Pacific Retirement Services

  • Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Attorney

    Job Location US-OR-Medford
    Job ID
    2018-5134
    Category
    Human Resources/Legal
    Location/Org Data : Name
    PRS Management Inc
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the General Counsel, incumbent serves as the Assistant General Counsel. Responsible for corporate relations on legal matters and government relations.  Serves as an attorney for the corporation and its subsidiaries. Has responsibility for all legal services and also serves the corporation in matters as assigned by the General Counsel.  Performs other related business and legal matters as may be requested by the CEO.

     

    About PRS:

    At our core, Pacific Retirement Services develops, builds, and operates communities filled with friendly neighbors, interesting activities, inspiring conversations, delicious food, and plenty of laughter. We also share our experience and knowledge with other retirement communities who seek our management services, helping them achieve excellence and financial stability. All of this is backed by our Health Center teams whose’ services range from skilled nursing, assisted living, and home care. Our central office is based in Medford, Oregon where we have over 100 employees providing shared services (accounting, sales, marketing, IT, human resources, etc) to our communities. Currently we own/operate 10 CCRCs in 6 states.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Advises corporate officers and employees on complex legal matters including transaction of business, product liability, corporate acquisitions, internal affairs, public relations, media presentation, corporate relations and other corporate matters.
    • Performs a wide range of legal administrative and management functions as directed by the General Counsel, provides specific complex expertise in administrative law, regulatory compliance, environmental safety, health care, employment, and land-use law.
    • Interprets laws, rulings and regulations and advises the Corporation and its subsidiaries.
    • Acts as agent for the Corporation and its subsidiaries in various transactions. Represents the Corporation and its subsidiaries in litigation, hearings and other legal proceedings.
    • Maintains a professional and constructive relationship between the corporation and governmental agencies and officials to preserve and improve the governmental environment in which the Corporation operates.
    • Develops presents and participates in training of supervisors, employees and others in the Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates, to reorganize and avoid potential legal problems in a wide range of areas, as well as providing such duties on an individual basis.
    • Establishes and maintains the structure and legal existence of a wide range of policies and records of the Corporation and its subsidiaries, including investigations, studies, monitoring, risk management, products liability, hazard communications, material safety, regulatory compliance, human resources, property tax, safety, employment opportunity, administrative charges and complaints, public relations, media management, tax overpayment and recovery, land-use, recoverable costs, enforcement, collections, purchasing, credit policy, capital improvements and other corporate matters.
    • Assures that the Corporation and its subsidiaries are adequately defended against actual and threatened litigation.
    • Drafts and/or approves legal documents and contracts, assuring that they are legally sufficient, complete, well-written and understandable, in order to promote efficient and economical operation and to avoid unnecessary conflict. Reviews and/or drafts new or modified contracts, policies and other legal documents as necessary.
    • Selects attorneys to litigate on behalf of the Corporation and supports, and in certain cases, manage the litigation.
    • Develops, reviews and approves proposals, projects, and legal or consultant work tasks needed by the Corporation. Establishes budget amounts for legal or consultant proposal and monitors billings and invoices to ensure compliance with billing and work performance.

    Qualifications

     

    • This position requires a law degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a license to practice law in Oregon. 
    • For persons admitted to practice law in other jurisdictions, admission to practice law in Oregon as House Counsel pursuant to Oregon Supreme Court Rule 16.05 is satisfactory.
    • A broad range of legal and management experience and familiarity with the senior housing industry is required.
    • Prior experience as in-house counsel in a related field is preferred but not required. 

     

    Benefits:

    • Vacation pay
    • Sick time
    • Medical, dental, vision – 100% of employee monthly premiums are paid 
    • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
    • Profit Sharing Plan
    • Paid Life Insurance and short/long term disability
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Secured Parking
    • Great Company Culture

     

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