Real Estate Attorney

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Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Seeking an experienced real estate/real property attorney to join SRP’s in-house legal team to provide legal guidance and advice to SRP client departments in connection with various land transactions and development projects.  The candidate should have a demonstrated interest and deep desire to achieve excellence in real property transactions and should be capable of producing high quality legal work and analysis on complex legal issues related to real property, prior rights, municipal/county development processes, and public and private easements.  The candidate should have broad transactional experience with an emphasis on real estate purchase and sale transactions, easements, municipal and county development processes, subdivision plat review, and real property ground leases, such experience to include negotiating and drafting complex real property related agreements.  A demonstrated ability to (1) prioritize and efficiently handle multiple matters and issues simultaneously while keeping management informed of developments, (2) effectively operate within a team environment and constructively contribute to high functioning teams of professionals, (3) develop constructive relationships both internally and externally, (3) research, problem solve, critically think, and communicate results both verbally and in writing are all required.  This position will help shape strategic decision-making in the water and power industry.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality legal advice on real property matters described above to support SRP’s core function of providing cost effective water and power to its water shareholders and power customers. 
  • Teamwork:  Absolute necessity to function well within a team environment comprised of clients from various SRP departments, other in-house lawyers, outside counsel, government relations representatives, technical experts, paralegals, and legal technicians; ability to consistently prioritize team goals over over individual personal interests.
  • Develop strong, productive, and effective working relationships with internal SRP client departments, outside counsel, external lawyers and executives, state regulatory agency officials, federal and state elected representative and staff, and other stakeholders to gather critical information to analyze and resolve complex legal and policy issues.
  • Negotiate and draft complex real property related agreements of all kinds including easements.
  • Research complex legal issues and draft written memorandum, summaries, pleadings, agreements, and other legal products. 
  • Manage and support outside counsel with litigation in state and federal courts related to real property/land issues impacting SRP’s core business.  
  • Analyze federal and state legislation for impacts to SRP’s core business functions.
  • Organize and coordinate work projects with minimal supervision, prioritize and adjust to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and work well under pressure. 
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively and efficiently to keep management informed of the status of legal matters.  
  • Ability to handle all duties with confidentiality, discretion and good judgment.
  • The duties listed above provide an overview of potential responsibilities and do not reflect an exhaustive list of potential activities.


Completion of a Juris Doctor (JD ) from an accredited institution.


Preferred that the candidate have five or more years of legal experience with solid performance advising clients on a variety of real estate transactions, contracts, and regulatory matters.

Additional Information

  • Candidate must be admitted to practice law in Arizona (or if admitted to practice out of state, the ability to attain Arizona State Bar admission within 18 months).
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and possess high self‐initiative in carrying out job responsibilities. 
  • Maintains a clear understanding of SRP strategies and business objective by active involvement with key management team members to ensure appropriate linkage of business strategies and legal issues.
  • SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although part-time teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).



Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 14380



Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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