Overview

$85,000 – $100,000

Pace Suburban Bus, Arlington Heights, IL. GovHR is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for a Transactional Attorney position. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Transactional Attorney provides in-house transaction legal services to Pace. Drafts, negotiates, reviews, and revises contracts, agreements, and policies; conducts legal research and writes legal memoranda; handles real estate matters, including closings; and performs other duties as assigned or required.

We are in search of a Transactional Attorney who can demonstrate outstanding analytical abilities, along with impeccable oral and written communication skills, showcasing mastery in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. A comprehensive understanding of contract and real estate law is essential for this role. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally organized, detail-oriented, and proficient in time management and task prioritization. Strong reading skills, including exceptional comprehension, are crucial. Additionally, strong interpersonal skills are a must. The successful candidate will exhibit a proven ability to identify issues, assess risks, and propose effective resolutions.

Position responsibilities include:
• Drafting agreements/contracts/policies.
• Reviewing and modifying agreements/contracts/policies.
• Negotiating contract terms.
• Providing legal opinions.
• Conducting legal research.
• Appearing in court.
• Attending meetings.
• Drafting closing documents.
• Attending real estate closings.
• Work is primarily performed in a professional office environment but travel to Cook and its collar counties is required.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree and juris doctor degree.
• Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.
• 3 years previous experience practicing contract and real estate law with an excellent work history.
• Proficient using Microsoft Office applications.
• Strong research skills and the ability to use Westlaw.

Preferred Qualifications
• Admission to the Illinois State Bar and the U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of Illinois is preferred.
• Experience defending mechanics liens cases in court is preferred.

Salary and Benefits
The expected hiring range for this position is $85,000 – $100,000 dependent on qualifications. In addition to generous health, dental, and vision benefit programs, Pace also offers the following comprehensive benefits package:

• Retirement, Savings, and Education Benefits:
o Retirement Benefits –Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Pension Plan or opting out and receiving a 7% employer contribution to RTA 401(k) Plan.
o Retirement Savings Plans – Voluntary deferrals are allowed on a pre-tax basis and/or Roth basis to the 401(k) or 457(b) plans.
o Tuition reimbursement.

• If work / life balance is important to you, Pace offers the following time off:
o Hybrid work environment after completion of the 6-month probationary period.
o Vacation – 2 weeks (Accrual during the first year).
o Paid Time Off (Leave) – 15 days annually with ability to convert unused hours to sick or 401(k) contribution.
o Paid Holidays – 6.
o Floating Holidays – 5.

• Pace is setting the employer standard for offering a full-service health and wellness programs that include:
o Health Insurance.
o Flexible Spending Health and Dependent Care (Pace contributes 30% up to a maximum amount of $1,500 for dependent care).
o Employee Life and Supplemental Life Insurance for the entire family.
o Health Club Reimbursement (up to $40 per month).
o On-site Wellness Program.
o MetLife.

• Protection Plus Identity Theft Program and Pet Insurance

How to Apply Please submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three to five professional or supervisory references. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and the position is open until filled.

The position posting and application instructions can be found on the GovHR USA career center at www.GovHRjobs.com. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to: John Prejzner, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, LLC at 224-326-1360.

Pace Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is subject to the provisions set forth in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 (c) of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act