Director Counsel, Real Estate (FT Remote or Hybrid)

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 06, 2022
Closes
Jul 13, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:

Director Counsel, Real Estate

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 2022

About Us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.‚Äč Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work, and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive and beloved retail brand, the Target Law Department is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of legal pros, each with valuable expertise from several disciplines. This team advocates for Target and its business and works across the entire company to provide internal clients with business and legal advice. Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business and building relationships with the senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be key to tackling the ever-changing legal challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail landscape.

As a Director Counsel, Real Estate you will provide transactional support, legal advice, and strategic direction to Target on a wide variety of matters in support of Target's real estate strategies and operations. The work will include the following:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of real estate transactions in support of Target's extensive existing store portfolio and new store growth initiatives, including leasing (ground and building leases), purchase and sale agreements, operating and easement agreements, site development agreements, and other agreements.
  • Representing Target's interests externally with developers, landlords, co-tenants, governmental authorities and other third parties.
  • Collaborating closely with experienced paralegal team to drive efficient title review and closing processes for each real estate transaction.
  • Providing general legal support, advice and training to business partners related to transaction structuring and strategy, key contract provisions, commercial disputes, process improvements, and other matters impacting Target's real estate portfolio.
  • Retaining and managing outside counsel resources.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with a broad set of internal partners (both business and legal) and outside resources.


About You:
  • At least five (5) years of full-time experience as a commercial real estate attorney with a strong emphasis on transactional work described above.
  • Excellent sense of prioritization and highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and client relationships in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong writing, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Business-oriented problem solver and a flexible team player.
  • Excellent analysis and negotiation skills with the ability to balance legal risks with business imperatives associated with complex real estate transactions and other matters.
  • Retail real estate experience is preferred, but not required for consideration.
  • J.D. degree with excellent academic credentials from accredited law school.
  • Admitted or eligible for admission to the Minnesota bar.


This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $137,500 to $247,500. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond..

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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