Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.
This simple idea—that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms—is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our teamis made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.
About The Role
Gap Inc. is seeking an action-oriented attorney with proven ability and self-motivation to provide effective, strategic, and business-minded legal services and counsel with a high-level of independence on a wide range of Real Estate Law matters. Your primary focus of work will be negotiating and managing retail leasing of Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta stores located in the U.S. and Canada. You would also have the opportunity to work on property management and commercial contract matters across our four brands.
What You'll Do
Retail Leasing – Draft, review, and negotiate retail lease agreements, lease amendments, and related agreements for Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta brands in evolving and exciting retail landscape
Store Portfolio Support – Serve as subject matter expert on lease-related matters and partner with Gap Inc’s Real Estate teams, including, Property Management, Corporate Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Architecture & Engineering, Construction, and Store Maintenance on contract negotiation, issue evaluation, and resolution
Landlord and Tenant Dispute Resolution – Assess and resolve tenant and landlord disputes, including litigation matters, concerning lease-related issues such as additional rent audits, co-tenancy disputes, delivery of possession requirements, construction/maintenance issues, building code/safety/ADA matters, casualty and other risk management issues
Property Management – Opportunity to work on complex transactions and resolve disputes concerning Gap Inc’s owned and leased properties, including, headquarter and regional offices, customer experience centers, other corporate facilities; negotiate vendor contracts and resolve vendor issues concerning property operations and construction services related to retail stores and corporate offices/facilities
Collaboration – Opportunity to work intimately with cross-functional business partners on different brand initiatives and projects. Work collaboratively with other members of the Real Estate Law team to ensure and promote best in class real estate and leasing policies and practices
Management – Ensure appropriate training is delivered and manage other Real Estate Law team members, as necessary
Who You Are
Must have a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-approved law school
Licensed to practice law in U.S. with 4+ years commercial real estate experience, preferably both in-house and with a law firm
Prior relevant work experience negotiating retail leases, amendments, estoppels, SNDAs, construction-related agreements, and other commercial leasing related matters
Proven ability to negotiate and resolve disputes with landlords related to tenant rights under leases
Have worked independently and led boldly with intention in working with cross-functional clients
Excellent and persuasive written and oral communication skills
Business-minded problem solving, not just problem spotting
Exhibit exceptional integrity, judgment, and discretion
Ability and motivation to develop strong business acumen and robust understanding of the business areas in which you will be involved