Manager, Legal Lease Negotiations

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


With over 800 locations across the US and Canada, our customers are never too far from a Hot Topic or BoxLunch location. With so many locations adding up to significant real estate, we are in need of a Manager, Legal Lease Negotiations who negotiates and drafts leases for new stores, relocations and remodels; and amendments for extensions and other lease actions.


  • Drafts and negotiates (under SVP supervision) leases and amendments (for all type of centers including malls, strip centers, lifestyle center and street); ensures all leases are executed prior to lease expiration date, kickout date and start of construction.
  • Draft and negotiate related documents such as commencement date letters, lease amendments, tenant estoppels and subordination non-disturbance agreements.
  • Crafting new lease language to current retail environment standards and updating outdated language while maintaining the highest standards of protection for the company.
  • Maintains current status on all open matters.
  • Creates legal files and appropriately organizes related documentation.
  • Inputs critical dates and legal documentation data into Real Estate Legal/Leasing database.
  • Interprets lease language as necessary to determine company’s rights/responsibilities regarding leases and informs Leasing team of issues.
  • Prepares, packages and distributes legal documents for review and signature.


  • 5+ years of lease drafting and negotiating experience required
  • Extensive knowledge of Retail Leasing and legal language
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Excellent organization skills and multi-tasking ability
  • Team collaboration skills
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • 4-year college degree (preferred)