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Sr. Corporate Counsel - Real Estate

Sr. Corporate Counsel - Real Estate

Job ID 
532230
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
5/4/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Legal
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

External Job Description:
The Team: How often does the opportunity arise to be an early member of a team tasked with solving a huge customer need through disruptive, innovative technology, reinventing an industry? Everyone on the team, including its legal support, needs to be entrepreneurial and work in a fast-paced, ambiguous, highly collaborative environment that’s more startup than big company. If this sounds intriguing, then we’d like to talk to you about a legal real estate role to support our Amazon Go and Amazon Books teams.
The Role: As a Sr. Corporate Counsel for Real Estate, you will work with Amazon’s existing real estate attorneys to support new retail business teams to secure and launch real estate facilities. You’ll structure, draft and negotiate agreements, manage outside counsel, and advise the client team on:
  • Sourcing operations for various facilities, including numerous leasing agreements (particularly retail with a grocery/perishables/QSR focus), land use and zoning issues;
  • Construction agreements;
  • Use restrictions;
  • Procurement contracts; and
  • Other commercial transactions from the standard to the highly complex.
You’ll use a combination of outstanding legal skills, cross-functional thinking, and strategic business judgment to help the team innovate on behalf of our customers by providing them day-to-day business and real estate law counseling. The role also identifies opportunities for and implements process improvements and administers and resolves the myriad legal issues that arise in commercial relationships within real estate portfolios. You will need to thrive and deliver results in an ambiguous, fast-paced, dynamic business environment, operating in all levels of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of legal experience (at least three years at a top law firm) as a real estate attorney with significant retail leasing experience
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:
The following experience is a distinct plus:
  • In-house experience
  • Significant tenant-side experience with a variety of retail business types
  • Significant experience working with construction and utility issues
  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.


Basic Qualifications


  • 10+ years of legal experience (at least three years at a top law firm) as a real estate attorney with significant retail leasing experience
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications

The following experience is a distinct plus:
  • In-house experience
  • Significant tenant-side experience with a variety of retail business types
  • Significant experience working with construction and utility issues
  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done