
Knowledge of construction and zoning laws regulation desirable

The duties that the incumbent of the vacancy will be expected to perform. Duties Description BASIC FUNCTION:
Responsible for providing legal assistance to the corporation on general corporate matters with a minimum of direct supervision.

WORK PERFORMED:
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.
Supervises Assistant Counsels on general corporate and other legal matters.
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.

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