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City of Saint Paul – Senior Attorney – Real Estate and Economic Development

Posted 4 years ago

Job Description:

The Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office is a premier public law office of 60-plus legal professionals and support staff practicing in all areas of municipal law including criminal prosecution, litigation, municipal corporate, code and licensing enforcement, and real estate and economic development.

The Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for a full-time assistant city attorney position in the Civil Division. This position will provide legal services in support of the Department of Planning and Economic Development, the City’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and the Saint Paul Port Authority. Duties will include civil transactional, regulatory, or litigation work as assigned.  

This position reports directly to the Supervising Attorney for Real Estate and Development, Civil Division. The position performs wide-ranging expert-level, highly-complex professional legal work in the Civil Division of the Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office.


Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate Degree and a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota and seven years of progressive experience as an attorney at the full performance level with the City of Saint Paul or equivalent.

Preferred candidates will have 5 or more years of real estate development experience. Continued employment as a Senior Attorney is contingent upon maintaining a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota. 


Submit City of Saint Paul online application, answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire at

Contact Information

Rachel Tierney at

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