Senior Legal Counsel - Kum & Go (Commercial Real Estate)
Kum & Go
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Juris Doctor
Base salary, long-term incentive, annual bonus and cell phone allowance included
Are you ready to bring your legal knowledge and talents to an innovative, thriving, and exciting organization? Do you have a strong legal background in commercial real estate?
Kum & Go is looking for a talented and experienced Senior Legal Counsel to join our Legal team supporting store development with real estate needs. You will use your understanding of federal, state, and local environmental laws to support the negotiation and drafting of various real estate agreements.
The Senior Legal Counsel position requires great judgement, outstanding integrity, and superior credibility to be successful and supportive of our Kum & Go goals.
What You’ll Do:
Provide support to the Store Development department in the purchase, lease, and sale of real estate
Support the negotiation and drafting of real estate purchase agreement, leases, easements, and development agreements
Review abstracts and title commitments to determine sufficiency
Review surveys and site plans
Coordinate and complete the closing of real estate transactions
Provide commercial contract review and drafting
What We’re Looking For:
Knowledge of general business law
Experience drafting contracts
Knowledge of administrative law, real estate law, and environmental law
Superior integrity and credibility
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Other key requirements
5 + years of experience providing legal support in commercial real estate transactions
Relocation to Des Moines, IA required
Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others
Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions
Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same
Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers
Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner
Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems
Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance
Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others
Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions
Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and can visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it
About Kum & Go
At Kum & Go, our purpose is to make days better. We do that by connecting with people. Every day, whether in stores or at our Store Support Center headquarters, we take a people-first approach to developing associates, serving customers, and solving problems. We provide a unique working experience where associates are given many opportunities to make connections and to have fun along the way. Our culture is supported by our five core values:
Passion - We love what we do, and it shows in our work.
Integrity - We do the right thing, even when it is difficult.
Teamwork - We believe that greatness is only achieved in unity.
Caring - We have genuine compassion for our customers, associates, families, and communities.
Excellence - We expect and deliver superior performance.
For 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations, the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming).
Kum & Go is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an inclusive environment encouraging all interested candidates to apply.
About Kum & Go
At Kum & Go, our purpose is to make days better. We do that by connecting with people. Every day, whether in stores or at our Store Support Center office, we take a people-first approach to developing associates, serving customers, and solving problems. We provide a unique working experience where our associates are given the opportunity to make connections and to have fun along the way. Our culture is supported by our five core values:
•Passion - We love what we do, and it shows in our work
•Integrity - We do the right thing, even when it is difficult
•Teamwork - We believe that greatness is only achieved in unity
•Caring - We have genuine compassion for our customers, associates, families, and communities
•Excellence - We expect and deliver superior performance
Established in Hampton, Iowa in 1959, Kum & Go is a fourth-generation, family-owned convenience store chain providing a fresh perspective by meeting customers where they are and offering them the choices they deserve. For over 60 years, the company has been dedicated to sharing 10% of all profits back to the communities it serves. The chain is growing, employing more than 5,000 associates in more t...han 400 stores in 11 states with expansion into three new states and markets (Salt Lake City, Utah, Grand Rapids, Michigan & Boise, Idaho) planned for 2022-2023.
We are an inclusive environment and encourage all types of candidates to apply. Kum & Go is an Equal Opportunity Employer.