Staff Attorney

Clifton, NJ
Full Time
Practice Areas: NA
Tilson’s legal team’s job is to mitigate risk while maintaining the operational velocity that is core to Tilson’s culture and its success.  We do this by exercising good judgment backed by legal knowledge and using a variety of tools from the mundane (checklists, playbooks) to the high tech (specialized software and workflows) to ensure our work is both efficient and thorough. When needed, we step in to serve our clients directly as consultants and advisors and meet project goals.

This list of responsibilities reflects Tilson’s anticipated legal needs in the near term but given the pace of Tilson’s growth and technological change in the industries Tilson serves, it is almost certain to be change with the industry.

We expect that the Staff Attorney will report to and work in close collaboration with the Division Counsel in the following areas:
  • Negotiate right-of-way use and franchise agreements to place Tilson and customer-owned infrastructure in the public ROW in jurisdictions throughout the United States.
  • Negotiate pole attachment and master lease agreements with attachers and structure owners.
  • Conduct diligence on underlying entitlement documents when acquiring assets (poles).
  • Represent Tilson and clients at meetings with municipal, county and state government officials.
  • Negotiate leases, easements and licenses with landowners.
  • Obtain required permits and entitlements for communications infrastructure.
  • Identify opportunities for operational efficiencies and develop and implement solutions.
  • Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of relevant state and federal law.

  • Commitment to professionalism and excellence
  • Experience in:
    • Working on municipal land use issues including siting facilities in the public ROW
    • Wireless and utility infrastructure permitting
    • Working with local governments
    • Establishing technology driven workflow processes
    • FCC regulations
    • State and federal telecommunications and utility law
  • Law degree
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously through to completion
  • Skilled at developing strategic solutions to complex issues
  • Ability to work independently and/or remotely with limited supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with time management, and ability to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively or independently
  • Must practice good judgment and take ownership in safety culture
  • Valid driver’s license

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