Assist Real Estate Law Attorneys in the preparation and assembly of leases, amendments and other documentation, and provide litigation support as requested.
Prepare lease documentation and related legal documents for new and existing store, office and warehouse facilities:
Prepare exhibits for leases and other in-house generated legal documents.
Prepare memoranda of lease.
Compile documentation and oversee the preparation of execution sets of new lease documents for the Real Estate Law Department.
Obtain and review due diligence materials from landlord representatives and/or outside counsel, including survey and title documents, CCRs, OEAs, REAs, and environmental reports to surface legal issues that could impair the development or operation of a proposed Ross facility.
Obtain and confirm legal descriptions to ensure that they describe the property on which the Ross facility is to be located.
Obtain and review exclusive use provisions contained in leases for other tenants in proposed shopping center developments to identify potential conflicts with Ross uses, and make initial recommendations to Real Estate Law Attorneys regarding required waivers.
Proof read leases and related documentation prepared by Real Estate Law Attorneys.
Prepare lease-related and other miscellaneous legal documents and perform related tasks
Prepare Estoppel Certificates based on information received from real estate, property management, construction, and facilities departments.
Under the supervision of Real Estate Law Attorneys, and within guidelines established by Real Estate Law Attorneys, negotiate and draft Subordination, Attornment and Non-Disturbance Agreements with Landlords and their Lenders.
Maintain internal litigation files for disputes arising out of Ross leases.
Under the supervision of Ross Real Estate Law Attorneys, obtain and organize information from relevant departments in response to discovery requests in connection with pending litigation.
Under the supervision of Ross Real Estate Law Attorneys, review mechanic's lien filings and prepare correspondence to Landlord or follow up internally, as appropriate, to facilitate removal of lien.
Prepare transmittals to Property Management department regarding change of landlord information as determined by estoppel process
Collect and distribute lease information, including redacted leases, to risk management personnel, as requested.
Other special projects or assignments as required or assigned from time-to-time.
Accuracy & Quality of Work
Planning and organizing
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
Minimum of 3 years paralegal experience.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent spelling, grammar and communication skills required. Ability to compose correspondence and reports.
Ability to handle numerous activities and prioritize workload.
Ability to operate with minimal direction, set priorities, and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to learn custom Real Estate site management programs.
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.
Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.
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