Description:

Overview:
Federal Realty is a proven leader in the ownership, operation, and redevelopment of premium retail real estate in the country's best markets. We believe we are one of the most innovative and dynamic real estate companies you can work for, with a well-respected real estate team. We encourage you to research Federal Realty to learn about our high-quality community shopping centers and mixed-use properties. While Federal Realty is one of the largest publicly traded real estate investment trusts in the country (as measured by the value of our shopping centers), we function and operate as a small company. Team members with initiative and ability can get involved in many facets of our business operations. We encourage you to look us up on LinkedIn and follow Federal Realty.

We are currently sourcing for a business-oriented retail real estate attorney to join our Legal team in our corporate headquarters located in Rockville, MD. Experience with office leasing is helpful as well. The Legal Counsel will primarily review, draft, negotiate and manage the process of lease negotiations, including initial leases and supplemental lease documents from initial preparation through execution for properties across the Federal portfolio. The Legal Counsel will work closely with the leasing team and internal construction, lease administration, and development departments.

Responsibilities:
  • Review, draft, negotiate and manage the process for lease documents, secondary lease related documents and other supplemental documents from initial preparation through execution.
  • Communicate and interact with the company’s leasing, development, lease administration departments, as well as tenants, their counsel and brokers.
  • Oversee legal matters that impact operating properties including preparation of notices and letter amendments to the leases through resolution of matters/claims; research relating to property operations, use restrictions, and landlord-tenant rights; and interpretation of lease language as requested.
  • Partner, counsel and advise property operations, lease administration and leasing on landlord-tenant disputes.
  • Partner, counsel and advise property operations on property management issues and coordinate with property and asset managers as needed.
  • Perform legal research, as necessary, on leases and other real estate matters.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and JD degree from an accredited law school
  • 6-10 years’ experience in negotiating and drafting retail and office leases and other real estate documents with strong negotiating skills and business judgment
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Proven ability to prioritize pending work and deal with time sensitive issues in an effective manner
  • Strong legal analysis, writing and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships at all levels inside and outside the company
  • High level of independent thinking and ethical standards
  • High dedication to internal customer service in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong computer skills and intermediate knowledge of MSOffice (knowledge of SalesForce software is helpful)