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Lead Attorney

Company: Ameritas
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Lead Attorney
Ameritas Life-Lincoln HYB-NEHY2
The Lead Attorney provides legal counsel, advice and support to the enterprise's commercial mortgage lending and real estate teams as well as to other business units in connection with both day-to-day activities and operations and special projects. The incumbent serves as legal support for one or more divisions within the company and provides legal counsel to the supervising attorney, Ameritas leaders, and business partners. This position is located at the Ameritas home office in Lincoln, Nebraska, but is classified as a hybrid position.

This is a hybrid role working partially in-office and partially from home.

At Ameritas, our mission is Fulfilling Life. We do that in many ways, but especially by helping people invest in themselves by offering trusted financial products and advice. Because we believe everyone should be happy, healthy and financially secure, we work hard to provide trusted financial products and valued guidance, including individual life and disability insurance, employee benefits, retirement planning, investments, and wealth management services.

What you do

  • Assists supervising attorney with a variety of legal tasks associated with commercial mortgage lending transactions including, but not limited to, drafting, editing and negotiation of commercial loan documents, reviewing and analyzing ALTA surveys, title insurance commitments and other ancillary documentation as well as preparing written responses and recommendations.
  • Provides all necessary legal services in support of the enterprise's commercial real estate leasing, acquisition, and disposition activities as well as joint venture arrangements and mineral interest asset classes, including oil and gas leasing.
  • Handles legal tasks in support of other business units including, but not limited to: research, analysis, drafting of legal documents, and preparing written communications and opinions.
  • Provides counsel, legal research, and recommendations on various issues; researches and analyzes statutes, regulations, and court decisions in complex areas of the law.
  • Acts as a support on major projects and initiatives and collaborates with other departments to make legal recommendations.
  • Assists and advises on assigned division, other business units, and departments as needed with compliance efforts relative to applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Performs legal risk analysis and communicates legal opinions to business leaders.
  • Establishes professional working relationships with law department colleagues, the executive office and business leaders.
  • Demonstrates outstanding written and oral communication skills and ability to work both in teams and independently.

    What you bring

    • Juris Doctorate degree required
    • 3-5 years of legal experience required
    • Ability to conduct electronic legal research is required
    • Must be a bar licensed attorney in at least one state with the ability to timely motion into or otherwise register with Nebraska if not Nebraska licensed.

      What We Offer

      • Our company motto is "Fulfilling Life" and we take that job seriously, with a heavy commitment to volunteering and community support, employee well-being, and providing quality products and services that help our customers create a brighter future.
      • Being a mutual-based organization, the return on our investment goes back into the company, to benefit our members/customers.
      • We're committed to professional development, opportunity, inclusion and diversity. Team building and collaboration are also priorities.
      • A total rewards package with all the comprehensive health and welfare benefits you'd expect, including competitive pay and incentives, 401(k), flexible work schedules and time off to care for yourself and others.
      • Additional popular benefits, including tuition reimbursement, and student loan repayment, an incentivized well-being program, adoption assistance, paid time off for volunteering, training and career development opportunities.

        An Equal Opportunity Employer

        Ameritas has a reputation as a company that cares, and because everyone should feel safe bringing their authentic, whole self to work, we're committed to an inclusive culture and diverse workplace, enriched by our individual differences. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that hires based on qualifications, positive attitude and exemplary work ethic, regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Keywords: Ameritas, Lincoln , Lead Attorney, Legal , Lincoln, Nebraska

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