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Director, Real Estate Counsel

Ralph Lauren Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Nutley, NJ posted February 23, 2021.

n n nn Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality.

For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

The Company’s brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

nn nn Position Overview nn nn We are seeking a commercial real estate attorney with 2 to 4 years of experience to join our dynamic in-house legal department to: nn nn
· Represent the Company in all aspects of retail and corporate facility real estate transactions nn nn
· Counsel, and strategically collaborate with, business partners across all brands, channels and regions nn nn
· Manage the Company’s existing real estate portfolio nn nn
· Minimize risk while achieving the Company’s business goals nn nn
· Resolve disputes and creatively solve problems nn nn
· Contribute to cost savings initiatives nn nn Specifically, the attorney will, individually or alongside senior counsel, nn nn
· Skillfully draft, review, and negotiate: nn   Leases and related legal documentation such as modifications, terminations, SNDA’s, and subleases for new and existing stores, corporate offices, and other facilities   Vendor contracts such as brokerage, consulting, architecture and construction agreements
· Thoughtfully review and interpret leases for existing store fleet and corporate facilities in order to counsel business partners in real estate, retail, construction, architecture and design, operations, facilities, and accounting in day-to-day real estate operations nn
· Monitor critical lease deadlines such as termination and renewal options and collaborate with business partners to execute real estate strategy nn nn
· Assist with management and resolution of disputes with landlords including litigation and arbitration when necessary nn nn
· Contribute efforts toward global cost savings initiatives such as lease audits nn Oversee outside counsel and assist in supervising, training and mentoring paralegal staff nn Experience, Skills & Knowledge nn Experience: 2 to 4 years as an attorney in transactional commercial real estate practice, specifically with experience in sophisticated commercial leasing.

Candidates from firms and in-house legal departments will be considered.

Education: J.D.

with excellent law school credentials n The candidate must demonstrate the ability to: Prioritize and multi-task many competing projects in a fast-paced environment  Work independently or collaboratively as circumstances dictate Show initiative, take ownership and follow up on matters from inception to completion  Strong attention to detail  Demonstrate professionalism, exercise discretion, and maintain strict confidentiality Quickly grasp new concepts and solve problems Professionally and confidently communicate across various functions and levels inside and outside the organization A highly organized, enthusiastic, dedicated, motivated, self-starter who takes pride in his or her work product nnRalph Lauren is dedicated to providing a comfortable and consciously inclusive work environment for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Ralph Lauren, please contact Global People Practices at globalpeoplepractices@ralphlauren.com.nn n n