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Entry Level Real Estate Counsel

Company: Atlantic Pacific Management
Location: Miami
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Entry Level Real Estate Counsel supports Senior Real Estate Counsel by providing real estate legal team support and entails primarily, the reviewing, drafting and negotiating real estate contracts, and other critical documents. The Junior Real Estate Counsel interacts with individuals at all levels of the business.Essential Functions

  • Draft, review and negotiate real estate amendments, contracts and other ancillary documents in connection with other complex transactional real estate matters.
  • Evaluates strategies, weigh options and negotiate business and legal terms within the business and risk parameters established by the senior management of the Company.
  • Performs assignments and projects as needed to facilitate and assist with the achievement of business objectives.
  • Review and analyze business and legal issues and disputes, and negotiate acceptable solutions and compromises, involving internal departments, governmental agencies, and other third parties.
  • Investigate, research, and prepare responses to demand letters from individuals and opposing counsel
  • Conduct detailed research and analysis on complex business and legal issues that have a significant impact on the business.
  • Work with outside counsel who has been assigned responsibility to handle legal matters on behalf of the Company.
  • Develop and execute departmental priorities, plan work for execution, and evaluate completed transactions.
  • Maintain records and documentation of completed real estate transactions.
  • Troubleshoot and correct operational bottlenecks in the contract negotiation process.
  • Cooperating and collaborating with other functional areas of the business such as construction; facilities management; tax; finance; accounting; budgeting; insurance; procurement; safety and health; public relations, and legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide litigation support including, but not limited to, collecting, organizing and producing documents in response to all types of discovery requests, drafting and/or revising written responses to discovery requests, managing litigation calendars and maintaining litigation files.
  • Assist Senior Real Estate Counsel with policy drafting and revisions
  • Conduct legal and factual research as requested by in-house counsel
  • Interact effectively and efficiently with the Company’s external counsel and any opposing parties as needed
  • Communicate and effectively partner with internal departments and senior leaders, and represent the team in a helpful and professional manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Real Estate CounselKnowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements
    • JD from an ABA-accredited law school
    • BBA/BA/BS degree required with exposure to laws and legal requirements applicable to contracts
    • Self-starter/independent worker with a high level of creativity, and an ability to creatively solve problems with a variety of variables
    • Good understanding of various legal processes.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, some financial reports, legal documents or governmental regulations.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. In addition, the ability to effectively speak and present to large groups is required.
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to create and implement efficient execution strategies and methodologies appropriate for a real estate service environment.
    • Ability to interface successfully with all levels of management within the Company and with outside legal professionals
    • Must enjoy helping people and have a patient, tactful manner
    • Strong and quick decision-making and analytical abilities
    • Ability to utilize appropriate discretion and judgment in dispensing information
    • Strong work ethic and team player mentality with a positive, proactive attitude
    • Ability to multi-task and consistently meet aggressive and time-sensitive deadlines
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PPT, and Lexis Nexis and WestlawIn addition to a rewarding career,What We Offer:100% Employer-Provided Health Insurance (after 30 days of employment)Dental and Vision InsuranceLife Insurance, and Long Term DisabilityFlexible Spending AccountsPaid Time-Off/Holidays401(k) Retirement PlanEmployee Referral ProgramEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployee Discounts ProgramCompany DescriptionAtlantic - Pacific Companies is a dynamic industry leader, with a growing and diverse portfolio of properties throughout Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Southern California. At Atlantic - Pacific, we recognize that our employees are the most crucial element to our success. Our family culture drives our actions, and we take great pride in our community of capable professionals. We focus on providing the necessary tools for a healthy and productive work environment, as well as opportunities for growth and advancement, in order to create a mutually beneficial relationship between employees, owners, and customers.

      Keywords: Atlantic Pacific Management, The Hammocks, Entry Level Real Estate Counsel, Legal, Miami, Florida

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