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Associate - Commercial Real Estate and Land Use

Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #159
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Associate – Commercial Real Estate and Land  Use                                       

Location:  Rochester, NY


Description: Harris Beach seeks a commercial and transactional associate 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 experience with transactional and commercial real estate matters and general management of case files that includes advising private and municipal clients on zoning and land use matters.



  • 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 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 and Common Area Maintenance clauses.

  • 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 2+ years’ experience in transactional and commercial real estate required; land use experience preferred
  • Admission to NYS bar (or ability to waive in)
  • Exceptionally strong writing skills are required    
  • Must have excellent verbal communication skill    
  • Demonstrated high level organizational skills for prioritizing workload

  • Demonstrated ability to absorb, process and understand new information rapidly

  • Must be able to manage competing priorities

  • Maintains high standards of performance 

  • Exhibits conscientiousness, dedication, self-discipline and a sense of responsibility

  • Must have a professional, cooperative, positive and flexible attitude

  • Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization

  • Some travel may be required

  • Military experience a plus

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

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Pittsford, NY 14534, USA