Senior Legal Counsel

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia | US-IL-Chicago

We are Community Partners.

We are Opportunity Creators.

We are Responsible People.

We are Entrepreneurial spirits.


WE are ShopCore.


Guided by our C.O.R.E principles and the support of Blackstone, ShopCore has set themselves apart from the competition. An industry leader in the commercial real estate market, ShopCore has over 100+ shopping centers covering approximately 20 million square feet in over 18 states across the United States. Due to tremendous growth, we’re hiring!


To support our growth, we are looking for Senior Legal Counsel to join our Real Estate Legal team. The role will be responsible for a variety of legal matters related to the ShopCore's shopping center portfolio. The primary responsibilities will be for leasing and lease related documents. Other responsibilities will include support for property management and operational issues.

What you will do:

  • Provide key legal support, advice and counsel to the Leasing Department, including supervision of outside counsel.
  • Negotiate and draft leases, operating and use agreements, and other real estate documentation such as listing agreements, easement agreements, condominium association documents, access agreements, and license agreements.
  • Title and survey review.
  • Negotiate and draft lease related documents including amendments, assignments and SNDAs.
  • Negotiate and draft a variety of corporate contracts, including confidentiality agreements, vendor contracts, and consulting agreements.
  • Handle condemnation matters, including negotiations and documentation
  • Provide support for acquisitions and dispositions
  • Provide support to Property Management in tenant dispute matters

What you should have:

  • Juris Doctorate and Bar Admission
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Applicable experience in the shopping center industry/retail matters, specifically including lease drafting and related matters.
  • Management experience, including work supervision and development of direct reports.
  • Ability to draft complex documentation.
  • A client services mindset to manage expectations and deliver high quality work product.
  • Comfort with direct and frequent contact with executives, as well as a respectful and collegial approach with more junior associates.
  • Superior analytical skills in interpreting contract provisions and municipal codes.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Success in multi-tasking while maintaining a strong attention to detail and desire to perform projects and actions with the highest quality results.
  • Maintaining personal skills and establishing relationships in order to advance professional networks and facilitate communication both within and outside the company.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • A practical approach to problem solving, accurately conveying detailed information in an accessible manner without “over-lawyering”.
  • Ability to prioritize, work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated self-starter, able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be proactive and demonstrate initiative in projects and tasks, creating clear pathways to accomplishing company goals (i.e. less “you can’t” and more “here’s how”).
  • Ability to expand areas of knowledge and learn new skills as circumstances require.
  • High degree of integrity.

What we offer:


We are a driven organization with teammates who are supportive, collaborative, and encourage different perspectives. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our work seriously. We stock our offices with snacks, drinks, and games!


You will also have the opportunity to contribute to our teammate led committees, including our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee that champions and fosters an inclusive and diverse professional environment, SEED - our female-focused program designed to foster professional and personal growth, and CoreGiving, a nonprofit that lies at the heart of our organization, founded by ShopCore and laser-focused on fighting food insecurities & childhood hunger.


We are committed to sustaining this environment and a spirit of partnership with the communities in which we operate. We are dedicated to protecting the environment and to improving the lives of those around us. We derive satisfaction from knowing that our charitable efforts and sustainability initiatives leave our communities better than we found them.


And of course, we offer competitive pay and a full slate of benefits!


If any of this sounds interesting, apply today, and come grow with us!


EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email


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