Commercial Real Estate Counsel

Charlotte, NC
Full Time
Job #: R0046823 Exp.: 3 - 5 Years
Due to expanded growth Truist Financial is currently seeking additional Commercial Real Estate Attorneys to serve as a Senior Counsel reporting to an Associate General Counsel and will be a part of the Corporate Real Estate & Workplace legal team.
The Corporate Real Estate & Workplace legal team provides legal services related to Truist’s use of real estate for the organization’s own use, including offices, branches and ATMs.

Positions can be in Charlotte, NC and/or Atlanta, GA

Posting as a multi-level role and candidates will be placed in appropriate level job grade based on experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.
  • Provide support to attorneys within the Legal Department, as well as lines of business with limited supervision..
  • Providing legal support for a wide variety of real estate transactions, including negotiating, drafting and reviewing letters of intent, lease agreements, lease amendments, purchase and sale agreements, lease termination agreements, management agreements, vendor agreement and master service agreements, broker agreements, deeds, easement agreements, non-disturbance agreements and other real estate related legal documents.
  • Providing legal counsel to management and business partners in Corporate Real Estate & Workplace line of business on a wide spectrum of matters, including, but not limited to:
    • Aviation
    • Corporate Security
    • ADA
    • OSHA
    • Environmental
    • Corporate Security
    • Local Licensure
    • Construction
    • Litigation
    • M&A
    • Landlord/ Tenant disputes
    • Land Use
  • Responsible for identifying and assessing legal risk, providing legal advice, and/or assisting in resolving and/or escalating matters which may present potential exposure to the company.
  • Partnering with Risk and Compliance Functions to update and maintain related Policies and Procedures.
  • Providing support in connection with the development and maintenance of standard documentation system/ legal forms.
  • Performing legal research on issues pertaining to real estate matters.

Required Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and licensed to practice law in good standing
  • 3 -5 years of post-bar experience in a law firm, government, and/or corporate settings
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize matters, utilize time management skills, and move between matters fluidly
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload, manage stress effectively and meet critical deadlines
  • Team-oriented mentality and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic computer applications, such as Microsoft Office software products

Preferred Qualifications:
The candidate must be a self-starter, able to handle a wide range of commercial real estate transactional matters and be able to work quickly and cooperatively with all levels of management, including senior management in the environment of a large, complex financial services corporation focused on delivering results and managing expenses. Ability to manage competing priorities on a regular basis in a fast-paced environment and with high level of autonomy.

Other Job Requirements / Working Conditions
Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)

Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)

Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)

Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)

Up to 10 lbs.

Visual / Audio / Speaking
Able to access and interpret client information received from the computer and able to hear and speak with individuals in person and on the phone.

Manual Dexterity / Keyboarding
Able to work standard office equipment, including PC keyboard and mouse, copy/fax machines, and printers.

Able to work all hours scheduled, including overtime as directed by manager/supervisor and required by business need.

Up to 25%

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