Real Estate Counsel
Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Our Legal Team are true business partners providing the legal expertise needed to develop large-scale solar and storage projects throughout the United States. This role requires extensive knowledge and experience with real property contracts. If you find renewable energy exciting and have the experience below, we want to speak with you. This position will report to the Assistant General Counsel and can work out of either one of our North Carolina offices (Charlotte or Asheville). 

What You'll Do

  • Support our development teams with contracting for real property rights. 
  • Manage the company’s database of real property forms, such as option agreements, leases and easements.
  • Review, negotiate and prepare redlines of real property agreements.
  • Support the title and survey department by drafting documentation to cure defects identified in title commitments.
  • On a limited basis, conduct legal research on various legal topics to create memorandum with recommendations and summarizing findings. 
  • Review, negotiate and redline Nondisclosure Agreements.
  • Educate and train internal development teams on real property considerations in development.
  • Work on special projects as assigned.

Must-Haves

  • Three (3) to eight (8) years of experience working on real property transactions, preferably in the renewable energy sector. 
  • Demonstrated success in drafting, reviewing and negotiating lease agreements, options to lease, real property purchase agreements and easements. 
  • Experience in performing diligence on real property rights and identifying risks as part of acquisitions.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude towards development, problem solving and related project support functions.
  • Expert knowledge of legal and contractual issues governing real property rights. 
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with external stakeholders such as landowners, opposing counsel, lenders and investors.  

Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience working on tax equity structures within solar energy.
  • In-house counsel experience.
  • Prior experience with title curative activities in connection with project financing.
  • Working knowledge of mineral right considerations in land use.
  • Knowledge and experience in domestic energy markets.

Education and Certifications

  • US-credentialed law degree.
  • Active license to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction. 

Working Environment and Physical Demand

  • Some travel may be required

 


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