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 organized, responsive, detail-oriented candidate with strong real estate skills and a deep knowledge of transactional work. This role will report to the Assistant GC – Real Estate and will be responsible for real estate and leasing transactions at Green Thumb and will provide legal support for Green Thumb’s medical and adult use cannabis businesses across 17 manufacturing facilities and 75+ retail locations in 15 U.S. markets. The ideal candidate will (i) have 3+ years of experience as an attorney at a nationally-recognized law firm or as in-house counsel, (ii) have expertise in both commercial real estate acquisitions/dispositions and retail leasing, (iii) be a self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills, and (iv) have a working knowledge of, or a passion for learning about, the cannabis industry.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and negotiate real estate documents in support of Green Thumb’s retail and wholesale divisions, including leases and lease amendments, purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, and others required to meet the company’s real estate needs.
  • Review title, survey, zoning reports, and other due diligence in connection with real estate transactions.
  • Oversee the flow and progress of real estate deals, including keeping closing checklists and internal status reports up to date, preparing for closings and coordinating closing-related tasks, finalizing closing books, and keeping all electronic real estate files up-to-date and organized.
  • Review existing lease agreements to address questions from Green Thumb’s real estate, operations, and facilities teams; as needed, work with business counterparts and landlords regarding operational, maintenance, and other property-related issues.
  • Collaborate with retail and wholesale business leads and other internal teams (such as accounting, risk management, tax, and compliance) to ensure the terms of all real estate and leasing agreements accurately reflect the current business needs and minimize risk to Green Thumb.
  • Work with Assistant GC – Real Estate to continue developing a library of form documents, language, and processes for real estate transactions to increase in-house efficiencies.
  • Support Assistant GC – Real Estate and Green Thumb’s real estate team to ensure all dates and deadlines in real estate transactions are met.
  • Manage outside counsel to ensure high-quality legal services in a fair economic value for Green Thumb.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional academic record and Juris Doctorate from a major national law school with experience working at a nationally-recognized law firm or as in-house counsel.
  • Licensed to practice law in IL or eligible for admission pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 716.
  • 3+ years of real estate/leasing experience as an attorney.
  • Strong drafting, organization, and written and verbal communication 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.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and provide practical and constructive legal advice; strong analytical problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards; personal and professional integrity beyond reproach; unquestioned discretion in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb.
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information.
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb.
  • Must have a solid understanding of cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further this understanding and general knowledge of the industry.

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

GTI prefers all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination at time of hire.

 

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