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Corporate Counsel – Real Estate – [Seattle, WA or Remote]
From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and its rich tradition, but that creates a feeling of connection. We develop and support partners who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.
As Starbucks corporate counsel – Real Estate, you will provide legal support for the U.S. store development team, which oversees the site selection, leasing, and development of Starbucks stores. In this role, you will be responsible for drafting leases and other related documents, participating in contract negotiations, and providing other legal support necessary for the development, construction, and maintenance of retail stores over their entire lifecycle. You will work as part of a team of legal professionals and serve as a key legal and strategic counselor to this critical Starbucks business unit, participate o cross-functional teams, as appropriate, and will deliver timely, creative, and practical legal advice in a fast-paced business environment.
Leveraging your previous experience, we will enable you to:
Guide – Provide strategic legal counseling to the leaders of the store development business unit, as well as corporate real estate and the adjacent businesses and functions that collaborate with and support the business.
Collaborate – Team with other Law & Corporate Affairs partners to provide cross-functional support for the business, including on matters of regulatory compliance, intellectual property, procurement, distribution, licensing, litigation, and employment law.
Support – Play a key support role for the Law & Corporate Affairs team that provides legal oversight to this key business unit, including working closely with paralegal and other department staff members.
We’d love to hear from people with:
3-9 years of relevant substantive legal experience in a law firm or company legal department working on commercial real estate transactions. Previous experience working on environmental compliance, construction and development projects, and zoning and land use matters is desired.
License to practice law in pertinent jurisdictions.
Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals.
We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org