Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Cousins Properties (Company) to conduct a search for a Vice President - Legal position.
Overview: Work closely with Managing Directors in the negotiation and drafting of leases and related documentation, along with legal supervision of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments, joint ventures and financing. Duties include providing counsel to property management on operational legal issues and supervision of all insurance-defended litigation. Duties may include assisting General Counsel with corporate-related documentation and collaboration with Associate General Counsel on leasing and operational matters.
Company: Cousins Properties, a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), announced on March 25 that it will merge with a Dallas-based rival in an all-stock deal anticipated to create a nearly $8 billion real estate company by total market capitalization. The combined company will retain the Cousins name and be based in Atlanta. The merger with TIER REIT will give Cousins some 21 million square feet of top-end or Class A office space across the Sun Belt, including landmark towers in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas and Phoenix.
Experience: 4-6+ years of relevant legal experience in both a law firm and ideally a corporate legal department as well. Experience with supervising and preparing lease amendments, real estate transactions to include acquisition and dispositions, financing and joint ventures of assets, as well as terminations, and estoppels certificates is required. Must be a team player, possess the ability to take initiative to resolve problems and offer solutions in a professional manner.
Relos:Yes but local candidates preferred.
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