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Senior Real Estate Counsel

Posted May 22
Full Time
Marlborough, Massachusetts

The Senior Real Estate Counsel will serve as lead real estate leasing and transaction counsel concerning retail locations, distribution centers, gas stations, and other company locations.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Negotiate and draft leases, purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, REAs, and various other commercial real estate documents, including lease amendments, ground leases, condominium documents, construction agreements, subleases, SNDAs, estoppel certificates, letter agreements, and default notices.
  • Provide legal guidance to various in-house clients regarding lease provisions, operational issues, violations, signage, construction issues, access agreements, landlord/tenant disputes, and repair and maintenance issues.
  • Analyze title and surveys and identify potential environmental risk and liability.
  • Work with outside counsel as necessary
  • Assist in management of all real estate related litigation.
  • Assist in updating the Company’s real estate documents and forms.
  • Assist local land use counsel as needed with respect to zoning, permitting, incentives and similar matters.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and law degree from a top college or university
  • In-depth experience as deal counsel, particularly leasing experience and development experience, with significant experience on behalf of retail organization(s)
  • Familiarity with reciprocal easement agreements, development agreements, joint ventures, condominiums, bankruptcy, condemnation, sale leasebacks, assignments, and environmental matters.
  • Strong big box retail negotiating skills and experience with major national and east coast regional shopping center developers and landlords.
  • 8-10 years’ experience at a top law firm and/or in-house environment
  • Team player with a sense of humor
  • Flexible and willing to pitch in wherever new issues arise
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects without supervision
  • Experience in construction law and familiarity with construction contracts preferred.