Walsh Construction

Corporate Counsel

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Requisition ID
Position Type
Experienced - Full-Time
Service Group


The Walsh Group is currently seeking a Corporate Counsel for our Legal Department at our headquarters in Chicago, IL.


Corporate Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support and guidance to the employees of Walsh and its affiliates.  Corporate Counsel serve as a general legal resource for our employees which results in exposure to a wide variety of interesting legal topics and challenges. 


As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, Walsh recruits individuals who are seeking a small company feel with a large company backing.  Walsh is a successful fast-growing company at the forefront of technology and is committed to being the employer of choice to our employees and the builder of choice to our customers.

There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex work
  • Creative and innovative problem-solving environment
  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward hard work
  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
  • Flexibility in career path & progression
  • Opportunities to work and live all over the United States


Corporate Counsel will serve as a general legal resource for the organization and employees, which will result in a exposure to a wide variety of interesting legal topics and challenges while providing hands-on advice, counsel and support.  Legal areas and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and advise management on recent changes in laws and regulations that impact the company.
  • Transactional contract responsibility to review, comment, revise and negotiate complex commercial construction contracts Such responsibilities include underwriting the contract documents, risk assessment, preparing comments and questions to the owner and working closely with the project team and our partners to adequately address and mitigate risk and cost
  • Draft and negotiate necessary contractual agreements to support operations, including joint venture agreements, design subcontract agreements, and teaming agreements
  • Third Party contract administration including subcontract and purchase order term review and negotiation
  • Provide advice and counsel to operational staff regarding project performance issues, including but not limited to subcontractor default, bond and mechanic lien claims, owner claims, contract compliance and development of claims as needed
  • Review and advise on proposed lease agreements, vendor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Oversee and advise on labor and employment matters and litigation and EEOC charges
  • Oversight and management of OSHA citations
  • Monitor and oversee all pending litigation including but not limited to subcontractor litigation, wrongful termination, and contract litigation
  • Perform other job functions as are necessary and may be assigned to support the legal needs of the company


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • 2-5 years of practical relevant experience
  • Admission to a state bar
  • Construction and transactional experience preferred
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to assess potential risks, benefits and consequences of decisions, balancing legal and practical business considerations
  • Travel as necessary to attend meetings, conduct trainings, audits and investigations
  • Required to work in-person at our West Loop Headquarters

The Walsh Group offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & Paid US Holidays
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Maternity Leave Policy
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

We are a Federal Contractor, and we comply with both federal and state requirements. If you are hired, you may be required to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.


Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran


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