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Legal Officer

  • Location:

    Makati City

  • Sector:

    Property, Construction & Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Lou Angelica Castil

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Monroe Consulting Group

Executive search firm Monroe Consulting Group is recruiting on behalf of a global leader in construction industry. Our reputable client is currently searching for Legal Officer who is amenable to work onsite under a morning schedule. The office is located in Makati City.

Key responsibilities include:
Corporate Work

  • Form new corporations/entities (ex. Cooperatives and partnerships)
  • Reservation of company name to use
  • Prepare AOI and By Laws
  • Prepare Treasurer's Affidavit and Bank Certificate
  • Filing with SEC, CDA and follow-ups
  • Register Company with BIR
  • Pay DST on the Original Issued Shares
  • Get Business Permit
  • Amend Articles of Incorporation/By Laws:
  • Prepare Corporate Authorizations
  • Prepare Amended AOI or By Laws
  • Filing with SEC - Pay DST
  • Prepare Board Resolutions/Secretary's Certificates, minutes of meetings and maintain minute books:
  • Receipt of instruction to prepare resolution
  • Drafting of Minutes of Meetings
  • Routing of minutes for signature
  • Filing of minutes
  • Execute General Information Sheets:
  • Draft GIS
  • Verify GIS
  • Submission to SEC
  • Prepare Subscription Agreements, Deeds of Assignment, Trust Agreements and other contracts and documents:
  • Receive instruction on additional subscription
  • Draft Agreements/Assignment Documents
  • Routing for signature
  • Filing
  • Issuance of share certificates
  • Recording subscriptions and transfers in the STB
  • Giving of legal advice on corporate matters:
  • Conduct research on a topic
  • Write legal advice
  • Send advise to requesting party
  • Attendance of Meetings (Stockholders, Directors, Management Committees)

Project Related Tasks

  1. Prepare project documents like Sales Documents (Reservation Agreements, Contracts to Sell, Deeds of Sale, Deeds of Assignment; Management Agreements, Deeds of Restrictions etc.) and Lease Contracts;
  2. Prepare Joint Venture Agreements or Management Agreements;
  3. Monitoring and rendering assistance on delinquent accounts in coordination with other departments;
  4. Coordinate, deal and transact with Government Offices (DSHUD, LGU, RD, Provincial/City/Municipal/Barangay Councils, Officials and Others);
  5. Coordinate, deal and transact with Joint Venture Partners.

Real Estate Acquisition and Related Transactions

  • Conduct due diligence on the title, tax declaration and condition of property:
  • Get certified true copy of title/tax declaration
  • Conduct ocular inspection
  • Write advise
  • Deal and negotiate with sellers:
  • Receive instructions from management on terms of purchase;
  • Negotiate with seller/broker
  • Give advice to management on proposed terms of the sale
  • Draft Memorandum of Agreements, Deeds of Sale, Contracts to Sell, Reservation Agreements and/or Letters of Intent:
  • Draft Sales Documents
  • Send to management for comment/approval
  • Finalization
  • Execution of sales documents
  • Processing issuance of CAR and transfer of title/certificates:
  • Submission of DOAS to BIR
  • Assessment by BIR - Payment of Tax
  • Follow-up of CAR
  • Release of CAR
  • Submission of CAR and TCT to RD
  • Pay registration fees
  • Release of new TCT
  • Giving of legal advice on land titles and realty issues.
  • Conduct research on a topic
  • Write legal advice
  • Send advise to requesting party
  • Handling of Cases on Original Titling, Cancelation of Encumbrances, Quieting of Title and Ejectment and other issues related to Real Estate; Handling Patent Titling.
  • Research and gathering of information
  • Collation and gathering of requirements for judicial and/or administrative titling
  • Drafting of complaints, answers, appeals and other pleadings
  • Actual attendance of hearings
  • Advise management of status of cases
  • Endorsement and monitoring of cases to outside counsels
  • Deal, transact and coordinate with the Land Registration Authority, Land Management Bureau, DENR, Register of Deeds, LGU and related agencies and instrumentalities.

Litigation Work; Actual Case Management

  1. Preparation of complaints and answers;
  2. Preparation of other pleadings;
  3. Preparation of judicial affidavits;
  4. Attendance of hearings and other court or administrative proceedings;
  5. Handling appellate work;
  6. Review of rules, laws and jurisprudence
  7. Working and coordinating with retained counsels.

Special Projects

  1. Provide legal services on government concessions held by the Company (ex. Integrated Forest Management Agreements, Mineral Production Service Agreements, Timber License Agreements, Foreshore Lease Agreements and others).
  2. Dealing with involved government agencies, offices, and public sector participants.

Other Matters

  1. Perform other legal work or assistance as may be assigned from time to time by the supervising attorney and management.
  2. Making timely reports to management.
  3. Providing legal assistance to other Company departments (i. e. Executive, Business Development, Accounting, Treasury, Human Resources and others).
  4. Should be willing to undertake out of town travels if necessary to attend to all of the foregoing matters.

Key requirements include:

  • Must be a Certified Bar Passer
  • With at least 2 years relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Must have the ability to think analytically and must always be precise and careful
  • Handled tasks related to: Corporate work, Real Estate transactions, Civil Litigations, Labor Litigations, and Contracts