The corporate office of PetSmart (located in north Phoenix) has an immediate opening for a Counsel level attorney in the Legal Department. This position will report to the Managing Attorney, Real Estate. In general, the Counsel will:
Work with, and provide legal counsel and services to, the Real Estate and Construction business units on numerous customary and complex matters, including: (i) interpreting lease provisions and providing counsel on lease administration matters, (ii) assisting in the resolution of lease disputes and (iii) drafting and negotiating leases, amendments, estoppels, SNDAs, consents, letter agreements, license agreements, notices, settlement agreements and other real estate related documents.
Work with other in-house counsel and paralegals to ensure PetSmart’s real estate objectives are achieved.
Interface with all levels of associates within PetSmart, including senior management.
Represent and speak for PetSmart.
Work with landlords, other retailers, lenders and other third parties to ensure PetSmart’s real estate objectives are achieved.
Oversee the work of several paralegals to ensure competent and complete support is provided to the Real Estate and Construction business units and assigned tasks are successfully completed.
JD with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in retail leasing (prior in-house retail real estate experience is preferred)
currently licensed and in good standing with the Arizona bar, or currently licensed and in good standing with another state bar and able to meet the qualifications to work in Arizona as in-house counsel
superior analytical, negotiating and writing skills
strong project management and leadership skills
team player that is serious about the job but not about themselves
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: LG-18-6267
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