Senior Legal Counsel

Job Title

Senior Legal Counsel

Job Description Summary

Senior Counsel – Owner & Occupier Services – Chicago, New York, Dallas or Los Angeles

The successful candidate for this position will join a lean, dynamic legal team with direct responsibility for providing corporate, transactional and litigation legal support to C&W’s Owner & Occupier Services businesses in North America. The candidate will be responsible for proactively supporting the Owner & Occupier Services businesses, with a varied client base, and fostering C&W’s dynamic, collaborative and practical culture. This position may also include providing ad hoc assistance on special projects as they arise and this position reports to the Assistant General Counsel – Owner & Occupier Services.

Job Description

Essential Job Duties

Analyze, draft, negotiate, finalize and oversee the approval process for all commercial agreements and request for proposal responses for the Owner & Occupier Services businesses in North America, which includes the following service lines: Global Occupier Services, Portfolio Solutions Center, Facility Solutions, Asset Services, Facility Services, and Project & Development Services.

Consistently analyze and mitigate complex contractual risk, while increasing efficiency and consistency in contracting.

Advise and counsel internal clients with respect to the legal policies and the legal implications of proposed transactions; maintain open communication and good working relationships with both internal clients and clients of the Company.

Oversee litigation matters for the Owner & Occupier Services businesses in North America, in coordination with outside counsel and the Assistant General Counsel – Owner & Occupier Services.

Collaborate with Counsel and internal business clients to share best practices, implement risk management strategies, craft negotiation strategy and follow corporate directives, policies and procedures.

Assist AGC – OOS to develop training for internal clients and the North America Legal Group.

Demonstrate the ability and willingness to work under time-sensitive deadlines and be productive in fast-paced environments with multiple competing priorities.

Research, analyze and keep current on legal issues and laws, legislation, regulations and court decisions affecting the real estate industry and real estate service providers.

Collaborate with legal counsel on procurement activities and with the North America Compliance Director on compliance matters.

Perform other related duties as required or requested.


J.D. from a leading law school required

Combination of private practice and in-house experience preferred

Bar admission in good standing

Requires 7 to 10 years of experience


Demonstrated Customer/Client Focus

Ability to be productive in stressful, time-sensitive situations and fast-paced environments

Strong analytical skills

Exceptional organizational, writing and communication skills

Strategic Problem Solver

Collaborative & Creative

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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