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Legal Counsel, Commercial Real Estate

Company name

Tesla Motors

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Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Fremont, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 16,2018

Posted on

Dec 18,2017
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Legal Counsel, Commercial Real Estate The candidate will draft and negotiate company’s various commercial real estate documents and assist in managing and growing company’s real property portfolio. The ideal candidate will have experience negotiating leases and purchase agreements for commercial retail, corporate and industrial properties. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment and will be expected to build positive client relationships with diplomacy and business acumen and provide insightful and timely counsel and advice to a wide range of business partners on a broad range of commercial real estate related issues. Directly handle commercial real estate matters for company. Draft, review and negotiate commercial real estate documents, including but not limited to commercial leases for retail stores, service, delivery and warehouse locations, corporate facility locations, supercharger sites and other commercial properties, construction contracts, vendor services agreements, license agreements, SNDAs, estoppels, LOIs and other related documents Project-manage real estate transactions by working closely with construction, design and corporate real estate teams. Work closely with business teams to assess and advise on business risks and risk mitigation strategies. Manage legal and contractual compliance for all company properties, including managing permitting, licensing, internal and external approvals, insurance, inspections and other legal requirements (e.g., zoning variances, building codes, lien releases, ADA, etc.). Manage and review reports and other due diligence materials related to potential title and environmental liabilities (e.g. title reports, CC&R, easements, phase 1 reports). Resolve disputes with landlords, contractors, tenants and/or subtenants and work closely with Lease Administration with respect to property management issues (e.g. resolution of construction disputes, rent discrepancies, construction liens, maintenance matters, etc.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D. with excellent academic credentials, top-tier law firm and in-house experience, and exceptional ability. Admission to California bar or ability to register as in-house counsel is needed. Must have 5+ years of relevant law firm and in-house legal experience as a commercial real estate attorney with the majority of that experience being drafting and negotiating commercial lease and real property acquisition documentation. Should have strong drafting and analytical skills are needed. Should have experience negotiating documents directly with landlords and opposing counsel. Must have excellent negotiation, oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are needed. Should have ability to assess risks and make sound and practical judgement calls. Must have ability to manage tight deadlines and handle conflicts with diplomacy. Development/construction and/or title/survey work experience a plus. Spanish speaking a plus

Additional info

Req. ID 59131

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Tesla Motors
45500 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

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