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Real Estate Corporate Counsel

Category: Home Office
School: Spring Education Group
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Date Opened: Oct 21, 2022
Job ID: 15810

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Description

Spring Education Group is one of the largest private school operators in the US. Our multi-brand network has a proven track record of educating children from infant care through high school. Headquartered in California, Spring’s best-in-class platform was created by uniting four premier school organizations – Stratford School, LePort Montessori, Nobel Learning Communities, and BASIS Independent. The Spring network includes 220+ schools and spans over 19 states with an international presence in Asia.

As Real Estate Corporate Counsel, you will partner with all corporate functions, including business operations, real estate/construction, education, technology, marketing, and finance to advise on critical strategic and legal matters. You should be a business-friendly and highly collaborative person, providing pragmatic and creative solutions. You should also be someone who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, delivering high-quality work with attention to detail. You will have a significant role in enabling Spring to continue its dynamic growth as a leader in our industry.

In this role, you will: 

  • Advise the executive team and school leadership on business and legal issues related to real estate as well as general corporate matters
  • Help lead the company’s real estate growth and portfolio management activities
  • Partner with the VP of Real Estate to negotiate leases, purchase and sale agreements, and other commercial agreements related to various development projects
  • Partner with Construction, Development and Facilities teams to customize existing forms, review service contracts, and advise on any property-related matters
  • Manage and review ancillary real estate documents (amendments, SNDAs, estoppels)
  • Resolve disputes with landlords, contractors, or tenants/subtenants
  • Support legal colleagues on a variety of corporate matters, including vendor contracts, property claims, corporate policies, M&A, and other corporate transactions
  • Work with outside counsel to manage corporate transactions and legal actions
  • Identify and evaluate business and legal risks, and find creative ways to mitigate them while achieving business goals and pursuing opportunities to scale
  • Train and educate business and school-level teams on legal and compliance issues
  • Develop new policies and procedures based on best practices and industry standards
  • This position will report directly to the General Counsel

Requirements

  • 5+ years of legal experience, including commercial real estate experience
  • J.D. from a top law school
  • Licensed in good standing with at least one state bar
  • Exceptional judgment to make decisions thoughtfully in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated history of independently drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements
  • Creative thinker who is keen to build scalable processes
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Sense of humor, strong work ethic and positive attitude
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