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Assistant Legal Counsel

Hilliard, OH
Full Time
Practice Areas: Real Estate, Corporate Transactions Exp.: 3 - 5 Years Salary: $75,000 Yearly
Let Us Tell You About this Position:
In this role you work collaboratively with the Chief Legal Counsel to draft, review, and negotiate for all areas of the organization. The work is executed in close cooperation with other departments along with external consultants, legal counsel, and clients. Your focus on building and maintaining effective relationships is complimented by your proactive and calm demeanor. You will review documentation, make educated recommendations, and solve problems confidently. You bring new ideas to the table and are team oriented.

What are the Key Objectives:
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of real estate agreements including but not limited to leases, architectural agreements, licensing agreements, construction contracts, and operating agreements
  • Collaborate, respond, and provide legal guidance for closing process on acquisitions, sales, and financings
  • Prepare closing documents, the title search, and certification
  • Review and prepare purchase and sale agreements, including negotiating terms
  • Assist in the draft, review, and final negotiation of all real estate lease documents, purchase contracts, LLC operating agreements, closing and loan documents as well as Letters of Intent and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Draft and negotiate real estate-related development agreements, such as options, leases, purchase agreements, easements, crossing agreements, non-disturbance agreements and surface waivers
  • Conduct broad range of real estate related project due diligence, including reviewing surveys and title reports and obtaining title insurance policies and endorsements;
  • Interface with outside consultants, such as surveyors and title companies
  • Coordinate efforts with other internal teams to propose appropriate risk management, identify critical project risk issues and make recommendations and provide summation of documents for execution
  • Assist with issues of State real estate legal compliance matters

Who Do You Work With and Who Guides Your Career:
  • A variety of individuals, both internal and external, including executive leaders, brokers, project managers, and the VP of Legal Services. You are guided by the Chief Legal Counsel, who mentors you and supports career growth.

What You Offer:
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service orientation and responsiveness
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and employ time management to prioritize client needs
  • Reliable with strong work-ethic
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Ability to travel, occasionally, including overnight stays
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Your Background:
  • JD from an accredited institution
  • Licensed Attorney in the state of Ohio
  • 3-5 years’ prior experience in real estate and general corporate transactions
  • Experience with construction contracts, preferred
  • Licensure in the state of Florida, desired

Equity is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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