Mooresville, North Carolina

**Job Summary:**

The primary purpose of this role is to identify legal risks and execute a mitigation plan by understanding legal issues and translating them into easily understood and practical legal advice and counsel to applicable business units. This includes responsibility for managing, negotiating, drafting and overseeing a variety of complex and cutting-edge commercial real estate transactions, general environmental matters and general commercial contract matters. The position will: review, draft, negotiate and provide business-focused legal advice in connection with the management and oversight of commercial real estate transactions involving retail and/or industrial facilities; conduct legal research; provide legal advice on issues impacting the business; and analyze and summarize legal documents. This role manages and supports client groups by providing practical legal advice and recommendations on day to day legal issues, enabling the client to meet its business objectives consistent with the Company's risk tolerance. The ideal candidate is a business-minded commercial attorney who understands business objectives and helps balance legal risks under tight deadlines. A strong working knowledge of general commercial contracts as well as multi-jurisdictional commercial real estate transactions (including ALTA surveys, title insurance, land use, environmental issues, construction matters, eminent domain and dispute resolution) is required. The successful candidate is also a creative problem-solver and team player with a positive attitude and collaborative mind-set.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Provides legal advice and counsel in connection with the structuring, negotiation, documentation and closing of major retail, industrial, and office commercial real estate transactions memorialized in purchase and sale agreements, leases (including ground leases, building leases and build-to-suit leases), reciprocal easement agreements, site development agreements, construction contracts, common area maintenance agreements and associated amendments thereto as well as closing statements, closing instruction letters, estoppel certificates and subordination and non-attornment agreements

+ Monitors developments, including proposed legislation and court decisions, related to commercial real estate, construction, and environmental law and evaluates their impact on operations

+ Recommends and provides legal advice and support primarily to the company’s Real Estate, Engineering & Construction, and Supply Chain organizations in developing policy and procedural improvements, consulting the business on issues related to real estate and environmental law, and providing practical advice in response to rapidly changing conditions

+ Works with outside legal counsel and orchestrates legal processes on behalf of the company in liaison with outside counsel at the direction of the Senior Counsel and executive leadership

+ Works with key strategic external relationships through involvement in industry, community, or civic groups to bring added value to the company

+ Conducts legal research and applies research to facts and is able to communicate the analysis in an easily understood work product to leadership

+ Identifies legal risks and designs plans to mitigate and prevent legal risks

+ Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a variety of agreements and documents and continuously seeks ways to improve the forms, processes, or systems involved

+ Prepares and delivers training, memoranda, and presentations to employees, management, executives, or other members of the Legal Department on legal matters

+ Collaborates on complex projects and supports others in the Legal department (i.e. attorneys across the Legal Department in order to provide meaningful and practical advice and recommendations to clients), including providing real estate and other due diligence support for mergers and acquisitions transactions and service-based contracts that interface with enterprise real-estate.

+ Negotiates with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes including settlement conferences or negotiating key contract terms

**Required Qualifications:**

+ Juris Doctor degree

+ 3+ Relevant experience in a top tier law firm or mixture of relevant experience in top-tier law firm, corporate legal department setting, and/or government agency

+ Active state bar member in good standing of at least one U.S. jurisdiction

+ 1+ Direct experience with public company legal issues, processes and procedures

+ 3+ Demonstrated proficiency in one legal functional area

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Career track of progressive, documented accomplishments with broad diversity of experiences

+ Knowledge of and exposure to legal issues encountered by a multi-national retailer

+ Financial literacy, including basic understanding of project finance, accounting, and tax issues

+ Knowledge of and exposure to construction contracts and construction law

+ Experience supporting supply chain real estate projects, including distribution center networks

**About Lowe’s:**

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of nearly $90 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com .

**About Lowe’s in the Community:**

As a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia (https://twitter.com/LowesMedia) on Twitter.

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

Mooresville, North Carolina

Our Military Commitment

At Lowe's, our commitment to recognize, honor, and respect those who serve in our country's military is rooted in our history and informs the decisions we make today:

  • Lowe's was founded on the heels of World War II, by veteran Carl Buchan, whose leadership and vision helped us grow from a small hardware store in Wilkesboro, NC, into the FORTUNE 100® company we are today.
  • Lowe's is ranked #38 among GI Job's "Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers®".
  • Lowe's is part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), working with military installation contacts to promote job opportunities to military spouses.
  • Lowe's is an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Partner.
  • Lowe's offers extended benefits for employees serving in the military.

We regularly participate in a variety of military-sponsored events and job fairs across the country, looking for more people to join the Lowe's team of military veterans. At more than 14,000 strong, our military veteran employees work in roles across our organization, from management to retail and customer support. And we demonstrate our appreciation for them in many ways, including:

  • A 10% discount to all veterans during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day weekends; and a 10% discount every day to all active, reserve, retired and disabled veterans who carry a valid, military-issued photo ID card.
  • Regular support for the military and the USO, including recent refurbishments to 16 USO centers across the U.S., to help welcome home our returning troops.
  • The Lowe's Employee Giving Campaign, which allows employees to set aside a portion of their paycheck, to benefit the USO and other organizations, which Lowe's will match 50 cents to the dollar.

The military instills leadership, a strong work ethic, and a passion for a job well done. It allows pioneering spirits to demonstrate their commitment to teamwork and problem solving. And these are the traits of a Lowe's employee. As you focus on your post-military career, consider exploring the employment opportunities at Lowe's.

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