Legal Counsel - Real Estate
Company/organization: O'Reilly Auto Parts
The Legal Counsel - Real Estate will supervise and complete the negotiation and administration of contracts for the purchase, sale, and lease of real property. This position will identify, analyze, and resolve title, survey, environmental, and design issues to determine feasibility of property purchases and leases and will advise and counsel the Real Estate department and other relevant stakeholders regarding the same.
Essential Job Functions
- Prepare legal documents required for the acquisition and disposition of real property interests and construction of improvements, including contracts, easements, development agreements and indemnification agreements.
- Supervise completion of contract/lease contingencies and conditions during executory period of purchase contracts and leases. Identify, analyze and resolve title, survey, environmental, and design issues to determine feasibility of property purchases and leases. Coordinate closing of real estate purchase and sale contracts and leases.
- Analyze the need for applications for rezoning and subdividing of property and applications for variances from building code regulations.
- Supervise outside vendors to obtain title documents, surveys, environmental reports, and government approval for property acquisition and development.
- Assess need for outside counsel participation in transactional matters.
- Assure compliance with laws and regulations affecting real property purchase and development activities, including environmental compliance.
- Research laws affecting real property interests and provide advice and counseling to the officers and senior management of the company.
- Work with Contract Negotiations group on issues and drafting of acceptable real estate purchase contracts.
- Work with Lease Negotiations group on the drafting and negotiation of Letters of Intent (LOIs) and leases.
Skills and Qualifications
- Juris doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
- Current license to practice law in at least one state.
- 3+ years transactional real estate experience, including commercial leasing and land/building acquisitions.
- Excellent analytical and drafting skills.
- Strong negotiating and problem solving skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience dealing with and managing outside vendors and attorneys.
- Ability and desire to work independently and cross-functionally.
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and excel in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
- Experience preferred in one or more of the following:
- Environmental law.
- Construction law.
- Land use and zoning.
- Resolution of commercial property management issues.
- Real estate litigation.
This is a full-time opportunity; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.