As an Associate Counsel at Compass, you work on exciting matters that require proactive legal guidance. You’re part of a group of talented in-house lawyers and the projects you work on challenge you to think creatively and constructively. You are energetic and collaborative — ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of Compasss business and work with employees and agents across the company. Your contributions will be impactful, value driven, and you will play an instrumental role on the Compass Legal Team.

At Compass You Will:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of commercial leasing agreements to support our business operations, including lease amendments, extensions, estoppel certificates, subordination non-disturbance and attornment agreements, work letters, and construction contracts
  • Advise and assist with matters of lease portfolio administration, including document management and lease abstracting, and construction project management
  • Interpret lease terms and identify associated risks to relevant business stakeholders
  • Contribute to advising various business teams and partners on legal issues and business strategy with respect to lease-related matters
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes, with an emphasis on efficiency and scalability
  • Assist in managing outside legal counsel on leasing transactions

What We Look For:

  • Strong academic credentials, including a JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY bar a plus)
  • 2+ years of top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience with a focus on commercial leasing matters
  • Background in lease drafting and negotiation (experience with construction contracts a plus)
  • Understanding of business considerations in lease transactions
  • Confident operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • A creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure, work independently, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and effectively manage deliverables with time-sensitive deadlines
  • A team player with low ego who can effectively work with other attorneys and legal professionals
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and an ability to clearly and simply explain complex ideas

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyones place.


Greater New York City


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