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General Counsel

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

  • Location: St. Louis, MO

In 1984, St. Louis County government consolidated a handful of small agencies to form the St. Louis County Economic Council to serve as the county’s economic development agency. Part public entity and part private sector, the Economic Council was created to drive growth and prosperity in St. Louis County and the region. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (SLEDP) was formed in 2013 through an agreement between the St. Louis County Economic Council and the economic development agency of the city (St. Louis Development Corporation) marking a new era of collaboration within the St. Louis region by aligning efforts in business development, business finance, entrepreneurial support and international trade services. Today, the SLEDP provides a broader range of services than most agencies of its kind, boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting and retaining companies, increasing the region’s international reach, and revitalizing municipalities. The partnership has become a key facilitator of regional growth for businesses and communities throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Position Overview

Responsible for providing legal counsel to the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership staff, Board of Directors, governing Boards of the Port Authority, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Industrial Development Authority, Business Finance Corporation, World Trade Center, and St. Louis Enterprise Centers. Counsel is provided regarding contract, real estate, finance, administrative, environmental, litigation, employment and general law, not-for-profit and municipal corporation law, and local/state legislation. Responsibilities include advising staff on contract processes, analyzing organizational policies from a legal perspective, and monitoring compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited institution and license to practice law in State of Missouri is required.
  • At least ten to fifteen years of experience in real estate, finance, or municipal law is strongly preferred.
  • This includes knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local law regarding contract, real estate, finance, administrative, environmental, employment, not-for-profit, and municipal corporation issues; legislative processes in the areas of contract, real estate, administrative, environmental, employment, not-for-profit, and municipal corporation law; principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of government incentives and redevelopment tools including tax abatement, tax credits, and tax incentive finance including Chapter 99, 100, and 353 of Missouri State Statutes regarding TIF, CIDs, and TDDs is required.