Sr Counsel




New York, NY

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    Position summary

    , commercially-minded lawyer to support our Advisory business. As a Senior Counsel on the Advisory team of CBRE's Legal Department, you will partner closely with our sales professionals, managers and leadership teams to negotiate and draft contracts and provide legal counsel, while assessing and mitigating risk proactively, creatively and strategically. You'll also play a key role in the Legal Department by collaborating with colleagues on industry-leading legal risk mitigation strategies in response to market changes and conditions impacting CBRE's Advisory business.

    What You'll Do:

    • Review, negotiate and draft a high volume of contracts and transactional documents related to local and global commercial real estate services, including commercial brokerage, property management, national and global transaction management and consulting services.

    • Assess complex contractual risks and counsel business teams and leadership on legal risk issues associated with client contracts, as well as contract interpretation, implementation, and risk mitigation strategies.

    • Serve as a strategic legal partner to sales professionals, managers and leadership with respect to negotiation strategy, potential business disruptions, handling conflicts of interest and dispute resolution.

    • Collaborate with other internal functional areas (e.g., Finance, People, Tax, Digital & Technology, Ethics & Compliance) to thoroughly identify, assess and thoughtfully mitigate risk exposure.

    • Investigate and respond to regulatory complaints and potential claims by or against CBRE.

    • Make decisions with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to meet deadlines and achieve results.

    • Maintain current knowledge of the law in areas of special interest to the business.

    • Develop and conduct legal training sessions for business colleagues and Legal Department members.

    • Lead project teams and/or coordinate and supervise assignments of more junior-level employees.

    • May have responsibility for identifying training needs, tracking performance and coaching.

    • Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.

    What You'll Need:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual will need to perform each crucial duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • J.D. from a top-tier ABA accredited law school.

    • Member of applicable State Bar in good standing.

    • At least 7 years of private practice and/or in-house experience.

    • Substantial experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.

    • Excellent and effective writing and oral presentation skills.

    • Highly developed professional judgment.

    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, lead multiple tasks and set appropriate priorities with excellent follow-up skills and organization.

    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, with a strong focus on collaboration and innovation.

    • Expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment.

    • Ability to work flexibly in and out of a formal office environment, including regularly working out of CBRE's offices at 200 Park Ave, NY.

    • Familiarity with technology transactions and SAAS, reseller and software licensing agreements.

    • Experience supervising outside counsel and monitoring litigation may be helpful.

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

    Why CBRE?

    When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mentality is encouraged. You'll realize your potential with exciting work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and dedication to results! To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

    Our culture is built on our RISE values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Crafting the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive.

    Coming to work for CBRE, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package, 401k, and extraordinary perks such as career growth and longevity!


    New York City Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Sr Counsel position is $200,000 annually and the maximum salary for the position is $225,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE's applicable benefit program.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

    Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at [email protected] or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

    NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

    Why you should apply for a job to CBRE:

  • 65% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.