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Senior Staff Attorney The candidate will provide a high level of expert advice on complex legal matters in an area of responsibility, business line, and/or leading a group that provides specialized expertise. Will actively identify and logically assess potential legal risks in ambiguous, unique, and/or complex business situations. Create valuable risk management recommendations leveraging sound risk assessment information to further achievement of business objectives; effectively communicate information to the client. May report to Senior Associate General Counsel. May have responsibility for another Counsel, Paralegals, and support staff. Drafts necessary legal documents and develops conclusions and recommendations. Assists clients in addressing situations of high legal exposure or risk; understands overall business risk tolerance and considers it in the context of risk management strategies and actions. Creates practical and effective solutions to legal issues with no established precedent; develops creative solutions to unique legal problems. Takes the lead role in negotiations that are extremely complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Understands the business client’s position and needs. Considers the long-term business and strategic consequences of possible outcomes. Delivers difficult messages or news, or challenges the client when necessary; responds to client challenges to advice directly and effectively. Establishes a wide network of relationships; builds rapport with associates at all levels within the General Counsel department and the business client. Train or mentor less experienced attorneys or paralegals on procedural or legal issues. Must have Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and must maintain an active license in the state in which the position is located. Should have 5+ years of experience in corporate transactional real estate, and in particular, commercial retail real-estate. Familiarity with the following areas: shopping center leasing, reciprocal easement and operating agreements, development agreements and property dispositions is required. Experience with or knowledge of an area of law; complex legal practices and procedures is needed. Sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the matter at hand is must.
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