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We have an incredible opportunity for a Real Estate Counsel with 10+ years of leasing and development experience. The ideal candidate will have (i) extensive first chair role, national leasing and subleasing experience for both landlords and tenants (with tenant side, retail leasing a requirement), (ii) Real Estate development experience (with retail experience a priority, including some shopping center development and reciprocal easement agreement transactions), and (iii) a broad general Real Estate background, including the ability to handle acquisition, disposition, finance and other general portfolio management matters for several client teams.
The Counsel role is a salaried position open to candidates looking for full time employment who may not seek to be in a partner-track position, but who want to continue to do sophisticated real estate and leasing work for larger client teams with immediate and material direct client involvement and responsibilities. Chicago area candidates a strong preference, but will consider qualified candidates located near any of our U.S. national offices.
10+ years of real estate experience, specifically in leasing and development.
Top law firm experience with excellent academic credentials.
Strong analytical skills.
Polished personal and verbal communication skills, including strong negotiation and client relation and management abilities.
Outstanding written communication and complex drafting skills required.
Strong work ethic, including experience managing a large number of transactions concurrently.
Outstanding deal and time management skills, including the ability to handle a heavy work load efficiently and to manage junior attorneys and paralegals.
Desire to work on and become an integral part of several client teams.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
As one of the largest real estate practices in the United States, Seyfarth’s National Real Estate group of more than 130 attorneys has helped clients close some of the most notable transactions over the last several years, and is recognized for bringing creative structures to sophisticated commercial real estate matters and helping our clients achieve their goals. Seyfarth’s real estate practice has a tremendous breadth of expertise and is routinely recognized within the industry, praised for being “fully attuned to the needs of the client” by Legal 500. Legal 500 has also recognized Seyfarth's real estate practice as a national leader in the real estate industry for nine consecutive years (2011-2019). Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News ranked Seyfarth among the top 15 most powerful real estate practices in the nation (2017), and The Best Lawyers in America named 25 of Seyfarth's real estate attorneys as leaders in the field (2019).
We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. For real estate attorneys, we provide comprehensive training, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, Working Mother magazine, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 3.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.
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