In-House Legal Counsel

The Collier Companies
Job Description
Job Details
Home Office - Gainesville, FL
$150,000.00 - $300,000.00
Real Estate

The Collier Companies is seeking an In-House Legal Counsel 

After strategic review, we would like to open the opportunity to converse about a long-term career path in Gainesville, FL. We are looking for top talent and host an incredible opportunity with a great organization!

This in-house position will join a passionate team who’s supporting leaders have a vested interest in legal matters pertaining to real estate. Not only will this individual’s direct supervisor have a Juris Doctor Degree, but The Collier Companies Founder and Chair, Nathan S. Collier is a member of the Florida Bar. 

At The Collier Companies, it's all about people. Our residents depend on us to be observant, interested in their lives, and quick to respond to their needs. We enjoy working with them and with each other. Every day is different: rewarding, challenging, and fun. Join an environment where your team becomes your family and your profession becomes your passion. 

Perks – The Good Stuff:

  • The Collier Companies matches up to 100% on 10% of your total compensation for 401(K)
  • Up to 24 days off during your first year with annual increase!
  • Stylish TCC logo attire provided
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance policy options
  • Reimbursement accounts & prepaid Legal Services
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Industry education opportunities

Skills & Requirements:

  • Member of the Florida Bar required.
  • Minimum 3-10 years’ high-level experience in real estate and/or construction law, more experienced candidates welcomed.
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and good standing member of the Florida Bar.
  •  Proven ability to independently work with complex legal issues, including structuring and drafting sophisticated real estate transactions. The ideal candidate will have experience: reviewing real estate due diligence, including title and survey; outside counsel management; corporate representation; analyzing and maintaining standard contracts and other business documents. Knowledge of any of the following additional areas of law is a plus: corporate compliance, construction defect, trusts, estate planning, employment and/or housing discrimination.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong and persuasive advocacy (professional writing sample may be requested as part of the hiring process), with an eye toward pragmatic, beneficial outcomes that best represent the company values.
  • High Emotional Intelligence, excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to interface and inspire confidence and trust with colleagues at all levels, by virtue of professional competence, personal integrity, and personal style.
  • Proven ability to handle stressful situations, a diverse and high-volume workload, and provide value in a calm and professional manner. Proven success in managing multiple tasks and priorities. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Flexibility and strong analytic and problem-solving ability. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Willingness to learn new areas of law.
  • Understanding of business operations, able to work for a driven, entrepreneurial JD/CPA/MBA/Bldg. Contractor/Reg. Real Estate Broker owner. 

Our Culture – How We’re Different:

The Collier Companies is a fast-growing company that fosters a professional attitude and a strong team spirit. We are committed to developing our Team Members, promoting self-directed learninghonoring their achievements, and promoting from within. The Team Members who work here are outgoing, caring, and proud of what they do.

  • We know that our TEAM MEMBERS are the foundation of our success; the Team Member Wall in the Home Office lobby celebrates, recognizes and honor’s TCC’s Team Members.
  • We believe in SERVANT Leadership and being good STEWARDS to others and that we have a DUTY to all Stakeholders.
  • Our Mission Statement is “Proudly Making Your Home the Heart of our Business”; we know that your home is fundamental to your spiritual and emotional wellbeing, we consider it is both an duty and an honor that our Customers entrust with providing their homes.
  • We utilize our commitment to ”Constant & Never-ending Improvement” (CANI) and our “INITIATIVE & RESOURCEFULNESS” (I&R) to find solutions that are both EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE (E&E) that we implement via “I INTEND TO” (IIT)
  • We give life to our dedication to ”Constant & Never-ending Improvement” (CANI) via companywide book clubs (Recent selections: Radical Candor, Thanks for the Feedback, Coach the Person, Not the Problem, Think Again, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For, Getting to Yes)
  • We endeavor to live by the principles taught in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey
  • We believe the ‘Best We Can Be, We Must Be’; we believe in living life with Passion & Purpose.
  • We provide STABILITY to our Team Members and to our Residents with a PERPETUAL HOLD strategy,
  • ROOTED – Our beginnings go to back to 1972, we are self-funded which provides us the INDEPENDENCE to practice the ‘Art of the Long View’ and invest for the decades.
  • GROWTH – We have undertaken the 2X challenge: to double in size within the coming decade through new development; this will put us in the Top 50 Apartment Owners in America, then we will go for the Top 25! 


If leading this charge in a fast-growing company sounds appealing to you, let’s have a conversation. (Confidentially, of course.) 

Background checks are an employment requirement. Upon submission of your application, you will be invited to complete our candidate Assessment. 

These are required steps in the hiring process.

The Collier Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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