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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) is a global FORTUNE 1000 company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AJG. AJG and its subsidiaries are engaged in providing insurance brokerage, consulting services and third-party claims settlement and administration services to both domestic and international entities.
AJG plans, designs, and administers customized and cost-effective property/casualty insurance and risk management programs. AJG also furnishes a broad range of risk management services including claims and information management, risk control consulting and appraisals to help corporations and institutions reduce their cost of risk. In addition, AJG assists clients in all areas of their employee health/welfare and retirement plans, including plan design, funding and administration.
Since its founding in 1927, AJG has grown from a one-man agency to the world’s fourth largest insurance broker based on revenues, as well as the world’s largest third-party property/casualty claims administrator. As of January 1, 2017, AJG has over 20,000 employees, and a market capitalization of over $9.5 billion. AJG has operations in 33 countries and, through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants, offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world. AJG generates approximately 68% of its revenues from the U.S. with the remaining 23% derived primarily from operations in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
AJG believes that its major strength is its ability to deliver comprehensively structured insurance and risk management services to its clients. AJG’s brokers, agents and administrators act as intermediaries between insurers and their customers and AJG does not assume underwriting risks. AJG’s growth has been driven by its team’s ability to adapt to changing market conditions, identify and pursue emerging business opportunities, forge strong relationships with clients and insurance markets, and acquire other insurance brokers with similar cultures and complementary products and services. AJG considers itself a sales and marketing organization dedicated to providing excellence in risk management services to its clients.
AJG’s mission and values are embodied in a statement created by its former Chairman and CEO, Robert E. Gallagher, entitled The Gallagher Way—an unwavering focus on teamwork and collaboration. Outstanding employees are attracted to AJG’s winning track record, extensive network of resources, entrepreneurial environment and history of innovation.
Located at AJG’s corporate headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, this is a unique opportunity for an experienced and capable real estate lawyer to join AJG’s collegial and client-focused law department.
Provide real estate legal support and counsel on company transactions, primarily including commercial real estate leasing but also including acquisitions and dispositions, ground leases, transactions with municipalities, including zoning changes, entitlement procurement, annexation agreements, and development agreements, financings and related transactions.
Perform such other projects/duties as assigned.
J.D. Degree with proven academic success. Must be licensed in Illinois.
At least 7 years’ experience, preferably in both a law firm and in-house setting representing large corporate clients on sophisticated real estate matters.
Proven ability to project manage real estate transactions and drive them to completion, including the ability to independently structure, draft, negotiate, manage and close a variety of sophisticated real estate transactions, and work closely with management clients, brokers and design professionals.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Advanced critical thinking and analytical ability.
Outstanding client management skills, with the ability to inspire confidence and trust with senior management and other professionals at all levels of the organization.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to successfully interface with people at all levels, by virtue of professional competence, personal integrity, and personal style.
A dedication and commitment to practicing law in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
Position BenefitsThis is a unique opportunity to join the team of a well-respected, innovative market leader. Competitive compensation and benefits are offered. Visit AJG’s website at www.ajg.com. For consideration email resume to Colleen Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Insight Executive Search Partners is a boutique, woman-owned, retained executive search firm with a specialty in legal search. Insight is headquartered in the Chicagoland area, and has a national search practice. Insight conducts searches in a variety of functional areas, with a client base that includes Fortune 500 as well as smaller, privately-held companies. What distinguishes Insight from o...ther search firms is that it provides unparalleled high-touch, value added services to its clients, which results in longstanding client relationships and repeat assignments. Insight prides itself on delivering more than bargained for, and often assists its clients on an ongoing basis with their organizational development needs. What also makes Insight stand out among the many firms in the industry is its ability to strategically partner with its clients to find, attract and close the right candidate. Insight’s clients appreciate its singular focus on really understanding its clients’ culture and strategic growth objectives so that it can match the right person to the role, and help drive its clients’ businesses forward.