About Us: The D.H. Griffin Companies are a vertically-integrated demolition, environmental, infrastructure, and contracting group of companies with offices across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. We take pride in our work and expect the same from those who join our team. The D.H. Griffin Companies offer competitive pay and full benefits, including paid vacation and holidays, a 401k with company match, health and dental coverages, health care and flexible spending programs, and more. Pre-employment screening includes criminal background and MVR checks as well as drug screening.
Job Description: As Associate General Counsel, you will serve as a technical legal advisor supporting our leadership team and the Companies’ General Counsel. The successful candidate will assist with and help manage a wide variety of matters including real estate transactions, preparing and/or reviewing general contracts, subcontracts, and supplier agreements, assist with environmental, health and safety related legal matters, advise and assist human resources, coordinate litigation, perform closely-held business formation and governance matters, and manage general liability, auto, and workers’ compensation claims. Creatively and strategically supporting key business objectives and developing innovative solutions and systems in support of the Companies’ objectives, as well as anticipating and guarding against business and legal risks, is vital.
The ideal candidate will be a personable self-starter, with strong written and verbal communication skills, have extensive knowledge of real estate and construction law, and be able to successfully interact with a wide variety of internal team members and external clients, customers, and partners.
Develop and manage internal relationships
Review and respond to internal and external legal inquiries in a timely and respectful manner
Negotiate, draft, and review a wide range of agreements and contracts, including general, subcontract, and vendor agreements, real property purchase and sale agreements, employment contracts, consulting agreements, NDAs, etc.
Advise on environmental, health, and safety matters
Advise on employment and human resources matters
Advise on and assist with closely-held business formation and governance
Provide legal advice and act as an escalation point person to find solutions to manage a variety of issues
Provide support to the General Counsel and leadership team
Manage outside counsel and advise the General Counsel and the leadership team with respect to formal dispute resolution actions
Provide support on other matters requested by the General Counsel and the Companies’ leadership team members as needed.
Get rewarded for your achievements with a fair compensation package and advancement opportunities and appreciate a positive company culture. Learn more about our companies at www.DHGriffin.com.
JD degree with admission to at least one state bar
12+ years related experience
Must have legal experience in construction or commercial real estate
Knowledge and experience in employment law, business and corporate law, environmental, health & safety (EHS) and workers’ compensation a plus
Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, and the ability to work across functions
An entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to roll up your sleeves in a fast-paced environment necessary
Team focused with the ability to develop relationships and support our Companies’ missions
About D.H. Griffin
D.H. GRIFFIN COMPANIES
Demolition, Environmental, and Site Development Specialists.
Since our first project in 1959, we have grown to be one of the largest industrial contractors in the world, offering demolition, environmental, infrastructure, and other contracting services to the public and private business sectors around the world. D.H. Griffin Companies also offer heavy rigging, machinery installation, emergency response, disaster restoration, asbestos removal, asset recovery and recycling, used equipment sales and more.
Through experience, hard work and dedication, it is our 1,000-plus employees that set us apart in the industry. The DHG Companies have assembled a staff of experienced management and site personnel experienced and knowledgeable in their fields, many of which are skilled in multiple areas. This added knowledge and proficiency allows DHG to provide turnkey services that are seamless in execution, efficient and thus more economical.