The City of Chicago Law Department is Seeking Attorney for Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Real Estate Division

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in the RE Division to represent the City in transactional matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel of the RE Division, and will be given a high level of responsibility for handling transactional matters, including: drafting ordinances, redevelopment agreements, purchase and sale agreements, intergovernmental agreements, leases, easement agreements, rights of entry, and other transactional documents; investigating ownership and title matters; reviewing environmental reports and appraisals; preparing ancillary closing documents; advising City departments on zoning, landmarks and procedural matters relating to the sale and development of land, and City requirements applicable thereto, including MBE/WBE and City resident hiring, prevailing wage requirements, executive orders and other generally applicable municipal laws.


Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705) on or before May 2010; a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a licensed, practicing attorney.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Superior drafting, writing, research and editing skills; the ability to counsel clients on how to take transactions from the idea stage, through the term sheet and ordinance stage, to closing, and through project close-out; organizational skills; the ability to work well with others; demonstrated leadership and initiative on assigned tasks; and demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, monitor and control workflow deadlines.

Your application materials must be submitted in person or postmarked on or before July 3, 2012; late submissions shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

Please note that the online application submission deadline is June 28, 2012 and the required hard copy materials submission deadline is July 3, 2012.

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