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Counsel (Real Estate) (REN 764


Portland, OR, US


The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team providing legal counsel and support to Avangrid Renewables utilizing global best practices.  This position will provide legal support and represent the company principally on state regulatory matters. 

This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Avangrid Renewables and is located in Portland, Oregon.  There are no direct reports to this position.


  • Provides legal leadership and counsel on local and state real estate matters relating to all phases and aspects of renewable project development; includes negotiation, drafting and review of leases, easements, and other real estate documents and title curative and related title matters; Advise senior managers and developers within the Company
  • Work alongside and become a trusted advisor to the business areas within the Company
  • Assist in the management of litigation portfolio working directly with outside counsel on development of litigation strategy and litigation budgets; Periodic reporting of litigation risks
  • Prepare or review and negotiate, as directed, contracts, purchase agreements, leases, transaction documents and other legal instruments to safeguard the corporation’s interests
  • Performs research and prepares and drafts necessary legal documents and correspondence
  • Analyzes and organizes documentary evidence and develops conclusions and makes recommendations to business areas
  • Supports the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and other in-house counsel

Skills and Requirements

  • J.D. degree
  • State bar admission in Oregon or ability to waive into Oregon Bar 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience counseling renewable energy companies (or comparable experience in the sector) at a major law firm or as in-house counsel.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with emphasis on clear and concise writing that can be understood by employees at all levels
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to lead and manage multiple projects, work independently, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to obtain and analyze information from multiple sources, and to objectively develop, challenge, and verify conclusions
  • Ability to securely handle sensitive, confidential, and privileged information.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Able to analyze complex legal issues and advise on appropriate corporate response
  • Strong experience with common business software tools, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel)



All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only if applicable to job requirements), background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.



AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

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Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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