Director Real Estate Legal Counsel

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Full-time


We’re on the hunt for a Director of Real Estate Legal Counsel to join our team! This position instructs and provides the expert legal consultation and documentation review for the Real Estate Leasing team. In this role you will negotiate leases and amendments, draft new lease language to include the brick and mortar and Omni channel environment, and oversee the Real Estate Legal and Lease Administration departments. 


  • Negotiates with the attorney’s in regards to landlords leases, amendments, lease template language, and any other legal documents to include Estoppels, SNDA's, license agreements and any other legal notification letters. 
  • Interpret legal lease language to determine the company's rights, responsibilities and protections
  • Manage closely the lease administration department to verify abstracts, database updates and document flow 
  • Directs, leads and manages the legal review teams negotiations 
  • Works closely with the real estate leasing team to cover all facets of the business deal
  • Partners with the SVP of Real Estate, Leasing and Legal on updates to real estate law and tenant rights


  • JD degree and member of the California state bar association 
  • Minimum 5 years of legal experience practicing real estate law
  • Demonstrated ability to manage cross functional relationships and set and manage expectations with team 
  • Strong negotiation skills including verbal and written communication 
  • Fashion Apparel or Retail experience preferred

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