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Deputy General Counsel

Boston, MA
Full Time
09-21-2020
Practice Areas: Leasing, Real Estate Job #: 200005XJ Exp.: 7+ Years Salary: $44,590 - $116,000 Yearly
Description:
DCAMM’S Mission
The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) is responsible for capital planning, project delivery, property management, and real estate services for the Commonwealth. We are stewards of the Commonwealth’s assets. We care for the people of our state and future of our planet.

Our job is to work with our state agencies to create and manage forward-thinking, sustainable buildings to meet the needs of our citizens. We are partners with our agencies to help them meet their strategic needs with fiscally responsible building and real estate solutions. We support the growth of our economy and actively engage with our private sector partners to make it easier to do business with the Commonwealth and improve access and opportunity.

Our agency oversees over $2 billion in capital programs and projects. We manage 5.5 million square feet of state buildings and assist agencies in the sound management of their properties. We are responsible for all real estate activities, including leasing, acquisition and disposition, managing over 100 transactions each year.

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
DCAMM is looking for an attorney to join DCAMM's Office of the General Counsel. This team member will provide the highest quality legal advice to the Division to enable it to efficiently perform its statutory functions. The Division is responsible for public planning and construction for the Commonwealth, acquisition and disposition of Commonwealth real property, and the certification of eligible contractors to perform work on public projects. Consequently, it is critical for the legal department to play an active role in developing and implementing the Division’s policies with respect to all real estate, construction, certification and associated actions.

The Deputy General Counsel will be expected to draft high-quality agreements, memoranda, reports, minutes, pleadings and other documents in connection with assignments. The Deputy General Counsel will work closely with members of the Division’s senior staff and make certain that all such actions of the Division are authorized by applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.

Deputy General Counsel will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date knowledge and insight of market values for commercial leases and associated issues. Deputy General Counsel will also be responsible for staying abreast of other rapidly evolving legal issues related to real estate transactions and the certification of contractors.

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide legal advice, engage in negotiations and draft documents associated with a high volume of real estate acquisition and disposition transactions, which include complex title and deed restriction matters, within the confines of statutory and legislative authority;
  • Provide legal advice and draft documents associated with the procurement, amendment and resolution of disputes regarding the lease of space for the use of user agencies within the Commonwealth;
  • Provide legal advice and draft documents, including guidelines, regulations, policy documents and administrative hearing responses/pleadings, regarding contractor compliance and certification issues;
  • Undertake legal research and prepare memoranda and other materials;
  • Assist the General Counsel in providing strategic and overall management for all DCAMM projects;
  • Perform such other duties as may be required to assist the General Counsel and/or other Deputy General Counsels.

Preferred Qualifications
  • This position requires a J.D. degree, Mass. Bar admission and excellent academic credentials
  • Applicant must have at least seven (7) years’ experience in leasing and/or real estate law
  • Thorough knowledge of complex leasing/real estate deals and negotiations
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices involving negotiations, settlements and consent decrees
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate the efforts of others under tight time constraints
  • Knowledge of state laws and regulations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Qualifications
Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in a particular specialty (i.e. scientific, professional, or technical) and must possess current license and/or registration requirements established for the performance of the position, of which (B) at least one (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

Substitutions:
  • A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.
  • A Graduate degree or higher in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.
  • A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.





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