Appointment Type: Staff - Career
Personnel Program: MSP
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Percentage of Time: 100
Organizational Area: Office of General Counsel
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Commensurate with experience
The University of California's Office of the General Counsel provides legal services advise to the Office of the President and other senior University of California administrators over a broad range of legal matters affecting the University's real property interests throughout the University's ten campuses, five medical centers, and additional University owned or managed properties. The incumbent uses their substantial real estate, housing, and development experience, including drafting and negotiating complex leases, purchase and sales agreements, and development agreements, and has experience with public private partnerships as real estate delivery methods.
The incumbent has sufficient understanding of the laws, including tax laws, that govern transactions for major commercial, mixed-use and residential projects, acquisitions, sales, leases, licenses, and financing, as well as significant experience in drafting and negotiating related real estate documents. A working knowledge of municipal finance transactions, particularly with respect to higher education municipal bond financing, as well as some experience with other forms of debt and hedging instruments is desirable.
Experience with student housing, incubator or other research related projects, and campus infrastructure projects is highly preferred as well as experience with condominiums and vertical subdivisions, the Stull Act, property tax issues, anti-kickback and Stark compliance in medical leasing, investment property management, lease-leaseback developments, donor developments, financing trust structures and ground leases is also highly preferred.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel
Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.
Review of applications begins 09/01/2017.
Special Instructions/Additional Information
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This position maps to payroll job title Counsel 4, Payroll job title 0201; MSP grade 28.
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Quicklink for Posting: jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60614
Duties Function (%)
- Reviews, drafts and advises on a broad range of corporate transactions including real estate, housing, and development, drafting and negotiating complex leases, purchase and sales agreements, and development agreements.
- Coordinates with individual UC campuses on matters such as student housing, incubator or other research related projects, and campus infrastructure projects as well as condominiums and vertical subdivisions, investment property management, lease-leaseback developments, donor developments, financing trust structures and ground leases
- Establishes effective relationships with key internal and external constituencies.
- Recognizes strategic needs of organization and proactively builds relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
- Serves as a trusted strategic partner with University business units, providing practical advice and alternative solutions to business issues.
- Establishes legal and compliance policies and procedures that meet applicable regulatory requirements, such as the Stull Act, property tax issues, anti-kickback and Stark compliance in medical leasing, and tests the operative effectiveness of those policies and procedures and conducts training as needed.
- Advises and renders opinions to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel and other senior leaders with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy.
- Advises officers and senior managers of corporate legal responsibilities.
- Works with colleagues at the Office of the President or campus/medical center locations to develop and modify practices and procedures to conform with changing legal requirements.
- Plans and assists in due diligence; actively manages deal processes and execution; and manages participating outside counsel.
- Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.
- Provides legal counsel for complex transaction including drafting and negotiating complex leases, purchase and sales agreements, and development agreements.
- Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies. Provides clear expectations and mentors legal support staff to establish strong commitment to teamwork and to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.
- Manages, supervises, or supports paralegal and legal support staff.
- Ensures accurate record keeping in compliance with OGC data quality protocols.
- Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.
- Client Services 90
- Practices OGC's established Values for Principles of Community: collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team.
- Supports OGC's commitment to diversity efforts - ensures equal opportunity in recruitment process by ensuring diverse representation on search committees and outreach efforts.
- Promotes equity in advancements and encourages participation in career advising or mentoring programs.
- Other 10
- Must possess a J.D. from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the California Bar.
- Minimum of eight years relevant in-house experience or recognized law firm with corporate transactional and real estate experience; must have proven transactional experience.
- Significant experience with legal aspects of substantial real estate, housing, and development experience, including drafting and negotiating complex leases, purchase and sales agreements, and development agreements.
- Strong understanding of condominiums and vertical subdivisions, the Stull Act, property tax issues, anti-kickback and Stark compliance in medical leasing, investment property management, lease-leaseback developments, donor developments, financing trust structures and ground leases.
- In depth abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.
- Proven team player skills with a positive attitude and advanced interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
- A trusted partner with senior management and a diverse spectrum of clients.
- In-depth understanding of highly complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications in specialty area, even when ambiguous or hidden. Proven ability to identify, explain and balance business and legal risks.
- Excellent judgment, as well as drafting, negotiating, written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
- Proven skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
- Proven ability to understand the business needs of the client and environment to facilitate creative and strategic solutions is a critical skill for this position.
- Advanced research skills; ability to readily identify critical legislative changes in area of specialty.
- In-depth and proven decision making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
- Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
- Advanced skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.
- Demonstrated interest in learning new legal disciplines, and the legal and business talent to deploy new knowledge areas with accuracy and efficiency.
- Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to the area of specialty.
- Strong coaching and leadership skills to provide clear expectations, guidance and performance to legal support staff.
- Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
- Litigation experience in real estate or construction.
- A working knowledge of municipal finance transactions, particularly with respect to higher education municipal bond financings, as well as some experience with other forms of debt and hedging instruments is very desirable.
- Previous experience in UC or other University in-house legal counsel.
- Previous experience in private law firm; experience as counsel to public agency; and/or experience with regulatory, administrative or policy-making bodies.