American Electric Power Counsel - Senior Counsel (Real Estate) in Columbus, Ohio

19946BR

Title:

Counsel - Senior Counsel (Real Estate)

Job Description:

PLEASE NOTE

This Counsel to Senior Counsel (Real Estate) opportunity may be filled at one of two levels, based upon education, related work experience and skills;

Counsel

Senior Counsel

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Associate General Counsel – Real Estate, provide legal support, research, guidance and opinions in matters involving AEP's real estate, right of way, and joint use operations, including generation, hydro, transmission, distribution, and mineral rights. Consult with and advise staffs of AEP Real Estate Asset Management group, AEP Transmission Right of Way group, distribution ROW functions in the operating companies in the AEP system, and other departments in AEP. Perform legal research, review and comment on proposed rules, draft legislation, write memos, review and negotiate terms for purchase and sale agreements, and provide legal advice to management and other company personnel regarding all aspects of public utility operations; exercise independent legal judgment; and work with outside legal counsel, consultants and experts.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Review, analyze, and interpret laws, regulations, legislation, cases, and administrative decisions and other legal materials to respond to inquiries.

Prepare, review and negotiate purchase and sale agreements, contracts, leases, deeds, easements, licenses, rights of entry, and other documents affecting or conveying interests in real estate and personal property. Maintain digital and physical records and comply with department standards regarding same.

Consult with and advise management on compliance with laws and regulations.

Represent AEP before courts, agencies, and other federal, state, or local regulatory bodies.

Align work with the goals of the AEP Legal Department, work with in-house and outside counsel, and supervise work of outside legal resources as necessary.

Promote and initiate teamwork, cooperation and collaboration in support of AEP’s cultural initiatives within Department and with clients throughout AEP system. Learn and maintain comprehensive knowledge of AEP businesses, keep abreast of new developments, and understand impacts on AEP operations.

Demonstrate the highest standards of ethical behavior, support the Company’s Corporate Compliance policy, and comply fully with all requirements relating to training, education, policies and practices.

Promote and enforce AEP’s environmental, safety and health practices to safeguard employees, the general public and Company property.

Auto req ID:

19946BR

Relocation:

No

Location:

Columbus, OH

Job Type:

Full-Time

Job Category:

Legal

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications for Counsel

Education: JD Required

Licenses/Certifications :

Admitted to practice in one of the following states: Ohio, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and/or Virginia.

Experience:

Minimum of three (3) years of related experience with a law firm, corporate legal department or state or local governmental agency.

Applicants must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, a good working knowledge of fundamental real estate principles based on common law, statutory law, and regulatory law, and sound legal judgment, as well as a proven ability for initiative, creativity, good judgment, teamwork, collaboration, communication and working independently of direct supervision, while being aligned with the goals of the Legal Department.

Minimum Qualifications for Senior Counsel

Education: JD Required

Licenses/Certifications :

Admitted to practice in one of the following states: Ohio, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and/or Virginia.

Experience

Minimum of Five (5) years related experience with a law firm, corporate legal department or state or local governmental agency.

Applicants must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, a good working knowledge of fundamental real estate principles based on common law, statutory law, and regulatory law, and sound legal judgment, as well as a proven ability for initiative, creativity, good judgment, teamwork, collaboration, communication and working independently of direct supervision, while being aligned with the goals of the Legal Department.

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