Legal Services: Spring & Summer 2019

Legal Services: Spring & Summer 2019

Reports to: General Counsel

Organization Description:
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. We offer flexible financing tools, a targeted portfolio of industrial and commercial real estate, and decades of Philadelphia-based knowledge to help our clients invest, develop and grow. PIDC works with companies of all sizes in every area of Philadelphia. We work on projects big and small with businesses, developers and non-profits in every sector.

Over the past 60 years, PIDC has settled over 7,150 transactions with a diverse range of clients – including more than $16 billion of financing and more than 3,200 acres of land sales – which have leveraged over $28.6 billion in total investment and assisted in retaining and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in Philadelphia. Its direct loan and managed third-party portfolio at year-end 2017 was more than $545 million, representing 475 loans.

Position Responsibilities:
This role will support the department as requested by the General and Assistant General Counsel, and offer opportunities for learning transactional law through economic development activities/work in Philadelphia.

  • Perform research as requested by either the General or Assist General Counsel
  • Assist Attorneys and legal staff in closings of real estate and financing transactions
  • Under supervisions of attorneys, draft legal documents
  • Create closing binders for completed transactions
  • Attend all intern related activities
  • Perform other tasks requested by General and Assistant General Counsel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have completed the first year of law school with a GPA of at least 3.25 by the start of the internship, and should have a strong interest in transactional and governmental law. 
  • Prior real estate or financing experience a plus; Applicants must be enrolled in a certified law school.

Application Process:
Interested intern applicants should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to the contact info below.

Due Date: 
April 5, 2019

PIDC promotes a culture of inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.

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Contact Information
Marquis Tavon Upshur, PHR, SHRM-CP
Vice President, Human Resources