Major, Lindsey & Africa has been engaged on an exclusive basis by The Kresge Foundation to identify a Lead Attorney to be located in Troy, Michigan (outside of Detroit). The Kresge Foundation is a $3.6 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America's cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit. In collaboration with nonprofit, public, private and philanthropic partners, the foundation helps create pathways for low-income people to improve their circumstances and join the economic mainstream.
The Lead Attorney will be a thoughtful and trusted advisor to the Board, Executive Team and staff and assist in advising on grantmaking, investments, social investments, governance issues, tax (specific to exempt organizations) and other general corporate law matters of the foundation including contracts and leases, intellectual property, technology, and insurance related matters. The successful candidate will have at least seven (7) years of corporate/business law experience with an emphasis on transactional matters. Experience advising tax-exempt entities, specifically experience counseling private foundations, is a clear advantage. Experience handling investment transactions is a strong plus. Prior law firm experience is required. This work will be done with the support of external counsel, in partnership with the foundation’s Executive Team and under the supervision of the VP, CFO, CAO, Treasurer and Board Secretary.
Please send a resume and cover letter in Word format to KresgeLeadAttorney@mlaglobal.com for consideration. Please do not contact the foundation directly; resumes sent to the foundation will be routed back to MLA.
About Major Lindsey & Africa
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