Associate Counsel, Real Estate
Darden - Orlando, FL

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The Associate Counsel, New Real Estate supports the Company's acquisition and development of new restaurant properties and the disposition of existing real estate development properties. This position manages or assists in managing a team consisting of one or more paralegals and/or administrative support personnel in the areas of New Restaurant Development and provides proactive legal counsel in matters related to survey, title, environmental, due diligence, construction and other commercial real estate matters.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
-Negotiates, drafts and reviews purchase agreements and leases related to the acquisition of new restaurant development properties and the disposition of existing restaurant development properties and excess land
-Provides supervision, review and advice related to survey, title, environmental, due diligence, construction and other commercial real estate matters
-Interacts with Development senior leaders on commercial real estate matters
-Applies innovative problem-solving skills and business judgment to assist the Company in maximizing revenue opportunities, managing risks and fostering business relationships in its commercial real estate dealings
-Assists Vice President - Development Law in special projects and other work related to the company's real estate assets and real estate development activities
-Manages or assists in managing a team consisting of one or more legal assistants and administrative support personnel
-Assists Vice President - Development Law in developing team members by supporting training, development, and other professional growth opportunities; assists in managing individual and team performance through coaching, feedback, and performance management discussions calibrated across the law department

REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:
-Minimum of 6+ years experience as a commercial real estate attorney in a major law firm or corporate law department with emphasis on commercial real estate transactions and development work, including commercial leasing
-Licensed to practice law and in good standing under the Bar of any state that enables admission to practice as in-house counsel in Florida

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
-Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school required

OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
-Excellent project management, writing, research, communication, organizational and problem solving skills
-Demonstrated strong initiative and ability to handle multiple projects/roles requiring the collaboration of multiple functional groups
-Proven team orientation skills working on a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
-Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work in a matrix environment; proven capability leading and influencing cross-functional teams

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