Associate - Commercial Real Estate

Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #244
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Description: Harris Beach PLLC seeks a commercial and transactional attorney to join our talented team who is well organized, detail oriented and adaptable with the willingness and ability to learn and implement a defined prioritization system. The successful candidate will have some transactional and commercial real estate experience, and general management of case files. Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required. This is an exciting and challenging position that will allow you to grow as a professional.


  • Draft purchase and sale agreements, letters of intent, deeds, etc. for commercial real estate transactions.
  • Review due diligence, monitor contingencies, review and prepare title objections, survey and environmental reviews, closing documents and wire transfers.
  • Coordinate and review title commitments and policies, UCC, judgment and lien searches, surveys, site plans and leases.
  • Supervise pre- and post-closing matters, including preparation of documents for recording / filing
  • Communicate with clients, banks, attorneys and additional parties involved with the closing and filings of all transactions.
  • Coordinate and direct the review, management and preparation of commercial leasing documentation.
  • Review and negotiate leases.
  • Review and monitor agreements with developers, approval of conditions required prior to draw disbursement and developer payment.
  • Draft and review initial documentation, obtain approvals, modify documents as necessary and coordinated document execution.


  • Minimum 1 year of experience in transactional and commercial real estate required
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to exceptional client service
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client orientation
  • Must be admitted in New York
  • Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced, team oriented environment
  • Some overnight travel may be required
  • Military experience welcome

Harris Beach is committed to an inclusive environment and we welcome applications from diverse candidates.
Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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  • Pittsford, NY 14534, USA