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Compass // tech-enabled real estate platform & brokerage
Greater New York City    Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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As an Associate Counsel at Compass, you work on exciting matters that require proactive legal guidance. You're part of a group of talented in-house lawyers & the projects you work on challenge you to think creatively & constructively. You are energetic & collaborative -- ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of Compasss business & work with employees & agents across the company. Your contributions will be impactful, value driven, & you will play an instrumental role on the Compass Legal Team.

At Compass You Will:

  • Draft, review, & negotiate a wide range of commercial leasing agreements to support our business operations, including lease amendments, extensions, estoppel certificates, subordination non-disturbance & attornment agreements, work letters, & construction contracts
  • Advise & assist with matters of lease portfolio administration, including document management & lease abstracting, & construction project management
  • Interpret lease terms & identify associated risks to relevant business stakeholders
  • Contribute to advising various business teams & partners on legal issues & business strategy with respect to lease-related matters
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements & legal processes, with an emphasis on efficiency & scalability
  • Assist in managing outside legal counsel on leasing transactions

What We Look For:

  • Strong academic credentials, including a JD & membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY bar a plus)
  • 2+ years of top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience with a focus on commercial leasing matters
  • Background in lease drafting & negotiation (experience with construction contracts a plus)
  • Understanding of business considerations in lease transactions
  • Confident operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail & superior organizational skills
  • A creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills & the ability to stay calm under pressure, work independently, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, & effectively manage deliverables with time-sensitive deadlines
  • A team player with low ego who can effectively work with other attorneys & legal professionals
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills & an ability to clearly & simply explain complex ideas

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyones place.

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