Construction Associate
CLEVELAND
Description


Frantz Ward is seeking an engaged, dynamic associate to join its growing, Construction practice.  Our Firm offers competitive compensation, a collaborative work environment, individual and group mentoring opportunities, client development training, and a firm culture that embraces community involvement and “doing well by doing good.” 


To learn more about our Construction practice group, visit our homepage .  


Job Description


• Developing and implementing strategies to protect the best interests of the firm’s clients.

• Coordinating with supervising lawyer and client on defense/prosecution of construction related claims.

• Appearing in a court, arbitration or other forums to effectively represent the interests of the firm's clients.

• Educating clients on potential construction claims and other business risks affecting the industry.

• Assisting in the discovery and litigation processes in pending matters.

• Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes.

• Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing briefs for submission to a supervising lawyer.

• Synthesizing legal research and analysis into a coherent written work product.


Requirements


• 2-3 years of construction and/or surety law experience;

• Strong oral and written communication skills;

• Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills;

• Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality;

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

• Ability to deal courteously and effectively with others;

• Ability to effectively handle multiple projects and shifting responsibilities; and

• Ability to work in a demanding and fast-paced environment


Experience/Education


• J.D. from an accredited law school

• Active membership and good standing with the Ohio Bar

• Outstanding academic credentials


  

Equal Employment Opportunity is a fundamental principle at Frantz Ward. In keeping with this principle, Frantz Ward does not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local law.

Frantz Ward LLP believes we provide a stronger and better place to work, think, and grow when we draw from the views of a diverse team. We strive to recruit, employ, and support individuals who contribute to our diversity. We recognize that achieving a truly diverse working environment is an on-going process, and we continue to foster diversity to ensure that everyone at Frantz Ward has a meaningful professional experience.  


Equal Employment Opportunity is a fundamental principle at Frantz Ward. In keeping with this principle, Frantz Ward does not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local law.

Frantz Ward LLP believes we provide a stronger and better place to work, think, and grow when we draw from the views of a diverse team. We strive to recruit, employ, and support individuals who contribute to our diversity. We recognize that achieving a truly diverse working environment is an on-going process, and we continue to foster diversity to ensure that everyone at Frantz Ward has a meaningful professional experience.