Managing Counsel- Real Estate

Job Description

The Corporate Services practice group within BNY Mellon’s Legal Department is hiring an experienced commercial real estate attorney who will primarily support the company’s General Services and Global Real Estate Department, which manages and operates the company’s entire real estate portfolio.

 Responsibilities will include:


Providing hands on legal support in connection with all aspects of the management and operation of the company’s worldwide real estate portfolio, including assisting in the preparation of term sheets and RFPs, providing transactional legal advice, drafting and negotiation of commercial real estate lease documents and facilities-related contracts (leases, lease amendments, subleases, SNDAs, estoppel certificates, construction project contracts, facilities management contracts and other service contracts, etc.), interpreting and providing advice on existing leases and other contracts, and resolving disputes with landlords and other parties.


  • When needed, managing outside counsel located both in and outside the United States
  • Providing legal support with respect to the real estate aspects of various company initiatives and transactions, such as the company’s recovery and resolution planning efforts, corporate outsourcings, acquisitions and divestitures



Advanced Legal Degree or local country equivalent degree usually required. Progression to this level usually requires licensure/certification by the local country or jurisdiction. In some jurisdictions, may not require licensure or certification for placement in the role; in others, licensure/certification is required. 8-12 years minimum of total work experience as a qualified attorney is preferred.

  • 7 years’ experience as a commercial real estate attorney in a recognized law firm having a well-regarded commercial real estate practice or in a law department of a public company or financial institution preferred.

  • Significant experience with commercial real estate leasing activities and service contracts relating to the operation and management of commercial real estate
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for construction projects is a plus



BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Internal Jobcode: 85116
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1916705