New York or Albany, New York

Posted Date

May 12, 2023

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of Social Justice

Charities Bureau, Transactions Section – Albany or New York City

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. CHA/TS_AAG_3578


Application Deadline is June 16, 2023   


The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s (OAG) Charities Bureau, the primary regulator of New York’s charities sector, is seeking an experienced transactions attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Transactions Section in either the Albany or New York City office. New York charities employ one sixth (approx. 17%) of the state’s private workforce, and provide national models in arts and culture, social service, religious, and advocacy organizations. When charities plan to transfer all or substantially all their assets, merge, or dissolve, or when religious organizations wish to transfer, mortgage, or lease their property, court or OAG approval is required. Attorneys from the Bureau’s Transactions Section work with the organizations and the courts to assure the organizations  receive fair value, the interests of charitable beneficiaries and the public are protected, donor restrictions on use of assets are followed and the organizations comply with the requirements of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (N-PCL).


The AAG will manage their own caseload, work independently under the supervision of the Transactions Section Chiefs and, in some matters, work with the Bureau’s accountants and attorneys from other bureaus within the OAG. The AAG will be responsible for reviewing transactional documents such as purchase and sale agreements, appraisals, governance documents, loan agreements, merger agreements and will draft court documents when a matter requires court involvement. Additionally, if interested, the AAG will have the opportunity to give presentations to the public as part of the Bureau’s outreach programs in support of New York State charitable organizations. Applicants may familiarize themselves with the work of the Bureau through the guidance documents posted online here.


Applicants should have experience handling corporate and/or real estate transactions,  familiarity with practice in New York State Courts, and be comfortable reviewing tax documents and financial accounting statements. Applicants should be familiar with the N-PCL as well as the Internal Revenue Code provisions applicable to tax-exempt entities. Some knowledge of the Religious Corporations Law is preferred but not required. Strong written and verbal  skills are required and a commitment to public service is essential.


Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.


As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.



Application Process



Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please click on the following link: CHA/TS_AAG_3578.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on June 16, 2023. 


Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Cover Letter

  • You may address to Legal Recruitment.
  • Please indicate your location preference: Albany or New York City
  • Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate. You may wish to include information about what life experiences you will bring to the position that will enhance the Bureau’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state.


Legal Writing Sample

List of three (3) references

  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.


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