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Real Estate Attorney

Real Estate Attorney

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Are you ready to take your career in the legal field to the next level? We are seeking an experienced real estate attorney to draft, review, and negotiate complex business agreements.


  • Negotiate, draft, and review commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements; review and analyze title, including preliminary title reports and ALTA surveys
  • Review due diligence documents and analyze their impact on the purchase, including, for example, reciprocal easements for parking, other easements, a wide variety of leases (e.g., office leases and complex restaurant leases), property management agreements, owner participation agreements, service agreements, building structural reports, environmental reports, and escrow agreements
  • Structure 1031 exchanges; advise corporate management on gifts and charitable contributions issues
  • Research property issues such as annexation, bankruptcy, unlawful detainers, water rights, and zoning; negotiate, draft, and review commercial lease provisions and analyze their impact, including, but not limited to, representations and warranties, indemnity, right of early termination, and right of expansion provisions
  • Facilitate resolutions of tenant issues by reviewing and analyzing existing leases, conducting legal research, and advising property management and accounting teams on potential solutions based on the rights and obligations of all relevant parties
  • Review and respond to requests for proposal from potential tenants
  • Negotiate, draft, and review construction contracts, including prime contracts, development agreements, design services agreements, and construction management agreements


  • 5+ years at a law firm or in-house with significant real estate experience
  • Member in good standing of California State Bar as an attorney qualified to practice law in this state; other states' admittance also considered, but may be required to sit for bar in California
  • Solid business acumen and judgment, attention to detail, and the ability to isolate issues for escalation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for working with all levels of management and staff in a variety of departments and with international clientele, third-party vendors, and licensees
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Able to cost-effectively utilize and manage outside counsel and other advisers
  • JD from ABA-accredited law school or equivalent

The Company

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.