At Panda, we all share a common mission: "Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives." We invest in our people because great people run great operations that will exceed our guests' expectations. Talk to any of our associates and you will experience a culture dedicated to its mission and our five fundamental values- Proactive, Respect/Win-Win, Growth, Great Operations, and Giving.
Panda Restaurant Group includes the original Panda Inn fine dining restaurants, Panda Express, our Gourmet Chinese food concept served in a fast casual environment, and Hibachi San, our Japanese grill concept. The family owned and operated company is still run by founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng.
Panda offers competitive benefits and rewarding opportunities, from entry-level positions to management. We have restaurant positions available nationwide and support center positions in Rosemead, CA. Come join the nation's largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant company.
The Real Estate Attorney is responsible for handling and advising on complex real estate transactions. This position conducts advanced risk assessments associated with real estate transactions. The Senior Real Estate Attorney may manage and coach paralegals, less experienced attorneys, and support associates. This position performs special real estate projects for senior leadership. The Senior Real Estate Attorney may conduct work in a secondary area of expertise (asset management, litigation, due diligence) and be responsible for overseeing a specialized area of law.
Performs a variety of complex real estate-related legal functions for Real Estate Legal, applying established legal standards, principles, and practices with proactive legal support and counsel to internal clients to protect the company. Works and communicates effectively and efficiently with other associates in the Legal and Restaurant Development departments and with outside counsel.
Reviews, drafts, negotiates, and finalizes complex real estate transactions involving ground leases, purchase agreements, and other legal documentation independently. Meets and/or exceeds company's legal contract standards.
Provides creative and viable solutions for complex real estate transactions in support of the real estate development pipeline and may assume project assigning role to assist in the best flow of the pipeline work.
Conducts advanced risk assessments associated with real estate transactions.
May conduct work in a secondary area of expertise (legal asset management, litigation, due diligence) and/or be responsible for overseeing a specialized area of law/projects.
May manage and coach paralegals, less experienced attorneys, and support associates, elevating their performance to meet the company's growth strategies. Assists the Director and Vice President, Real Estate Legal on selecting, hiring, and retaining legal associates.
Performs special projects for senior leadership as required.
Provides highly rated legal support to Real Estate Managers and Project Managers in the field.
Builds and maintains valuable partnerships with critical stakeholders, both in the department and in other departments, reflected in feedback, survey scores and acknowledgements.
- JD degree and licensed to practice law
- Minimum nine years of legal real estate experience, with increasing management responsibility
- Secondary area of expertise preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to lead a diverse team of lawyers, paralegals and administrators
- Strong area of expertise in asset management, real estate litigation, dispute resolution, construction law, condemnation, and general real estate leasing/development/aquicition practices
- Proficient in elevating processes, legal writting, collaborative thinking and can effectivley manage the diverse aspects of the position.
- Ability to work positively with other departments and Operations (“win/win”)
- Ability to embrace change and continuous learning
Panda Restaurant Group's culture is strongly guided by our Mission and Values, highlighted on the Panda websites. We recommend all interested candidates become familiar with our Mission and Values, as well as the principles of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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