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Corporate Counsel, Leasing

Company: Vantage Data Centers
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

About Vantage Data CentersVantage is committed to being a workplace of inclusion, equity, respect and acceptance. We celebrate diversity and intentionally seek out opportunities to learn from one another's experience.Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world's well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.Position DescriptionThe Corporate Counsel, Leasing (North America) is responsible for legal support of client agreements in North America, including data center leases, service agreements, and related documents. In addition to providing excellent legal expertise and support, the candidate must bring a proactive, business, and solution-oriented mindset to legal matters, an enterprise lens, and a proven ability to work collaboratively across the organization. Ideal candidates for this role will have data center or related technology expertise, in-house or law firm experience, strong business acumen, enterprise leadership, passion for growing a business, and experience in continuous improvement and driving enhancements that benefit the Company.Essential Job Functions

  • Provide legal guidance and negotiation expertise with respect to data center transactions in North America.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to gather input and consensus on technical, operational, and compliance aspects of data center transactions.
  • Be a strategic partner by providing practical, business-focused, and sound legal advice to North American Sales, Finance, Corporate Development, and Operations teams.
  • Provide proactive and strategic-level advice that enables Vantage to achieve its business and strategic objectives while fully and appropriately managing and leveraging legal risk.
  • Responsible for assisting with all legal matters involving client relationships.Duties
    • Draft and negotiate data center agreements with hyperscalers and other large wholesale and enterprise clients, including, without limitation, letters of intent, lease agreements, repeatable lease templates, colocation agreements, development agreements, master service agreements, service orders, and non-disclosure agreements.
    • Assist with the development, implementation, and management of methodology improvements in the client negotiation process and resolve legal issues that arise in existing client relationships.
    • Support global legal strategy for client agreements, including contract management and governance.
    • Provide legal analysis of client agreements in support of certain business development and financing transactions, including document review and due diligence.
    • Provide legal guidance with respect to compliance initiatives for client agreements.
    • Assist with the development of and updates to client-related agreement templates and provide counseling on the use of such templates.
    • Support North American Sales, Finance, Corporate Development, and Operations teams as needed.Job Requirements
      • Qualified and registered attorney in the United States.
      • 5+ years of relevant legal experience.
      • Experience within the data center industry strongly preferred.
      • Working knowledge of commercial real estate.
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
      • Well-rounded lawyer who is also a practical and business-minded executive.
      • Strong communication, negotiation, and legal writing skills. Good interpersonal and management skills.
      • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills that enable the candidate to juggle multiple responsibilities at once and consistently meet tight deadlines.
      • Impeccable integrity, credibility, character, and ethics.We operate with No Ego and No Arrogance. We work to build each other up and support one another, appreciating each other's strengths and respecting each other's weaknesses. We find joy in our work and each other, actively seeking opportunities to inject fun into what we do. Our hard an efficient work is rewarded with an above market total compensation package. We offer a comprehensive suite of health and welfare, retirement, and paid leave benefits exceeding local expectations.Safety and security always matter. During COVID, all positions that can work remotely have been, and appropriate steps have been taken to ensure the safety of employees in any position essential to be on site. Regardless of where you are working, technology to work effectively is provided on or in advance of your first day of employment.Throughout the year, the advantage of being part of the Vantage team is evident with an array of benefits, recognition, training and development, and the knowledge that your contribution adds value to the company and our community.Don't meet all the requirements? Please still apply if you think you are the right person for the position. We are always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.Vantage Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Vantage Data Centers, Santa Clara , Corporate Counsel, Leasing, Legal , Santa Clara, California

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