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blueground Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate in New York, New York

At Blueground, we are guided by a vision to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. By offering fully-furnished apartments that are move-in ready in the world’s most vibrant neighborhoods, we provide our guests with the opportunity to simply #ShowUpStartLiving. Behind the scenes, we strive for a tech-powered living experience that guests love, homed in an organization where great people are proud to work.

We’ve grown a lot since our founding in 2013. We are now hosting guests in more than 4,000 homes in 15 cities. We have raised more than $100m+ in funding to date and that’s just the beginning.

What drives our success is how each of our team members applies our core values. To our team, Time is everything, and we cherish it greatly. For us, Excellence isn’t simply a standard, but an exciting way to look at life. We Care deeply about our clients and colleagues and never lose sight of the human element, which goes hand-in-hand with Transparency which we believe makes our day-to-day life easier.

We are seeking an Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate based in our New York (Remote) office to join our legal team and report directly to our General Counsel. You will be a strategic thought partner and act as a real estate and special counsel, managing all legal aspects for Blueground's real estate and core operations. Most importantly, you’ll work in an exciting and collaborative environment, surrounded by talented and motivated colleagues.

What you will focus on:

  • Draft and negotiate sophisticated lease agreements, lease amendments, letters of intent, REA documents, consent letters and other relevant real estate legal documents.

  • Provide regulatory advice regarding changes in landlord-tenant laws and law impacting intermediate term housing

  • Draft high priority real estate legal documents and counsels business partners on leasing and master lease agreement, revenue sharing, joint ventures or partnership agreements.

  • Manage the flow of all such documentation from inception to execution and distribution.

  • Work closely with business clients throughout stages of transaction.

  • Identify and assess risk to the company, recommend courses of action and develop solutions

  • Interface with business units and cross-functional teams within Blueground

  • Provide guidance and training to real estate junior team members

  • Process confidential data and maintain complete discretion

  • Direct and oversee outside counsel, if needed

What we are looking for:

  • Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school / Must satisfy Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements to maintain active license to practice law

  • Minimum 3+ years’ relevant experience with a background in commercial and or residential real estate law, including lease drafting and negotiation, commercial contracts, and corporate law

  • Landlord-tenant law (in particular evictions); experience in New York and California would be considered as a plus; experience with Fair Debt Collection Practices Act would be considered a plus

  • Transactional experience, such as working on mergers, venture matters and/or public company reporting, is a plus

  • Excellent PC skills, including Microsoft Office and Excel

  • Ability to work under pressure and identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and independently

  • Excellent communication and project management skills, with demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional initiatives

  • Detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated and exhibits flexibility when it comes to roles and responsibilities

  • Ability to effectively handle shifting priorities and adapt to changing demands in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Your benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Competitive Health insurance (Medical, Dental and Vision), along with complimentary access to OneMedical and Health Advocate

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Enhanced parental leave

  • Dynamic working environment with talented people

  • Complimentary accommodation in Blueground locations. Think summer in Greece and winter in Dubai!

At Blueground we are proud to have Diversity and Inclusion at the center of everything we do. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

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