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Senior Counsel

Veev

Veev

Software Engineering, Legal
Hayward, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Veev is leading the way in the transformation of the construction industry with an innovative approach to modular home construction. Veev’s prefabricated closed panel systems allow homes to be assembled efficiently on site while delivering both a more sustainable and higher quality final product than traditional construction. As a new subsidiary of Lennar, Veev is leveraging the strength and scale of its parent company while maintaining the speed and disruptive approach from its roots as a Silicon Valley based startup. Veev has developed a vertically integrated approach that involves multi-disciplinary collaboration across real estate, design, development, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

The Role

As a Senior Counsel, the role involves providing comprehensive legal advice and risk assessments on various matters related to contracts and real estate/construction law. This includes advising business partners on legal, contractual, and risk issues pertinent to their responsibilities. Veev’s Construction Attorney will analyze and summarize legal documents, complex business transactions, and contracts to anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems within assigned Business Units.

Key responsibilities include conducting and compiling research, maintaining organized legal due diligence documents, and reviewing owner contracts to support Business Unit leaders during the bidding and negotiation processes. Veev’s Senior Counsel will review routine project-related agreements, analyze change orders and waivers/releases for legal risks, and partner with lead counsel to manage and resolve contested matters.

Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice and risk assessments across a broad range of legal matters related to contracts/real estate/construction law.
  • Advise business partners on legal, contractual and risk matters impacting their areas of responsibility.
  • Analyze and summarize legal documents and complex business transactions and contracts.
  • Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems involving the assigned Business Units.
  • Conduct and compile research, maintain/update organized legal due diligence documents.
  • Review owner contracts and support Business Unit leaders in the bidding/negotiation process.
  • Review routine project-related agreements (e.g. BIM releases, crane swing agreements, title company deliverables, lender consents.).
  • Analyze change orders and waivers/releases prepared by others for legal risks.
  • Partner with lead counsel in the management and resolution of contested matters.
  • Manage litigation and corporate disclosures for RFP responses.
  • Partner with the Corporate Secretary regarding authorizing resolutions to accompany bids.
  • Maintain and utilize best practices with respect to contract terms.
  • Deliver legal training to the Business Units on a variety of legal topics, including project specific requirements and ethics/compliance.
  • Develop and provide input to capture market trends and continuously improve processes.
  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • JD Degree with a valid law license.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with an emphasis on construction law, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Experience negotiating common forms of real estate/construction agreements.
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion with ability to identify problems and initiate corrective action.
  • Self-starter, with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deliver high quality work on tight deadlines.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and applicable legislation affecting the operations.
  • Adaptable and flexible to operate with minimal direction and little or no supervision while working in a complex and changing environment.
  • Proven written and verbal communication abilities with emphasis on problem solving and negotiation, with ability to explain complex legal concepts to employees and staff at all levels.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite, and various legal case management systems.
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret contracts and insurance documents.
  • Ability to travel as needed to job sites.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Compensation

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on skills, education, experience, and location is $160,000 - $190,000 annually for Hayward, CA and surrounding areas.

Benefits Highlights

  • Paid vacations, sick, and holidays
  • Life insurance
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts
  • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance

We are committed to bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and be their authentic self, feel a sense of community, and do great work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.