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Corporate Indianapolis

Seeking an experienced commercial real estate attorney for the position of SR Attorney, Legal Leasing to be part of the Legal Leasing team

The Sr. Attorney , Legal Leasing, position calls for a seasoned professional who takes a thoughtful and solutions-oriented approach to issues within the framework of the business directives of the company, The goal is to reach a beneficial resolution to the completion of lease negotiation and drafting and related matters in a timely manner.

This position entails a combination of

  • Prepare and Negotiate leases, ancillary documents and other documentation from inception thru Execution
  • Research prior tenant leases and/or existing tenant templates. Identify opportunities to enhance
  • Utilize the internal online resources to identify key items regarding specific centers;
  • Identify items of global value and present such information to assigned Director for dissemination throughout the department;
  • Provide thoughtful business minded counsel/guidance to Leasing regarding the economic impact of conforming issues and tenant requests, and identify and clarify economic terms and general business issues;
  • Review tenant comments and provide counsel/guidance to Leasing concernin the legal and business issues raised by such comments;
  • Prepare timely and accurate entries into the online system regarding issues to be addressed, noting those items requiring further approval.
  • Perform timely follow-up with Tenants & Leasing Agents to ensure proper urgency and status is involved
  • Manage Research and Analysis projects:
    • Analyze leases and related documents, verifying the terms set forth therein and prepare a summary of such analysis which provides direction/recommendation with regard to the stated purpose(s) of the research project;
    • Review leases and related documents to make sure the document and SSLE accurately reflect the business terms negotiated, and
    • Research and interpret lease language as requested by various departments, including but not limited to Leasing, Lease Accounting, Collections and Mall Management.

Qualifications for the position:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed and in good-standing to practice law within at least one State in the United States.
  • Minimum of 5 years internal/external experience in advising clients with regard to complex commercial real estate matters including development/construction matters, retail and restaurant leases within a shopping center environment. .
  • Superior organizational/time management skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills.

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