Minimum Qualifications We are seeking candidates with at least five (5) years of transactional experience. Candidates should have a working knowledge of New York State Supreme Court civil practice. Applicants who have an interest in and familiarity with not-for-profit corporations, their missions, and the statutes governing them are preferred.
The ideal candidate, in addition, will combine advocacy, negotiation and writing skills with effective project management and interest in public service.
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 commitment of at least two (2) years is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The Charities Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with experience in corporate and real estate transactions to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York City office. The Charities Bureau is a national leader in the oversight of not-for-profit organizations and represents the interests of charitable beneficiaries in a wide range of matters.
Responsibilities include representing the Attorney General in the review and approval of transactions by not-for-profit and religious corporations, including sales, leases, mergers, dissolutions, amendments to certificates of incorporation, and other transactions. The Charities Bureau has responsibility for evaluating whether the terms of transactions are fair and reasonable, proper corporate steps have been followed, and whether the transaction and use of the proceeds serves the charity’s mission. Court appearances may be required on behalf of the Attorney General regarding these matters.
Additional Comments Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Salary commensurate with experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
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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. CHAR_NYC_AAG_3159
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
• Writing Sample
• Transcript (if less than five years postgraduate)
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions about a position with the OAG, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.