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Burlington Director, Counsel - Real Estate (New Stores) in Burlington, New Jersey

LOCATION 1830 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016
Overview

Bring your 5+ years of experience as a retail real estate attorneyto a growing Fortune 500 retail company and certified Great Place to Work! Burlington Stores is a nationally recognized retailer of high quality, branded merchandise at everyday low prices, with over 740 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

As the Director, Counsel – Real Estate (New Stores) , you’ll represent the Company in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real estate. With a primary focus on new stores, the Director plays a key role in the implementation of Burlington’s growth strategy.
This role requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in negotiating and documenting shopping center leases, with an emphasis on anchor and junior anchor retail leasing. National scale experience preferred, but not required. The successful candidate will be skilled at taking a deal from the letter of intent stage to closing/store opening.

Experience with a variety of facilities required, including, without limitation, shopping centers, enclosed and exterior malls, urban locations, strip centers and stand-alone store locations. Experience in a large law firm or corporate setting for a major retailer or shopping center REIT is preferred, but not required. JD from an accredited law school is required. Must be a member of a State Bar with the ability to obtain New Jersey in-house certification if not admitted in New Jersey.

Major Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Negotiate and document shopping center leases, including coordination with, and inclusion of, internal business partner input. This includes the negotiation and documentation of all ancillary documents such as guaranty, exclusive use waivers, recognition and non-disturbance agreements and estoppels.

  • Plan and coordinate due diligence reviews for all transactions

  • Negotiate all necessary amendments and resolve all disputes arising prior to closing/ delivery of the store

  • Manage internal and external deal processes and drive continuous improvements and scalability in deal processes and execution. Advise Sr. Management on legal risks and recommend practical plans for managing those risks.

  • Liaise with other attorneys, outside counsel, government and municipal officials and internal departments

  • Support other real estate matters as needed, including amendments, disputes, and other issues related to the existing store chain

Burlington is committed to being an employer of choice. We offer a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work through various social responsibility initiatives. As a growing company, we offer high-performing, motivated associates a variety of professional development and career growth opportunities. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Today's Date 10/9/2020
Posting Number 2020-141229
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 1830 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Legal
Evergreen Yes

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