• Associate General Counsel

    Job Locations US-FL-Deerfield Beach - Corporate Office
    Job ID
    2018-1657
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Legal
  • Overview

    The Learning Experience is the fastest-growing childcare operator and franchisor in the United States. Having experienced unprecedented growth, TLE has over 300 centers open or under development in 22 states, plus an enrollment of more than 25,000 children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. We're going on 10 straight years of double-digit revenue growth! TLE is the most technologically-driven company in the industry with our cutting-edge mobile apps, use of mobile devices, and superior security features. We believe in providing a well-rounded education to children of all ages that extends beyond ABCs and 123s. We have written a philanthropy curriculum that teaches the children: “It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, it is the size of your heart that matters.” Children, staff, and families participate in regular philanthropic events throughout the year. If you are seeking a career and not just a job, TLE is the company for you.

     

    Overview

    The Associate General Counsel will primarily advise management regarding issues impacting the company’s real estate holdings and leases. This position conducts the drafting and legal review of real estate contracts, to include property and tenant leases, purchase and sale agreements, construction contracts, and regulatory requirements at the city, state, and federal level. Counsel will identify legal issues and risk associated with real estate contracts, agreements and proposals. This position will also support the General Counsel as necessary with respect to various legal issues concerning the company.

    Responsibilities

    • Negotiate, monitor, advise, and assist management and real estate business partners in analyzing, reviewing, drafting and administering leases, deeds, purchase and sale agreements, construction agreements and regulatory issues and requirements in compliance with industry standards
    • Draft and negotiate commercial real estate contracts, complex leases, waivers, SNDAs, estoppels, and ancillary lease documents
    • Monitor and execute contract termination, cancellation, extension, and renewals
    • Analyze and render opinions on potential impacts of proposed changes to lease arrangements.
    • Advise and assist management and real estate partners on property contract law, regulatory and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, liens, and licensing
    • Serve as an internal resource on regulatory questions relating to real estate/zoning
    • Review and analyze significant and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, as well as corporate and business unit policies and strategy
    • Interact with executives, business unit management teams, vendors, and outside counsel.
    • Uphold strict confidentiality at all times regarding all company information, including pending and completed negotiations and agreements
    • Provide cross-functional legal support, management, and training as requested
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel

    Qualifications

    • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school
    • State Bar Membership required (Florida preferred)
    • 3+ years of commercial real estate legal experience, extensive exprience in drafig and negotiating commercial real estate leases is required. Employement and/or Franchise Operations experience is a plus
    • Excellent contract negotiation and management experience necessary
    • Strong commercial leasing experience critical; employment and/or franchise law experience a plus
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills; ability to communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with diverse backgrounds and levels of the organization
    • Ability to work independently while delivering excellent business results under demanding timetables
    • Strong research and analysis skills
    • Strong knowledge of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality, particularly in a corporate setting

    Notice 

    The Learning Experience’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

     

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