Associate Attorney
KE Law Group
Jacksonville, FL US
Posted ago
KE Law Group

KE Law Group is seeking a full-time associate attorney position. We are looking for an energetic and motivated professional to join our team and serve the Jacksonville and NE Florida area where we have a large concentration of established clients. Attorney location can be anywhere within an hour's drive of Jacksonville. Our clients include many of the largest landowners, builders, and communities in the state of Florida. Our firm offers remote and hybrid work options to best serve our clients and attract top talent. We have offices in Tallahassee and the Tampa Bay area and are planning to open a Jacksonville office in the near future. The ideal candidate would have experience (or a keen interest) in working with public entities, including cities, counties, and/or special districts, and a demonstrated interest in local government law, real estate, policy, business, and public finance.

KE Law Group offers a collaborative work environment where associate attorneys are an essential part of our team of attorneys working directly with our clients. Our law firm provides a collegial, team-oriented, and flexible work environment where our number one focus is meeting the needs of our large and growing client base. Where you sit day to day is not important as long as you are in front of our clients for all required meetings and consultations which mostly happen at their venues. We handle a broad variety of challenging issues on current legal and policy issues which offer exciting opportunities for our attorney team. KE Law Group and the attorneys supervising this position are committed to advancing the careers of our attorneys and creating a steady flow of client opportunities. We are committed to mentoring and developing attorneys to advance within the firm and legal profession and provide the required training to maintain our high service levels in our areas of focus. We offer a generous and highly competitive compensation package, benefits, retirement, and tuition repayment assistance along with flexible work location. You will have the opportunity to learn from senior associates and litigation associates on legal issues and will provide legal counsel to existing clients. You’ll also be responsible for performing legal research, drafting documents, and keeping client files up to date. If you’ve got the experience, motivation, desire to grow, and credentials we're looking for, start your application today! Our compensation plan consists of the range listed below PLUS a revenue share.

Responsibilities

  • Draft transactional documents necessary for client operation, including correspondence, contracts, memorandums of understanding, sale agreements, financing documents, procurement packages, construction documents, and associated work
  • Collaborate with clients and project team to accomplish goals set by the Board of Supervisors
  • Attend court hearings, perform legal research, and work with other attorneys to provide legal advice, counsel, and mentoring
  • Review client issues on legal matters, analyze available options, and diligently work to determine the best course of action
  • Provide policy counsel and representation on a wide range of issues facing local governments
  • Attend public client meetings on a frequent basis in the state of Florida and provide legal advice/counsel at same

Qualifications

  • Exceptional communication skills and problem-solving skills needed in order to work with all levels of staff and our clients
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree required from an accredited law school
  • Successful completion and passing of the Florida bar exam
  • Ability to work with senior attorneys to best serve client needs and grow our client base
  • High academic marks and strong policy/business acumen a must
  • Must be a Florida Bar Member in good standing
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Transactional experience is strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in litigation, construction, and public finance is valued
  • Land use, construction law, real estate, and public contracting experience are useful

Compensation
$90,000 - $130,000 yearly
About KE Law Group

KE Law Group is a boutique specialty firm with big law credentials and without the attitude. The firm is focused on representing special districts, including community development districts, stewardship districts and other large scale improvement districts, throughout all stages of development and ongoing operations across the state of Florida. We are building a more efficient and effective way to deliver legal services providing a more responsive, high quality offering for our clients by removing much of the bureaucracy and resulting overhead from the practice of law – and hiring and retaining talent who put a client-first mentality to work each and every day. We offer a flexible work style, remote, hybrid, or office based if needed. We have offices in Tallahassee, providing us easy access to the wheels of state government, an expanding office in the Tampa area providing proximity to many of our central and south Florida clients, and we’re opening an office in Jacksonville in 2022.

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