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Director - Real Estate Counsel at The Children's Place

The Children's Place


Senior Level

Secaucus, NJ, USA

Not defined

12 Nov → 12 Dec


Job Description

This position will be responsible for executing the legal function of the real estate department (known internally as “Store Development”).

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary counsel for all matters related to the Company’s real estate portfolio
  • Negotiate, draft, and review retail leases (with a focus on retail store leases in U.S. and Canada), lease amendments, lease restructurings, termination agreements, construction exhibits and other real estate contracts, lease action documentation and related real estate documentation (e.g., estoppels, SNDAs, letters of intent, default letters and other Landlord/Tenant correspondences)
  • Provide ad-hoc legal counsel on all real estate related matters, including interpreting and analyzing existing agreements, and advising on disputes and strategy
  • Manage a high volume of leases, and in a highly organized and professional manner; able to work well in a collegial but fast-paced environment and to collaborate with intra-departmental and cross-departmental business partners as well as outside brokers, consultants and attorneys
  • Manage and act as liaison with outside counsel for more complex real estate issues and negotiations, and manage junior legal professional(s)

Requirements / Qualifications

  • 5-15 years of relevant leasing and commercial real estate legal experience in a law firm and/or in a corporate in-house legal role (retail experience a plus); compensation to be commensurate with experience level

  • Strong academic credentials, including a J.D. degree from an accredited law school and membership in good standing in at least one state bar

  • Proven ability to independently, and on a “first-chair” basis, structure, draft, negotiate, manage and close sophisticated leasing transactions

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong negotiation ability, with an eye toward pragmatic, mutually beneficial outcomes

  • Proven ability to handle stressful situations, a high-volume workload, and provide client service in a calm and professional manner

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