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Aug 26, 2022
May 13, 2022
Senior Counsel, Real Estate
The candidate will draft, negotiate and provide support for a commercial real estate sale, lease, and finance matters through skilled retail lease drafting, negotiation and editing while properly balancing business risks and meeting internal objectives and guidelines, legal research, as necessary, in jurisdictions across the country and internationally. Work as a collaborative team member of the Legal Real Estate Leasing Team in support of the company’s retail lease portfolio, addressing issues as they arise and drafting and negotiating applicable attendant documents (Lease renewals, amendments, SNDAs, guarantees, letters of credit, estoppel letters, Landlord dispute letters). Collaborate with the real estate department and guide the leasing, procurement, and facilities teams, answering questions on lease interpretations and making recommendations for best practices and processes. Provide counsel for all aspects of real estate disputes, pre-litigation, and pending litigation matters. Develop, maintain, and improve company real estate agreement standards and template forms including general construction, architecture, vendor procurement, lien releases, and related documents. Work with and guide internal teams related to enforcing tenant lease rights such as co-tenancy and exclusive violations. Establish and maintain systems to ensure company compliance with real estate contract requirements and applicable laws.
Qualification and ExperienceThe candidate should have 5+ years of hands-on retail leasing experience in a fast-paced environment; the ability to handle and manage a significant number of leasing deals simultaneously, coordinate with design and construction teams, and meet store buildout timelines. Advanced legal knowledge of commercial real estate contracts and management agreements, retail experience strongly preferred. Must have the ability to provide practical, effective counsel, find alternative solutions to problems, hold the line when warranted respectfully and authoritatively and suggest workable alternatives to meet the desired goals. Must have the ability to work on a wide range of mission-critical projects with minimal supervision, be detail-oriented, resourceful, adaptable, flexible, organized, discreet, and cost-conscious problem solver who can remain calm and work under pressure. Proven experience as an independent, efficient, and successful negotiator of commercial agreements. Must have the ability to identify, explain and balance business and legal risks, sound judgment, and strategic thinking in all legal matters. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills, ability to work efficiently, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and ability to negotiate and find a resolution to Landlord disputes related to tenant rights under leases, maintenance obligations, and property damage claims. Mergers and acquisitions experience a plus, including due diligence management, deal team coordination, and various support roles. Experience with corporate strategic development matters a plus such as support role in potential mergers and acquisition transactions, including due diligence, reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a range of agreements, including transaction agreements related to mergers and acquisitions, non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, purchase agreements, joint ventures, etc.
Hiring CoordinatorFoot Locker112 West 34th StreetNew York City, NY 10120
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