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Sr Real Estate Attorney

The TJX Companies Inc

This is a Full-time position in Framingham, MA posted June 11, 2021.

Discovery is at the core of everything we do – whether it’s a great value, incredible style, or building long-lasting partnerships with people around the world. That’s what makes TJX different. You can find it all across our brands: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense. Every one of our brands has one thing in common: environments that are always changing. That’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships, and even about yourself. Come discover what different can mean for you.

Sr. Real Estate Attorney  

Job Summary

We are seeking a Sr. Real Estate Attorney to provide legal counsel and guidance to TJX’s property development group and other TJX departments on all aspects of real estate leasing, acquisition, management, development and disposition.  The Sr. Real Estate Attorney will primarily draft and negotiate real estate related contracts for TJX’s operations in the US and Canada and provides legal counsel and guidance on all real estate related matters for stores, offices and distribution centers.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Legal review, drafting and negotiation of all real estate contracts for TJX and its US and Canadian divisions including the following:
    • Leases and other related documents for stores, corporate offices, US and Canadian buying offices, warehouses, and distribution centers
    • Amendments to leases including extensions, rent adjustments, store expansions and reductions, and lease modifications related to the redevelopment of shopping centers
    • Waiver letters related to use restrictions and exclusives at shopping centers
    • Purchase and sale agreements, development agreements and related documents for office, warehouse and distribution center acquisition and development projects
    • Governmental contracts including real estate tax incentive agreements and easements
    • Construction and Architect Agreements (including AIA forms)
    • Estoppel certificates and non-disturbance agreements with lenders and property owners
    • Subleases and assignments of leases to third parties
  • Provide legal counsel and guidance to management regarding landlord/tenant/subtenant notices and disputes
  • Evaluate use restrictions affecting stores with TJX merchandising departments
  • Counsel various departments (including real estate, lease administration, tax and CAM audit) regarding the interpretation of lease and other contractual provisions
  • Assist with the resolution of contractual disputes and the exercise of rights under real estate contracts or pursuant to applicable law
  • Review litigation strategies and/or settlement options with outside counsel and TJX managers regarding disputed business matters
  • Handle disposition or acquisition of businesses or real estate, including negotiation of contracts and review of due diligence in connection therewith
  • Work with divisional senior management, local counsel, and governmental authorities as necessary on real estate projects
  • Review and advise tax department as to whether proposed internal corporate reorganizations are permitted under existing leases

Requirements

  • Law Degree Required
  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, or eligible for Massachusetts In-House Counsel Registration
  • 5-7 years of legal experience in real estate required; large law firm experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail and experience in drafting a variety of real estate documents
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and in a team environment with other legal groups and internal / external partners

Discover Different at TJX means opportunity, teamwork, and career growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people that work together to deliver the best value and style in the business. Our inventory is always changing and our approach is continually evolving, which means every day is another chance to Discover Different.

We care about our culture, but we also prioritize the tangible stuff – competitive pay, great benefits, and a great group of people.
                          
We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

 Posting Notes: Framingham  || MA