Construction Attorney at Welltower Inc in New York, New York

Posted in Legal 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of healthcare infrastructure. With an enterprise value of over $40B, Welltower is the world’s largest healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT). Concentrated in major, high-growth markets throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Welltower delivers the health care infrastructure necessary to facilitate better treatment at lower costs and keep patients out of the hospital. We provide real estate capital to leading seniors housing operators, post-acute care providers, and health systems, enabling these companies to grow, innovate, and ultimately provide better care. Our impact will be profound as we advance our work, our mission, and continue to assemble a diverse, talented, performance-focused team of employees.


Welltower has an immediate career opportunity for an experienced Construction Attorney and can be located in either our New York, NY, Toledo, OH, or Dallas, TX office. This position is responsible for supporting Welltower’s Investments and Development teams on real estate transactions and construction related matters. This role will also have responsibility for supporting the Risk Management team and overseeing construction-related insurance placements. Must be highly motivated and can work both independently and as part of a larger team in a fast-paced environment.


  • Draft and negotiate design and construction agreements including insurance provisions.

  • Negotiate subcontract revisions and manage relationships with subcontractor legal contacts.

  • Review construction-related financing agreements and create a template to establish a consistent approach.

  • Manage construction and architecture licensing requirements.

  • Advise on subcontractor default issues and draft default letters.

  • Manage construction-related litigation, lien-related issues, and liability claims.

  • Document and track construction-related obligations (required delivery dates, MBE participation requirements, etc.).

  • Draft force majeure and delay notifications.

  • Manage the placement of insurance programs for construction projects including general liability and builder’s risk.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of this employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with outstanding academic performance demonstrated. 

  • 5+ years of construction-related legal experience and knowledge of insurance concepts and placement

  • Admission in good standing to the Bar and licensed in the state in which you work.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with clients, the public, and individuals at all levels of the organization in a positive and collaborative manner.

  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite


Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Welltower is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. EOE/AA. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Vet

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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