Legal Counsel

Employer
Erickson Living
Location
Catonsville, MD
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Erickson Living is uniquely positioned to expand its' market position as the leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities in the US. Erickson Living takes pride in creating senior living communities designed to meet the needs of a growing and diverse senior population. As it grows, Erickson Living will continue to build upon its mission to help people live better lives. This growth requires a strong human talent pipeline in critical roles. To that end, Erickson Living is currently searching a Legal Counsel to support the Associate General Counsel, General Counsel and others in specific functional areas concerning the legal affairs of the Company and supported companies. The position requires independent support of the director level staff at the communities and the more senior level members of the corporate staff. The Counsel Job Duties and Responsibilities Include: As assigned, manage independently within the legal policy guidelines, the legal issues arising from a functional activity of the company or for a community. Examples of these types of areas of responsibility which may arise are as follows:Provide legal support for the acquisition and development of a new community, including by way of example, the acquisition agreement and the structuring documents for the community and providers and development contracts.Support the IT and Procurement Departments in the review of contracts. Review and draft services contracts, professional services agreements, renovation contracts and subleases for operating communities.Provide comprehensive legal advice to a community. Provide legal research and advice concerning state law for CCRC regulatory requirements, submit required regulatory filings, and draft resident documents in compliance with these requirements. Act as the direct liaison with outside counsel on a matter of pending litigation or threatened litigation to manage the cost of such litigation and to provide for the best possible chance to procure a positive result in such a matter.Skillfully manages multiple priorities and projects to meet deadlines and achieve client satisfaction.Negotiate key legal provisions in contracts with vendorsDetermine appropriate legal risk to be taken to assist clients with business decisionsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Graduate of an accredited law school is required.Minimum of 3 years' of experience after law school graduation is required.Admission into the Maryland State Bar is required. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:Admission into the Maryland State Bar