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Legal Counsel (Real Estate) Duties: Counsels on real estate matters with respect to proposed commercial strategies across multiple lines of businesses, including acquisitions, development, divestments and a variety of innovative projects. Advises on legal and contractual rights and obligations under contractual arrangements. Negotiates and drafts complex contracts a broad range of real estate and ancillary agreements in a manner consistent with professional standards, legal obligations, the Shell General Business Principles and the Shell Control Framework. Provides legal guidance and support on the day to day maintenance, development, negotiation and/or resolution of disputes arising from Shell US businesses. Provides legal advice and guidance with respect to complex commercial title curative matters and property issues, including support for land acquisitions, leases, subleases and conveyances. Handles a range of reputational and compliance risks and/or financial/commercial implications, and concerns and red flags in real estate transactions. Leads contractor workforce, external counsel and offshore legal support, ensuring optimal use of such resources to ensure provision of professional, timely, cost effective and commercially aligned legal advice and support.

Requirements: JD Degree from an accredited US law school is required; strong academic background. 6+ years of experience as a Licensed Attorney in good standing in Texas or another state in the United States (or can become immediately eligible to be admitted to the State Bar of Texas). Teamwork mindset where the success of the team and delivering the commercial outcomes is the foremost priority. Extensive commercial real estate experience on all aspects of a transaction from conception to completion. Ability to engage and collaborate with other Shell lawyers and business partners globally, provides fit for purpose real estate legal advice to the business, including in relation to commercial and political matters, and act as a sounding board for key decisions and policy matters. Ability to collaborate with and advise senior stakeholders across multiple business and organizational lines and engage with senior business counterparts about critical risk issues and real estate matters, identifying solutions that help teams deliver on promised Shell projects. Ability to identify critical legal, commercial and contractual risks across the organization that are impacted by project delivery, in combination with the ability to prioritize time spent on matters by adopting and driving a commercial mindset and risk-based approach. Ability to employ big-picture analysis and horizon scanning across a variety of project types, identifying potential challenges, developing mitigation strategies, and extracting insights to create opportunities for continuous improvement as well as help colleagues learn from experience. Ability to work in a dynamic legal environment with clients who need to quickly respond to business and commercial demands. Ability to adapt, learn new legal areas, and adjust to new and different ways of working with the confidence to make decisions in ambiguous circumstances without significant management oversight. Clear commitment to the highest standards of ethical and compliant behavior as well as inclusive leadership, modeling behaviors that supports a commitment to Ethics and Compliance and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and demonstrating an ability to work inclusively with both internal and external stakeholders with diverse external backgrounds. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and sustain trusting relationships. Demonstrable track record as someone who can coordinate with a variety of stakeholders in order to deliver the business objective. Proven ability to act as a legal project lead and team player on complex transactions with the ability to work a number of issues in parallel. Strong drafting, negotiating and communication skills. Exhibits resilience under pressure. Ability to manage a team on larger projects. Able to give clear exposition of a legal issue and to provide succinct, accurate and comprehensive legal advice that non-legal professionals can understand.

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