Description:

About the job
The Associate Attorney assists the General Counsel with legal projects involving commercial real estate transactions, primarily acquisitions, leases, title and survey review, loans, easements, and dispositions. The Associate Attorney drafts various real estate documents for review by the General Counsel and reviews and revises real estate documents drafted by paralegals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare drafts of various documents incident to real estate transactions, including purchase agreements, leases, easements, and construction agreements.
  • Review title documents and surveys to identify potential title issues and prepare Title Issues Checklists and Title Objection Letters.
  • Review title documents (association by-laws and covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), easements, maintenance agreements, etc.) to identify development and construction limitations and requirements, approval requirements, maintenance obligations and financial obligations.
  • Assist General Counsel in preparing and updating a library of legal forms, reviewing, and organizing other company contracts and documents and such other legal projects in the areas of real estate, construction law, and employment law as needed.
  • Perform legal research as directed internally by the General Counsel.
  • Perform periodic litigation support, including drafting responses to subpoenas and document discovery.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications
  • 2-years’ experience in commercial real estate transactions.
  • JD degree, licensed to practice law and in good standing in at least one State.
  • Candidate must have a strong skill level In Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Experience with real estate transactions, including purchases, sales and leases of commercial real estate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate detailed and complex information to others.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to organize self and others.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, in a dynamic environment, including responding to urgent situations as needed, prioritizing multiple business objectives, and meeting deadlines and milestones for projects assigned.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people across cultures and geographic locations, to deliver consistent and timely results.
  • Possess characteristics such as diligence, integrity, professionalism, accountability, and proactiveness in resolving issues.
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to discreetly handle confidential and sensitive information.