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Senior Counsel, Leasing

Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen

Legal
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

sweetgreen is seeking a talented and experienced leasing attorney to join our growing legal team. As a Senior Counsel, Leasing. You'll play a vital role in supporting sweetgreen in all aspects of real estate transactions, including the negotiation of lease transactions, developing legal strategies, and advising on general real estate portfolio management matters. The ideal candidate will have proven success as a leasing attorney and the ability to successfully work independently yet also thrive in a team-oriented environment.

You will:

  • Oversee the legal leasing portfolio in collaboration with the real estate team
  • Draft, review, and negotiate complex retail leases and ancillary lease documents, lease amendments, construction contracts, waivers, subordination agreements, estoppels, termination agreements, and other real estate documents
  • Prepare legal notices, partner with cross-functional team to resolve landlord disputes, and identify and hire litigation counsel, as necessary
  • Review and analyze existing agreements to assist management with proper operation of assets and risk assessment of various courses of action
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with store development, operations, finance, and other cross-functional team members
  • Review and analyze letters of intent for new lease deals and lease modification
  • Develop policies, trainings, templates and processes
  • Assist with deal tracking and project management
  • Maintain abstracts, lease summary charts, and lease form
  • Effectively negotiate resolution of claims
  • Manage outside counsel and outside counsel legal budgets

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to CA State Bar
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in retail leasing
  • Team player with excellent drafting, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to translate legal complexities into business-oriented solutions
  • Flexible, well-organized and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

What you'll get:

  • Highly competitive pay + bonus plan
  • Three different medical plans to suit your and your family's needs
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO plan
  • 401k program
  • Employee HSA and FSA
  • Complimentary greens
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative team of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag

Come join the sweetlife!

About sweetgreen

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

Salary range for this role:
Starting salary range based on experience
$150,000$175,000 USD
sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.
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sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.