The Port is Hiring: Real Estate Counsel

Position Description:

  • POSITION TITLE: Real Estate Counsel
  • IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Vice President and General Counsel

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Real Estate Counsel provides legal counsel, analysis, and research on a wide variety of complex legal matters with a primary focus on real estate, including industrial and commercial transactions and agreements, compliance, legislative matters, and environmental issues.  This position’s responsibilities are:

  1. Provide legal counsel to The Port and its managed entities on industrial, commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate transactions and related matters.
  2. Support industrial and commercial teams in acquiring, disposing of, and managing real estate, including drafting and negotiating LOIs, purchase agreements, leases, easements, and other real estate documents.
  3. Lead title and survey due diligence on industrial, commercial, and public project acquisitions, and support business leads in other due diligence as requested.
  4. Develop post-closing compliance policies to ensure contractual development requirements are satisfied.
  5. Support general counsel on a range of legal issues, including corporate governance, capital funding, public records, insurance, employment matters, etc.
  6. Contribute to creation of and compliance with new policies and procedures as needed.

Minimum Employment Requirements:

Experience & Education:

  1. Current member in good standing in the Ohio State Bar preferred.
  2. 5-10 years experience in real estate law, with significant transactional experience.
  3. Working knowledge of state and federal law.
  4. Exposure to and/or familiarity with property/real estate finance structures.
  5. Creative, energetic, self-starter who can negotiate favorable transactions with developers, individuals, communities, financial institutions, and government partners.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts – public officials, outside attorneys, regulator boards/agencies, etc.
  7. Experience working on matters of corporate governance.
  8. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  9. A strong desire to promote job creation, homeownership, and equitable development throughout Hamilton County.

Other Prerequisites:

  1. Ability to tour The Port’s project sites and attend out-of-office meetings.
  2. Satisfactory results on background investigations.
  3. 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,