In-House Counsel – Miami, FL

Plaza Construction Group is soaring with new projects and seeking  an In-House Counsel to join our team of talented professionals.   This is a new position and your opportunity to make an impact on one of the top 25 GC’s in South Florida!  As In-House Counsel, you will be responsible for leading our strategic and tactical legal initiatives.  This position will provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel.  This position will be directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.

About us:

Established in 1986, and headquartered in New York City, with its Southeast Regional office in Miami, Plaza Construction provides construction management, general contracting, and project consulting services nationally, with additional offices located in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Plaza is consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation’s leading construction management companies.  One of South Florida’s leading full-service general contractors and construction managers, Plaza is known for such prestigious projects as the W South Beach hotel, the 67-story Marquis and Canyon Ranch North Tower, to name only a few.  As evidenced by numerous new projects on line and more on the drawing board, South Florida is an integral component of Plaza’s national platform.

Why Plaza?

  • Your opinions count – we  listen and are open to your ideas
  • Your future is important – we offer a career path for you and the training to get there
  • We have a transparent culture where you can feel comfortable
  • We are involved in our community by participating in charitable events to raise money for those in need
  • Not to mention Pizza Fridays and company paid exercise classes at a nearby gym!


Key accountabilities:

  • Negotiate and prepare legal documents for transactions with customers, surety, vendors, subcontractors, financial institutions
  • Review and negotiate client contractors and advise on legal matters
  • Play a key role in risk management and negotiate commercial corporate contracts
  • Supervise, select, retain, manage and evaluate all outside counsel
  • Manage relationship with bonding company
  • Monitor lien law requirements and compliance
  • Respond to Notices to Cure, Delay claims, and other similar letters
  • Develop and conduct training sessions for staff on wide range of topics including contract management, risk management and conflict resolution


Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

  • 5+ years experience with US law firm (or equivalent) in general corporate/commercial/transactional area, with contract drafting preferred
  • Experience handling construction matters is a must
  • Excellent contract drafting and negotiating, issue identification and problem solving skills
  • Business-oriented approach to problem solving, tempered by appreciation for legal complexity and risk
  • JD degree from an accredited law school; be admitted in good standing to practice in the State of Florida