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Seeking an experienced commercial real estate attorney for the position of AVP, Senior Legal Counsel (Legal Leasing) to be part of the Legal Leasing management team reporting to the Vice President/Managing Counsel, Legal Leasing.
The AVP, Senior Legal Counsel (Legal Leasing) position calls for a seasoned professional who takes a thoughtful and solutions-oriented approach to issues within the framework of the business directives of the company, in order to reach a beneficial resolution to the completion of lease negotiation and drafting and related matters. This position entails a combination of (a) managerial supervision over department staff, including administrative assistants, paralegals and attorneys, (b) education and training of departmental staff on handling complex lease negotiations and draftsmanship, (c) coordination with other departments on company goals, including providing legal counsel to other departments, including language interpretation and risk assessment of various courses of action, (d) performance of individual legal responsibilities including drafting and negotiating leases and ancillary/related documents in a manner that protects the landlord to the greatest extent possible, doing so within a timeline that maximizes the landlord’s opportunity for earlier rent commencements, and (e) taking a professional customer service approach toward the completion of all required duties/tasks.
The AVP, Senior Legal Counsel (Legal Leasing) should be a positive, proactive and energetic manager for department staff. The position is responsible for assisting staff members with problem solving and encouraging critical thought while providing a business perspective to the staff in the performance of their duties. An AVP, Senior Legal Counsel (Legal Leasing) Leasing must have the ability to provide counsel and guidance on complex language/issues and resolve complex issues where staff is unable to find a satisfactory resolution. Must have demonstrated ability to effectively train and develop lesser experienced staff.
Qualifications for the position: • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. • Licensed and in good-standing to practice law within at least one State in the United States. • Minimum of 12 years internal/external experience in advising clients with regard to complex commercial real estate matters including development/construction matters, retail and restaurant leases within a shopping center environment. • Minimum of 5 years staff management required. • Superior organizational/time management skills. • Analytical and problem solving skills. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to negotiate effectively. • Demonstrated ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment. • Strong teamwork and leadership skills.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Simon Property Group
Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales.
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