We have an incredible opportunity for a Real Estate attorney with at least 8 years of leasing and development experience, along with exposure to new retail store development and/or renovation transactions and related reciprocal easement agreement negotiations.
As one of the largest real estate practices in the United States, Seyfarth’s National Real Estate group of more than 130 attorneys has helped clients close some of the most notable transactions over the last several years, and is recognized for bringing creative structures to sophisticated commercial real estate matters and helping our clients achieve their goals. Seyfarth’s real estate practice has a tremendous breadth of expertise and is routinely recognized within the industry, praised for being “fully attuned to the needs of the client” by Legal 500. Legal 500 has also recognized Seyfarth's real estate practice as a national leader in the real estate industry for nine consecutive years (2011-2019). Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News ranked Seyfarth among the top 15 most powerful real estate practices in the nation (2017), and The Best Lawyers in America named 25 of Seyfarth's real estate attorneys as leaders in the field (2019).
Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. We have been first-to-market on many legal service delivery innovations and we continue to break new ground with our clients every day. This long history of excellence and innovation has created a culture with a sense of purpose and belonging for all. In turn, our culture drives our commitment to the growth of our clients, the diversity of our people, and the resilience of our workforce.
As an attorney in the Real Estate Department, you’ll have the opportunity to work on interesting, challenging, and groundbreaking cases in collaboration with other senior attorneys. Responsibilities will include the following:
Leases for retail locations, offices, warehouses and distribution centers (new locations, relocations and renegotiations at end of lease term) including related diligence review
Amendments to leases including expansions and reductions
Subleases and assignments of leases to third parties
Estoppel certificates and non-disturbance agreements with lenders and owners
Termination of lease agreements
Purchase and sales agreements
Evaluate use restrictions affecting retail premises and negotiating with other retailers to obtain waivers of use exclusives
Provide legal counsel and guidance to management regarding landlord/tenant/subtenant notices and disputes
The ideal candidate will have experience with retail, office and / or industrial leasing as well as real estate development and acquisitions.
Candidates should have experience with negotiating leases, subleases, and purchase and sale agreements.
Excellent academic credentials, analytical skills and verbal and written communication skills required.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. For real estate attorneys, we provide comprehensive training, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, Working Mother magazine, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.
MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:
With more than 900 lawyers across 17 Offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.
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