McGough is a respected partner that brings six generations of experience to high profile, unique and complex construction projects.  We take great pride in our people and their extraordinary expertise in planning, development, construction and facility management.  McGough employee tenure reflects the commitment and pride we share in our work.  Ask anyone who knows us - the caliber of our people sets us apart.


The Associate General Counsel will be responsible for review, maintenance, negotiation and administration of contracts and contract related documents, as well as advising internal teams with regard to a variety of legal and risk related matters.



  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Current law license
  • 2-5 years corporate legal or law firm experience with emphasis in construction contract review/negotiation or construction litigation
  • Excellent critical thinking and organizational skills
  • High degree of responsiveness
  • Advanced written and oral communication, contract drafting, and negotiation skills
  • Strong business judgment and problem-solving capabilities
  • Results oriented, analytical ability and strong attention to detail
  • Willingness and ability to manage shifting priorities, multiple responsibilities, and take on new responsibilities as necessary
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Comfortable engaging with construction professionals to gain insight and knowledge of the construction industry
  • Outstanding personal communications skills, good business judgment and sensitivity to company’s systems and cultures


  • Experience with standard construction industry contracts (AIA, Consensus Docs, etc.) and understanding of construction-related activities
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn the business while working on a broad range of contract and corporate legal matters

Office and Travel:

Minimal travel required

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review Owner and Subcontractor Agreements at various stages of a project and identify potential issues
  • Negotiate contract terms with Owners and Subcontractors
  • Prepare Owner Contracts and related documents using AIA software
  • Review non-standard contract modifications from Subcontractors
  • Assist with various claims (General Liability, Construction Defect, Subcontractor Defaults, etc.) as necessary
  • Assist with other corporate legal matters as necessary
  • Educate and advise in business decisions and communications with external clients and customers
  • Evaluate and assist in development and implementation of formal company policies
  • Review, analyze, and negotiate various legal business documents
  • Effectively utilize internal and external resources, and continuously improve administrative processes that assist the department in providing services to the company
  • Train and educate internal project teams

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position involves sitting for extended periods of time at employee’s work station and during meetings. Employee needs to be able to lift up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and ability to distinguish between colors on graphs and charts.

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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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