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Sr. Attorney, Corporate Transactional - Universal Parks & Resorts
March 14, 2018
Full Time - Senior Attorney
0-5 years experience
Corporate, Real Estate
Universal Parks & Resorts is comprised of Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in Beijing, China. We are a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at all of our destinations. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who’s serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn’t take magic to put a smile on a guest’s face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Universal’s theme parks offer exactly the kind of vacation families crave – bringing together popular culture’s most compelling stories, characters and adventures to create some of the world’s most innovative and entertaining attraction experiences. These are immersive, next-level, adventures such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, outrageously fun attractions such as Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and highly themed, authentic experiences based on cutting-edge television, such as Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. We embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. Universal Parks & Resorts adheres to ‘The Universal Way’ by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world. Universal Parks & Resorts provides world-class entertainment destinations with signature theme parks that create unparalleled entertainment.
JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Legal Affairs department, the Senior Attorney is responsible for drafting, negotiating and interpreting complex commercial contracts, reviewing, analyzing, negotiating and drafting agreements for operational and project teams, managing legal aspects of domestic and international real estate and commercial transactions, and overseeing compliance requirements, contractual obligations and dispute resolution.
Assist with negotiating, drafting and interpreting sophisticated corporate and real estate documents, including matters related to project development, joint venture formation, financing, CC&Rs, and leases.
Negotiate and draft contracts, work authorizations and related documents with contractors, vendors, and other third parties. Ensure compliance with corporate contracting policies and procedures.
Provide oversight and management and tracking of corporate compliance, including contractual commitments.
Provide general legal support for domestic and international projects, including researching applicable laws and regulations, and advising on regulatory and contractual compliance obligations.
Assist with drafting and implementing policies and procedures and development of training surrounding compliance obligations and contractual requirements.
Manages special projects domestically and internationally.
SCOPE: Under general direction of the Legal Affairs department, the Senior Attorney is responsible for drafting and negotiating complex commercial and real estate agreements, and providing advice and guidance for Universal Parks & Resorts compliance and operations.
Strong contract drafting for commercial agreements.
Proven capability to lead and drive change in a corporate environment.
Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Strong prioritization and time management skills
Must be a self-starter capable of working with various elements within a diverse organization to provide the highest level of service
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required.
Integrity, honesty and trust and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are also imperative to this role
EDUCATION: Juris Doctor or LLM required from an accredited law school
At least 5 years’ post-law school experience, as an attorney, preferably with top-tier law firm or corporate legal department.
At least 3 years’ experience interpreting, negotiating and drafting complex commercial transactions.
Experience negotiating and closing real estate transactions and related documents including loans and joint venture agreements preferred;
or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Member of State Bar (Florida or California preferred).
Sound business judgment, and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
Proven ability and commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with numerous people at all levels throughout the company.
Demonstrated ability, in a positive, commercial and practical manner, to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and effectively.
Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Internet and web-based training tools.
Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.
Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Parks & Resorts via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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