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ProfileSenior 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. Will create valuable risk management recommendations leveraging sound risk assessment information to further achievement of business objectives; effectively communicate information to the client. 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. May train or mentor less experienced attorneys or paralegals on procedural or legal issues. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have JD Degree from an accredited law school. Maintains an active license in the state in which the position is located. Will have 5+ years of e xperience in corporate transactional real estate, and in particular, commercial retail real-estate. Must have familiarity with the following areas: shopping center leasing, reciprocal easement and operating agreements, development agreements and property dispositions. Will have immediate client interaction and should be able to excel in a fast-paced environment handling a wide variety of complex real estate matters. Should have significant experience with a wide range of complex legal matters, practices and procedures. Must have strong oral and written communication skills for contacts with all levels of management and clients. Should have analytical ability to interpret statutes, regulations, insurance policies and other contracts. Must have ability to lead, initiate, organize and coordinate complex projects and/or cases that crosses functional or business lines. Must have ability to lead, initiate, organize and coordinate complex projects and/or cases that cross functional or business lines. Takes the lead role in negotiations that are extremely complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Has leadership and management skills: team building concepts, motivating and influencing. Should have sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the matter at hand. Based on role, this position understands staff/team coaching and development techniques.
Simon Property Group, Inc.
225 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204