Legal, Compliance & Risk

Arlington, VA, US, 22202

In-House Counsel - Real Estate and Construction

Role Information

Lidl US Job Description

Job Title: In-House Counsel - Real Estate and Construction

Department: Legal

Business Unit: Administration

Reports To: Director - Legal

Supervisory Role: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary

The In-House Counsel - Real Estate and Construction position provides legal advice and support to Lidl US’ Real Estate and Construction teams and other related business units within Lidl US. This position ensures that applicable business units are provided accurate and timely legal advice, and equipped with relevant policies, procedures, and written agreements. This role works to minimize the Company’s legal exposure in transactions and operations, ensure its compliance with US laws and regulations, and ensure Lidl US’ adherence to applicable Lidl international requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Provide legal support to the Company’s Real Estate, Construction and related departments, including the relevant company policies and procedures that pertain to the specific business units
  • Provide transactional/contractual support to the applicable business units, including conducting appropriate legal research, drafting contracts and related legal documents
  • Support the business in negotiations for a broad spectrum of real estate and construction matters
  • Identify and analyze complex legal issues
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements including, without limitation, commercial real estate acquisition, disposal agreements, leases, other commercial real estate transactional agreements and construction agreements
  • Provide advice and support to specific business units (including executive leadership and regional management) about legal exposure and risks, other department-wide or Company-wide consequences and recommended course for specific business area
  • Monitor state and federal legislation and government agency enforcement priorities and advise of developments that may or will affect the business units
  • Supervise and manage outside counsel and review their invoices for specific business units
  • Provide legal policies and procedures for business units that comply with US laws and regulations and Lidl international requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong contract drafting, research, analytical, and negotiation skills, with prior experience in commercial real estate and construction transactions
  • Ability to research legal issues and provide clear, concise written and oral advice
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to quickly adapt to changing circumstances

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong technical and presentation skills

 

Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from an accredited US law school
  • 1 - 4 years of experience in related field
  • Member in Good Standing of at least 1 state bar required (Virginia preferred); must be able to present certificate of Good Standing from State Bar

 

Preferred Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Experience in general corporate law, real estate, construction, and commercial transactions
  • 2 - 4 years of experience at a mid to large law firm in specific area that corresponds to business unit
  • Additional in-house experience with general knowledge of business practices at large national or international company

 

Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment, including the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) with the capability to switch job functions/roles quickly
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) more than half the time
  • Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to operate machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists
  • Ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors
  • Ability to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time

 

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires overnight domestic travel less than 25% of the time
  • This position requires overnight international travel less than 25% of the time
  • Anticipated travel will be by car, air, and/or train

Preferred

At a Glance

Location: 

Arlington, VA, US, 22202

Job Type:  Full Time
Reference Number:  15392

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