Legal Counsel (for a Construction Company)
Alpha Mead Group
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
2d ago

Job Description

  • Review, modify, and create construction contracts, government contracts, and contractor agreements that protect from potential general liability and payment protection issues
  • Prepare and manage all legal documents such as correspondence, motions, pleadings, briefs, and claims, Litigation & Non-Litigation matters pertaining to properties, consumer disputes, labour disputes, etc.,
  • Provide legal advice and support in drafting commercial agreements, MOUs, POAs, Conveyance deeds, Indemnity Bonds, SLAs, etc.
  • Understand commercial conditions in tender documents, analyze risks of the conditions, propose revised conditions and discuss with tender managers to minimize such risks.
  • Draft and negotiate real estate transactions.
  • Resolve construction claims and disputes regarding contracts, construction defects, torts, payments, bond claims, and liens to avoid litigation and arbitration where possible
  • Mediate, negotiate, arbitrate, litigate, and argue motions on behalf of clients during legal proceedings in court
  • Check contract conditions and prepare necessary documents in time for execution.
  • Draft routine leases and amendments
  • Serve as liaison for all regulatory bodies as well as maintain relationships with relevant legal bodies and trade associations.
  • Support legal and general advisory needs associated with a large-scale real estate portfolio.
  • Ensure legal due diligence during land / property acquisition in particular; Title investigation & Local legislation.
  • Draft and ensure standardization (to the extent possible) of legal documents such as title transfer deeds, Agreement of sale, Offer letters, Conveyance documents, Lease Deeds, License Agreements, etc.
  • Oversee contract lifecycle management preparation, drafting, vetting and negotiation of agreement
  • Monitoring and filing completed contracts and other corporate documents
  • Liaising with external counsel and follow-up on pending litigations
  • Carrying out of duties, as assigned by Head of Legal Services
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in law
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as in-house counsel or legal practitioner in a law firm.
  • Specialty in construction law is strongly preferred but not required
  • Current knowledge of the construction industry including labor law, contracts, processes, methods, building codes, and safety regulations is required
  • Real Estate experience is a critical requirement, particularly in interfacing with lands and other regulatory bodies for the Development Company projects
  • Experience in construction litigations, including mediation or arbitration
  • Good understanding of foreclosure.
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
  • Natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Strong writing skills, decision-making, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and communication skills are necessary
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Additional Information

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
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