Senior Legal Counsel

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Exp.: 10 - 15 Years
The successful candidate for this position will join a lean, dynamic legal team with direct responsibility for providing corporate, transactional and litigation legal support to C&W's Owner & Occupier Services businesses in North America. The candidate will be responsible for proactively supporting the Owner & Occupier Services businesses, with a varied client base, and fostering C&W's dynamic, collaborative and practical culture. This position may also include providing ad hoc assistance on special projects as they arise and this position reports to the Assistant General Counsel - Owner & Occupier Services.

Job Description:
Essential Job Duties:
  • Analyze, draft, negotiate, finalize and oversee the approval process for all commercial agreements and request for proposal responses for the Owner & Occupier Services businesses in North America, which includes the following service lines: Global Occupier Services, Portfolio Services Center, Facility Solutions, Asset Services, Facility Services, and Project & Development Services.
  • Consistently analyze and mitigate complex contractual risk, while increasing efficiency and consistency in contracting.
  • Advise and counsel internal clients with respect to the legal policies and the legal implications of proposed transactions; maintain open communication and good working relationships with both internal clients and clients of the Company.
  • Oversee litigation matters for the Owner & Occupier Services businesses in North America, in coordination with outside counsel and the Assistant General Counsel - Owner & Occupier Services.
  • Collaborate with Counsel and internal business clients to share best practices, implement risk management strategies, craft negotiation strategy and follow corporate directives, policies and procedures.
  • Assist AGC - OOS to develop training for internal clients and the North America Legal Group.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to work under time-sensitive deadlines and be productive in fast-paced environments with multiple competing priorities.
  • Research, analyze and keep current on legal issues and laws, legislation, regulations and court decisions affecting the real estate industry and real estate service providers.
  • Collaborate with legal counsel on procurement activities and with the North America Compliance Director on compliance matters.
  • Perform other related duties as required or requested.

  • J.D. from a leading law school required
  • Combination of private practice and in-house experience preferred
  • Bar admission in good standing
  • Requires 10 to 15 years of experience

  • Expertise in IFM and real estate outsourcing
  • Demonstrated Customer/Client Focus
  • Ability to be productive in stressful, time-sensitive situations and fast-paced environments
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational, writing and communication skills
  • Strategic problem solver
  • Collaborative and creative

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