Corporate Counsel, Real Estate

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The Role

Green Thumb is excited to announce an opportunity for a Corporate Counsel position to be focused on further expansion of Green Thumb’s cannabis businesses through Real Estate transactions. The position requires an accomplished transaction-based attorney with a distinguished professional record and a strong business orientation. This role will provide legal support for all of Green Thumb’s medical and adult use cannabis businesses across 12 U.S. markets as well as the Company’s headquarters and back office functions. The successful candidate will (i) identify, evaluate, manage and mitigate the company’s risk, (ii) be responsible for advising the Green Thumb management team and (iii) coordinate with outside counsel to negotiate, document and close real estate leases and property acquisitions and other strategic real estate transactions of the business. 

Responsibilities
  • Draft and negotiate real estate transactions involving Green Thumb’s retail and wholesale divisions, including lease transactions, purchase/divestiture transactions, post-opening operations, and other aspects of Green Thumb’s real estate needs.
  • Develop form documents and processes to increase in-house efficiencies.
  • Support resolution of new operational or property-specific issues at Green Thumb locations in coordination with retail, wholesale, construction and accounting department leads.
  • Ensure that real estate documents are consistent and protective of Green Thumb.
  • Coordinate with other members of the legal department and wholesale and retail business leads.
  • Work with retail business leads in managing lease software and monitoring critical dates and lease action items.
  • Manage outside counsel to ensure high-quality legal services in a fair economic value for Green Thumb.
Qualifications
  • Exceptional academic record and Juris Doctorate degree; pertinent law firm experience is ideal but not required if the candidate has pertinent in-house experience.
  • Licensed to practice law in IL or eligible for admission pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 716.
  • 3-5 years of general corporate and transactional legal experience with an emphasis on real estate transactions.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Team player who is proactive, a self-starter, and ready to roll up their sleeves and dig into the work.
  • Strategic, detail oriented and self-motivated to provide high quality and timely work product in a fast- paced, complex, and highly regulated environment.
  • Strong ability to grasp legal issues quickly, exhibit strong analytical problem solving and decision-making skills, exercise sound judgment and provide practical and constructive legal advice.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards; personal and professional integrity beyond reproach; unquestioned discretion in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Technologically savvy and want to know more about technology and the law and are willing to identify and adopt new technologies that will help the legal department increase efficiency and accountability.
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb.
  • Must have or be willing to quickly develop a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws.
Additional Requirements
  • Must pass any and all required background checks
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
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Location

Green Thumb is located in River North, a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line and near the Ohio expressway entrance.

What are Green Thumb Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GTI offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees to be used on transit and ride sharing apps!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
GTI has a 420 Happy Hour which occurs on a monthly basis hosted by rotating team members who create a theme-based event.
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