Federal Realty Investment Trust is currently sourcing for a Legal Counsel with a very strong depth of experience in retail leasing to join our Legal team in our corporate headquarters in Rockville, MD. This is for a portfolio comprised predominantly of shopping centers and urban lifestyle properties.
Responsibilities: Review, draft, negotiate and manage the process for new leases and supplemental documents from initial preparation through signing. Communicate and interact with the company’s leasing, development, property management, lease administration, tenant coordination and marketing departments as well as tenants and their counsel and brokers. Interface with and manage outside counsel as necessary and appropriate. Perform legal research, as necessary, on leases and other real estate matters. Oversight of legal matters that impact operating retail properties which may include: CC&R documents, declarations, access agreements, easement agreements and related documents for development. Counsel and advise property operations and leasing on landlord-tenant disputes, contract disputes and other operational disputes.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and JD degree from an accredited law school 7+ years’ experience in negotiating and drafting retail and office leases and other real estate documents Strong computer skills and intermediate knowledge of MSOffice Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail Strong organizational skills Proven ability to prioritize pending work and deal with time sensitive issues in an effective manner Strong legal analysis, writing and oral communication skills Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships at all levels inside and outside the company Demonstrated strong negotiating skills and business judgment High ethical standards High dedication to internal customer service in a fast-paced, team oriented environment
Federal Realty Investment Trust is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, or protected Veteran status.
Federal Realty Investment Trust does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Federal Realty Investment Trust and Federal Realty Investment Trust will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.