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WHAT ARE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION?
•Provides legal advice to appropriate representatives of the State Farm Companies •Provides legal services on behalf of the State Farm Companies
WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ARE NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION?
•Analyzes legal problems, interprets laws and regulations •Knowledge of company structure, general departments •Advanced knowledge of legal principles and practices related to the subject matter of the attorney's area of practice and/or leadership management skills •Anticipates and responds effectively to client's needs and actively assists clients by practicing preventive law •Demonstrates ability to be creative in approaching legal matters and/or litigation resolution •Established resource for the organization on complex issues
ITEMS OF NOTE
•Must have active license to practice law in at least one state •Other than as authorized by the General Counsel or his designee, employees are not permitted to handle any legal business outside of State Farm except authorized pro bono work. •Newly hired employees must cease all outside practice and all suit involvement before joining State Farm •Travel may be required via commercial transportation or driving to job related activities •May work irregular hours due to workload and nature of the work
The Law Department has a Counsel opportunity in its Investments Unit located in Bloomington, Illinois.
Primary job responsibilities include counseling State Farm on: (i) commercial mortgage loan transactions; (ii) the acquisition, development and sale of investment real estate; iii) fixed income and private placement investments; (iv) private equity investments; and (v) laws and regulations impacting the investment activities of an insurer. Interested candidates should have:
* Experience in representing financial institutions in complex commercial mortgage loan transactions and construction loans. * Experience in counseling financial institutions on purchases and sales of commercial real estate and real estate construction and development issues. * Advanced document drafting skills associated with commercial mortgage loan and real estate transactions. * An understanding of real estate joint venture transactions and financial relationships between investors. * An understanding of private equity investments. * Experience in fixed income and private placement investments. * An understanding of limited liability company and partnership organizational structures and governance. * An awareness of current economic trends and laws and regulations impacting the investment activities of insurers and institutional investors. * Demonstrated legal, organizational and interpersonal skills. * Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. * Demonstrated ability to multi-task and coordinate the services of numerous transaction parties. * Superior academic credentials. * Superior written and verbal communication skills. * A strong work ethic and customer-service mentality. * The ability to work in an environment that emphasizes information sharing, collaboration, teamwork, mutual respect and integrity.
This is not a virtual position.
BENEFITS: TOTAL REWARDS
Our Total Rewards benefits package includes: •Competitive starting salary
•Annual merit reviews
•Annual bonus potential
You may also be eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, Vision, 401(k) Plan, Credit Union, a fully funded retirement pension plan, and more. For more information about our company, careers and Total Rewards, visit www.statefarm.com/careers. You can also learn more about what to expect from our employment process here.
State Farm Insurance is an equal opportunity employer