The Port is Hiring: Associate Counsel

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Associate Counsel

FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Vice President and General Counsel

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None

DATE OF LAST REVISION: October 2021

OVERVIEW:

The Associate Counsel provides legal counsel, analysis, and research on a wide variety of complex legal matters with a primary focus on transactional real estate, including contracts, compliance, land bank activities, and legislative matters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Primary responsibility for the drafting of contracts and other agreements to implement the tools of the Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation (“HCLRC”)
  2. Advise on HCLRC policies, procedures, and workflow to ensure organizational success
  3. Conduct legal research and monitor legislation to inform land bank activities and internal policies
  4. Develop and implement a system to monitor post-sale compliance items
  5. Coordinate with the Hamilton County Auditor’s, Prosecutor’s, Clerk of Courts’ and Treasurer’s office
  6. Identify potential properties for acquisition and execute disposition strategies
  7. Oversee and coordinate with outside counsel, as necessary
  8. Manage relationships with title companies and surveyors
  9. Support general counsel on a range of legal issues, including corporate governance, public records, insurance, employment matters, etc.

MINIMUM EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Experience and Education

  1. Current member in good standing in the Ohio State Bar
  2. Minimum 2 years transactional real estate experience preferred
  3. Working knowledge of applicable state and federal law
  4. Creative and energetic self-starter who will be able to manage and negotiate favorable transactions with individuals, investors, developers, communities, and financial institutions
  5. A high level of professionalism and discretion with sensitive information
  6. The ability to write and communicate concisely and accurately
  7. A love for Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and a desire to work with people to improve the communities where they live. The successful candidate should be comfortable interacting with people from diverse socioeconomic and racial backgrounds.
  8. Experience with online legal research tools
  9. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

Other Prerequisites

  1. Ability to operate all applicable office equipment
  2. Satisfactory results on pre-employment written and oral testing, as administered by appropriate practitioners at the Port’s direction
  3. Satisfactory results on background investigations
  4. Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position outlined herein without creating a direct or indirect threat to the safety of oneself or others

Interested applicants, please send cover letters and resumes to:

 

Tiffany Laird

tlaird@cincinnatiport.org