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Job Title: General Counsel (Real Estate Industry)! NEW ( ID: C9351 )
Career Category: In-house Counsel, Leasing, Legal Counsel, RE Development, Real Estate
Posted Date: 2018-06-21
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Our client, a leading real estate developer in North America is seeking a General Counsel (Real Estate) for their Vancouver head office.

Overseeing and leading a legal team of up to 5, the General Counsel and be the main advisor to management for all legal matters relating to the companies core activities including: property development, construction management, leasing, sales and marketing, across all Canadian and US locations (as required).


Reporting directly to the President, COO and CFO, the General Counsel is a key member of and integral to, the company’s executive leadership team, and will be responsible for:

- coordinating all legal aspects of major transactions, including but not limited to: acquisitions, development, financing, construction, leasing as well as general corporate matters (reorganizations, corporate structuring and advisory).
- Leading the legal team - providing strategic planning over the department, assigning duties and files, providing guidance and reviewing progress;
- Providing in-house advice on business matters from both a legal and business perspective
- Applying sound business acumen and analysis to legal matters as they arise
- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal agreements with respect to real estate acquisition, development, financing, construction, leasing, sales and general corporate matters
- Providing legal support to other departments, including: risk, corporate, leasing, sales & marketing, construction and development


The ideal candidate will have:

- A J.D. or LL.B. AND be admitted to the British Columbia Bar
- A minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification legal real estate experience gained in a leading law firm and/or in-house environment
- Strong business acumen and the ability to effectively manage an in-house legal team and external counsel

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented lawyer seeking a leading role with one of Canada’s preeminent, real estate firms.



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