Minimum Qualifications Applicants should have experience handling corporate and/or real estate transactions and have experience and familiarity with practice in New York State Courts. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of real estate transactions and financing, the N-PCL and some familiarity with the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules as well as the Internal Revenue Code provisions applicable to tax-exempt entities. Excellent writing skills are required and a commitment to public service is essential.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Charities Bureau, the primary regulator of New York’s charities sector, is seeking an experienced transactions attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Transactions Section in either the New York City or Albany office. New York charities employ one sixth (approx. 17%) of the state’s private workforce, and provide national models in arts and culture, social service, religious, and advocacy organizations. When charities plan to transfer substantially all of their assets, merge, or dissolve, attorneys from the Bureau’s Transactions Section work with them and the courts to assure the charities receive fair value, that the interests of charitable beneficiaries are protected, donor restrictions on use of assets are followed and the requirements of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (N-PCL) are complied with.
The AAG will have their own caseload, will work independently under the supervision of the Transactions Section Chief and, in some matters, work with the Bureau’s accountants and attorneys from other bureaus within the OAG. The AAG will be responsible for drafting court documents and reviewing documents submitted by petitioners, including advising them of additional information and documents needed to comply with the requirements of the N-PCL. Additionally, if interested, the AAG will have opportunities to participate in public speaking engagements and the Bureau’s outreach efforts to assist and support charitable organizations. Applicants may familiarize themselves with the work of the Bureau through the guidance documents posted at www.charitiesnys.com.
Additional Comments We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide weekly negative COVID-19 PCR test results. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at http://www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings. Reference No. CHA/T&E_NYC/ALB_3451
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on June 3, 2022.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you the best candidate.
? Please indicate your location preference: New York City or Albany.
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
? Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov