ULTA Beauty is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States. Ulta Beauty provides affordable indulgence to its customers by combining unmatched product breadth, value and convenience with the distinctive environment and experience of a specialty retailer. ULTA Beauty, through its more than 1,200 stores and ulta.com, offers a unique combination of over 20,000 prestige and mass beauty products across the categories of cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products and salon styling tools, as well as salon haircare products. ULTA Beauty also offers a full-service salon in each of its stores. Founded in 1990 and headquartered near Chicago, ULTA Beauty employees more than 45,000 associates
Our corporate team, headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL is focused on the ULTA’s mission to be the unmatched beauty authority and to position our company for long-term growth and success. ULTA's law department is responsible for the company's legal, corporate governance, and regulatory affairs in support of the Company’s operations and growth. We provide counsel and guidance to ULTA associates at our home office, in our stores, and in our distribution centers. In all we do, we strive to uphold the company’s values in which we win together, give wow experiences, improve always, do what’s right and, love what we do and own what we do. You'll be challenged to learn and grow, empowered to share your ideas, and encouraged to celebrate our shared successes. Be part of a team that accomplishes wonderful things here at ULTA Beauty.
As Real Estate Counsel, you will partner closely with the Assistant General Counsel and other members of the Legal Services Team to provide real estate legal support and risk management services for ULTA Beauty. You will also interact regularly with ULTA’s internal business teams and assist with managing outside counsel. Ideal candidates for this role will have retail real estate in-house or law firm experience, strong business acumen, excellent organizational skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. This position will afford invaluable experience and opportunity for growth within a fast-paced and dynamic organization.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Negotiate and draft Lease Amendments, SNDAs, License Agreements and other retail real estate documents
Draft, review and modify Rent Commencement Certificates
Assist Property Management, Repairs and Maintenance, Lease Administration and other business partners in lease interpretation, developing and implementing strategies on business issues and resolving disputes and conflicts
Review and analyze leases and other real estate documents and provide assessment and analysis of legal issues
Review and provide guidance to Paralegal and Administrative Assistant on preparation of waiver letters, estoppels, SNDAs, brokerage agreements, NDAs, other legal agreements and correspondence
Support special projects as assigned by the Assistant General Counsel
5-10 years of retail leasing experience, with a track record of success either in-house or at a top law firm (or both)
Experience drafting and negotiating retail real estate leases and other agreements, supporting real estate litigation and providing general counsel to real estate business teams
Positive energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, confidence, and ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment are a must
Demonstrated ability to work independently with attention to detail, meet concurrent deadlines and organize time and conflicting priorities
A strong desire to learn and contribute as part of a growing team
High-level of proficiency with technology, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Tririga (other cloud-based database) and the ability and willingness to master and use supporting applications and data bases
JD degree and excellent academic credentials
Admittance to practice law in the state of Illinois
Minimum of 5-10 years of retail real estate legal experience
Strong drafting, communication and analytical skills
In-house retail, retail real estate legal experience a plus
Ability to be onsite at corporate offices in Bolingbrook, IL and travel (primarily to ULTA locations) as needed (less than 10% travel)
Experience with environmental matters, and energy and sustainability issues a plus
About Ulta Beauty
The Beautiful Journey
Our first store opened its doors in the suburbs of Chicago in 1990. From the beginning, we set out to do beauty differently. We had a vision to create a world of fun and exploration. Over the years, that’s exactly what we’ve done, and along the way we’ve established ourselves a premier beauty destination. With a wide variety of brands to choose from, including everything from the broadly appealing to the niche, across every price point, we brought the best the beauty world had to offer in makeup, fragrance, skincare and haircare, together in one place. And a full-service salon in every store too – revolutionizing the beauty experience for all.
Ulta Beauty & You
As a high-growth, fast-paced retailer led by Fortune’s #6 Businessperson of the Year with more than 30,000 associates in 48 states, Ulta Beauty offers rewarding career opportunities at our 900+ retail stores and salons, five distribution centers and corporate office. We are driving industry leading results, leading through a shared set of values, and together becoming the most loved and admired beauty destination.
It’s a great time to be on the fun side of beauty.