EMPLOYMENT IN OGC

Transactional Paralegal

The University of Minnesota’s Office of the General Counsel is seeking a paralegal who has commercial transactional experience.  Depending on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications, the hire will be for a Paralegal or Senior Paralegal.  The successful candidate must possess each of the following: two or more years’ experience as a paralegal and AA degree or certification from an ABA-approved institution or the Minnesota Paralegal Association.

Desired qualifications include experience in commercial real estate transactions; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong attention to detail; outstanding analytical and interpersonal skills and cross cultural competencies; highest level of integrity and professionalism; an ability to independently manage and prioritize work; having worked collegially and professionally in a diverse environment; and, computer and word processing expertise.

Under the general direction of the Director of the Transactional Law Services Group (and under the supervision of one or more attorneys in OGC) the successful candidate will draft and review agreements for a wide range of commercial transactions, including real estate purchase, lease, and license agreements and related amendments; draft and review sponsorship agreements, liability releases, and construction bond forms; maintain and update form contracts in the OGC’s standard contracts library; respond to and make client inquiries; research legal and factual questions and draft research memos; and, perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel, the Director or an attorney in OGC.

The University provides an excellent benefits package, including a variety of tax-deferred savings and retirement programs. 

For more information and to apply online, go to:  employment.umn.edu (enter Job Opening ID #315978). 

Assistant/Associate General Counsel

The University of Minnesota’s Office of the General Counsel is seeking a lawyer to advise and represent academic departments and business units in commercial transactions, including contracts involving the University’s purchase, sale, lease or license of goods or services, and in asserting and resolving related disputes.  The transactional lawyers in the office generally advise the University on an array of business matters, spanning diverse areas of law, such as intellectual property, international regulations, health law and academic grants and research.  The successful candidate should be equipped and open to handling various transactional matters as the attorney’s career develops.  Depending on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications, the hire will be for an assistant or an associate general counsel.  The required qualifications include a Juris Doctorate granted by an ABA accredited law school; admission to and good standing in the State Bar of Minnesota or eligible for prompt admission; and five or more years’ experience advising clients on commercial transactions.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University provides an excellent benefits package, including a variety of tax-deferred savings and retirement programs.  Online applications only.

For more information and to apply online, go to:   employment.umn.edu (enter Job Opening ID# 315157)

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