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Real Estate and Permitting Counsel The candidate will provide legal support for the North American renewable energy business team (wind & solar) in connection with the development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects in the U.S. and Canada. Work will be dedicated to the provision of legal advice associated with real estate topics in connection with the preparation and negotiation of a wide variety of real estate documents required for the development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects, e.g., leases agreements, co-tenancy agreements, shared facilities agreements, crossing agreements. Work includes a review of title documents, resolution of title issues, negotiation of title insurance policies, and related topics, together with the ability to work with support staff and developers, collaboratively, utilizing a land management database software, including interface and provide support to the Company's real estate developers in the acquisition of land rights in the development of renewable energy projects. Position requires (a) close alignment and cooperation with the Company's Legal Department's teams in Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois and San Franciso, California, (b) close alignment with the business partners that the Legal Department supports, and (c) demonstrated ability to apply a practical rather than theoretical focus to legal issues with a view to finding viable business solutions to those legal issues.

The candidate should have a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree from a U.S. university. Admission to a State Bar in the United States, with a preference for membership in either the Illinois bar or Texas bar (either currently or by way of reciprocity). Should have 5-10 years of experience as a real estate lawyer in the renewable space. Successful candidates are (i) required to have specific legal knowledge and experience in solar and/or wind real estate matters, and (ii) preferably have experience in some of the following areas: energy transmission, interconnection agreements, local government permitting, negotiation of tax abatement agreements and special use permits. Industry experience: energy-related businesses in the U.S., with particular emphasis on legal work associated with the development, construction and operation of renewable energy and/or independent power projects.
 
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