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Corporate Counsel

Posted Nov 18
Full Time
St Paul, Minnesota

The purpose of your role as a Corporate Counsel

As a Corporate Counsel, you will play an integral role in supporting the Company’s operations and success by providing sound legal advice, exercising problem solving skills, and building trusted relationships with key business clients. Have responsibility for a multitude of legal management functions for the Company, with an emphasis on commercial construction contract review and risk management. Develop short and long-term strategies impacting Harris’ legal function. Provide legal advice and counsel and manage outside counsel relationships and accounts. Work with our executive team to ensure that the company is always in compliance with industry business process laws. Oversee legal issues for special assignments/situations as assigned.

Business, Construction, Contract, Operations And Legal Counsel

  • Serve as a critical partner with business unit leadership in the negotiation of contracts, subcontracts, contract dispute resolution, change order negotiations and other legal agreements.
    • Draft agreements that minimize risk and maximize legal rights
    • Conduct risk analysis related to contract provisions
  • Provide proactive, timely, high-quality analysis and pragmatic advice on legal, contract and business issues.
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
  • Provide legal advice and counsel and manage outside counsel representing the organization in legal proceedings.
  • Collaborate with other members of the management team to align departmental strategy or direction with the overall goals of the organization.
  • Provide legal guidance to support compliance initiatives across the Company.
  • Draft and conduct internal legal training
  • Provide legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and risks of the company
  • Manage outside counsel, including with transactions and litigation matters
  • Partner with General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel on internal governance policies
  • Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
  • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Drafts letters relating to contract administration and other issues for project teams to send to subcontractors, clients and other third parties

Build And Maintain Key Relationships

  • Build effective working relationships, influence, negotiate, and drive organizational engagement with ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to the changing needs of the organization and work closely with key strategic alliance partner(s) for projects that are being jointly developed
  • Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
  • Regularly visit construction sites to collaborate with project teams, resolve legal issues and mitigate risk

Keep Abreast Of Legislative Changes

  • Monitor changes in applicable law and advise executive leadership regarding the implications of such changes
  • Ensure organizational operations and practices are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations at all times and recommends changes to organizational policies or procedures with the goal of minimizing risk.
  • Monitor and review updates in the law, driving necessary changes within the organization for compliance and risk mitigation.

What We're Looking For In You

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school required
  • Current license in good standing to practice law, admitted to Minnesota State Bar
    • If licensed elsewhere, must obtain Minnesota State license within 12 months.
  • 5+ years of proven expertise in construction law is critical
    • Additional experience in corporate law, compliance and mergers and acquisitions is preferred.
  • 5+ years of proven track record of consistently and positively relating to people at all levels in an organization and maximizing external relationships.
  • 5+ years of experience in advising and an interacting with senior executive leaders, including those with strong or diverse personalities or approaches.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction law and contracts
  • Experience in managing claims and dispute resolution, including contract and change order disputes, mediations, arbitrations, and lawsuits

Your life at Harris

As one of the country's leading mechanical contractors, Harris offers you the best of both worlds: the stability, resources and opportunities of a national company, and the team culture, creative spirit and customer loyalty of a local business. If you thrive on variety and new challenges, we want to meet you!

From stadiums to manufacturing facilities, power plants to hospitals, concert halls to classrooms, we handle projects of all sizes and complexity from multiple regional locations across the country.

Harris Benefits + Compensation

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Vacation time, sick time, and paid holidays
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Short-Term Incentive Plan

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Pay Range: $129,292 - $193,938 per year

The actual salary offer will vary by candidate based on a wide range of factors such as specific skills, qualifications, experience, and location.