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Corporate Counsel, Real Estate

Corporate Counsel, Real Estate

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Job Description

Amazon’s Legal Department is looking for a talented real estate lawyer to be based in Seattle, WA to assist Amazon Web Services, a dynamic and rapidly growing business within, with a variety of real estate deals.

Amazon Web Services is at the forefront of the "cloud" computing and service industry, providing IT infrastructure services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, database services, browsers and more. As Corporate Counsel, Legal AWS, Real Estate, you will partner with AWS’ business team to acquire, develop and launch new data centers in North America and overseas. You will play an active role in the site selection process, reviewing and counseling clients on due diligence and feasibility. You will have responsibility for structuring, drafting and negotiating agreements, managing outside counsel, and counseling internal business clients on:
  • Site selection, lease agreements (both existing facilities and build-to-suits), real property purchase and sale agreements and land use and zoning issues
  • Construction agreements
  • Other commercial transactions, ranging from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value transactions
  • A broad range of property issues involving the management of our existing portfolio
You will work directly with the various business teams, providing day-to-day advice, resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries, and managing outside counsel. You will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvements. In this role, you will interact with our Public Policy, Economic Development and Tax teams. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • 4-9 years of legal experience (with at least two years at a law firm), including real estate development, acquisition and leasing
  • Enthusiastic, enjoy working hard, being challenged, and working in a fun, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar

Preferred Qualifications

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation