Corporate Counsel, Real Estate, Ops Real Estate and Construction Legal
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Job summary Work hard, have fun, make history. That's what we do every day at Amazon. Would you like the opportunity to work on projects that impact all of our unique and cutting-edge lines of business? Do you enjoy interfacing with teams around the globe? As Corporate Counsel, Real Estate, you will work with cross-functional stakeholders to support Amazon’s real estate teams and partner with them to acquire, launch and manage Amazon's fulfillment network facilities in North America and beyond.
This position structures, drafts and negotiates agreements, manages outside counsel, and counsels internal business clients on:
Sourcing industrial and support facilities, including acquisitions and leasing agreements (both existing facilities and build-to-suits);
Land use, entitlements, and zoning issues;
Construction agreements; and
Other commercial transactions, ranging from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value transactions.
The role also provides day-to-day business and real estate law counseling; identifies opportunities for and implements process improvements; administers and resolves legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships; and handles pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.
This position can sit in Seattle, Arlington (HQ2), LA Area, SF Bay Area or New York City.
J.D. degree from an accredited law school and active membership in one state bar is required
5+ years of legal experience (with at least three years at a law firm) as a real estate attorney
Strong written and oral communication skills
In-house experience in a technology or Internet company or real estate company
Experience managing complex real estate transactions, including international real estate transactions
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines
Strong analytical skills
Practical legal and business judgment and ability to make recommendations to senior business leaders
The ability to work autonomously, and as part of a global legal team where required
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995 and strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online. Amazon operates a world-class network of technologically advanced fulfillment properties across North America, Europe, the Middle East. and Africa, Japan, and India. The rapid growth of Amazon’s retail and Fulfillment by Amazon businesses requires continued expansion of the network on the largest scale of any other user in the US. Our growth in the years ahead will continue to be historic.