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Corporate Counsel - Real Estate (Candidate search)

Sunday, February 09, 2020 8:24 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)
  • Job Summary

    The , is responsible for drafting, preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating (in person, over conference calls and via email) and revising legal documents (including, without limitation, purchase and sale agreements, closing documents, commercial leases and other related documents) and managing the legal due diligence efforts, primarily, but not exclusively supporting the Company’s legal real estate and expansion efforts.  This position works cross departmentally and aims to reduce Niagara’s risk through document review and conducting legal due diligence for real estate transactions.  This is a full-time exempt position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; however, evening and weekends will be required as job duties demand.

    Essential Functions

  • ·       Drafts and negotiates terms, conditions, standards and language with minimal supervision for a variety of real estate and expansion related documents.
  • ·       Manages legal due diligence for real estate and expansion both directly and through outside counsel.
  • ·       Drafts and negotiates terms, conditions, standards and language with minimal supervision for other contracts and legal documents, as needed.
  • ·       Maintains accurate records and files in matrices and databases to ensure reporting accuracy.
  • ·       Misc. legal projects requested on an as-needed basis.
  • ·       Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.
  • Qualifications

  • ·       Minimum Qualifications:
  • o   8+ Years – Experience in Field
  • o   8+ Years – Experience working in Position
  •               *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
  • ·       Preferred Qualifications:
  • o   10+ Years – Experience in Field 
  • o   10+ Years – Experience working in Position  
  • *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
  • Competencies

    Proficiency in, but not limited to:

  • ·       Effective negotiation, organizational and decision making skills with ability to plan, prioritize and multi-task;
  • ·       Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills;
  • ·       Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and vendors;
  • ·       The position has extensive contact with various levels of both internal and external customers;
  • ·       Ability to review, comprehend, and, as necessary, rephrase/edit complicated legal language;
  • ·       Excellent business and legal writing skills;
  • ·       Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) to all levels of the organization and outside parties;
  • ·       Advanced knowledge of contract law and its application in the purchasing and sale processes;
  • ·       Strong leadership skills;
  • ·       Very detail oriented;
  • ·       Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • ·       Professional, self-motivated, flexible and able to meet deadlines under a high volume workload in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with minimal supervision;
  • ·       Strong grammar and spelling;
  • ·       Excellent computer skills in Excel, contracts databases and MS Word.  Knowledge of Oracle a plus; and
  • ·       Positive attitude, ethics and values which support our company’s values, the team and environment and a healthy, high-performance culture.
  • This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • ·       Lead Like an Owner
  • o   Makes safety the number one priority
  • o   Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
  • o   Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
  • o   Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
  • o   Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
  • o   Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
  • ·       InnovACT
  • o   Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
  • o   Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
  • o   Increases performance through greater efficiency
  • ·       Find a Way
  • o   Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
  • o   Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
  • o   Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
  • ·       Empowered to be Great
  • o   Consistently looks for ways to improve one’s self through growth and development opportunities
  • o   Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
  • o   Communicates effectively to manage expectations
  • Education

  • ·       Minimum Required:  
  • o   Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Certification/License: 

  • ·       Required:             Licensed to practice law in one of the 50 states in the USA
  • ·       Preferred:            Licensed to practice law in the State of California
  • Foreign Language 

  • ·       Required:              None Required
  • ·       Preferred:             Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Please send all contract requests to: Caroline.Djang@bbklaw.com

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