Job Details

Real Estate Environmental Partnerlevel Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 01,2019

Valid Through

Nov 14,2019

Posted on

Jan 01,2018

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Framingham, MA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Real Estate & Environmental Partner-Level Attorney

The candidate will handle: Acquisition, financing, development, and leasing of office parks, shopping centers, industrial complexes, affordable housing, assisted living facilities, facilities of higher education, and residential developments. Guiding real estate owners, developers, and investors through the maze of government regulation and financing requirements, construction issues and tax considerations that confront them. Environmental development issues including wetlands, brownfields and contaminated property issues, and compliance with both NEPA and MEPA regulations. Business-focused and creative problem-solving mindset with ability to balance legal risk and business impact. Conceptualize and articulate pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions to complex legal and business challenges. Developing business, both new and with existing clients, with proven ability to generate/originate new matters. Meeting with potential referral sources through networking events, lunches, and social gatherings. Creating an overall business development/marketing strategy designed to grow and expand one’s practice and client base. Reviewing, analyzing, negotiating and drafting leases, lease amendments, subleases, lease assignments, termination agreements, settlement agreements, purchase and sale agreements for office and industrial properties, construction contracts, sourcing and vendor agreements, services agreements and other real estate contracts and related documentation (e.g., easement agreements, lien releases, title reports, CC&Rs, etc.). Managing and providing strategic legal advice for the resolution of construction, rent and occupancy audit, maintenance and other landlord/tenant and real estate related disputes. Collaborating with peers to develop more innovative and creative ways to get the Real Estate Law team’s work done. Analyzing, addressing, and providing legal advice to a cross-functional team of lawyers in all practices areas.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate: Must have a JD Degree from an accredited law school. Strong academic and professional credentials. Be licensed to practice law in the state of Massachusetts. (Member of the Massachusetts Bar) Multiple state Bar admissions are a plus. Portable business are strongly encouraged to apply. Partner/Counsel-level attorney with 10+ years of focused experience in complex real estate and land use transactions. Must have extensive experience with complex real estate and land use transactions. Experience appearing before various land use/zoning boards. Having a positive attitude, good listening skills, ambition, self-confidence, and good organizational, communication and writing skills. Significant experience representing buyers, sellers, owners, tenants, lenders, and borrowers in commercial real estate transactions. Mature, experienced approach to the practice of law. Strong people skills suitable for a client-focused business. Ability to work well in a team environment and bring added value. Sound legal judgment, initiative, and versatility. Someone with a wide range of real estate experience, business acumen, and dispute resolution and leadership skills.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
175 Crossing Boulevard
Suite 500,
Framingham, MA 01702

Review:

"Cutting-edge cases but bureaucratic partners"

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Management should pay salary according to work that the department/role in question and not as per the job title. Provide opportunities for growth and have better diversity. Expect attorneys to pass on more work to staff.

Pros : Powerful clients and cutting-edge cases, excellent support staff and resources with smart and honest colleagues. Office is nice and amenities are top notch. No face time, have the flexibility working from home. Variety of work available and you can choose whatever you like.
Cons : Some partners play favoritism and show no interest in developing junior associates, which I think is not good for future of this firm. Lack of diversity at the workplace there are few difficult personalities to work for.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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