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Senior Counsel, Real Estate

Columbus, Ohio 500 Neil Ave, 43215
Senior Counsel, Real Estate (23045224)


Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience. Chipotle has always done 
things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting 
conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you 
will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make 
better food accessible to everyone.

As the Senior Counsel, Real Estate, you will provide transactional legal support to the Company's 
Development department, including the Real Estate, Lease Administration, Lease Renewals, Asset 
Management, and Construction teams, and support regulatory and operational issues related 
thereto. In this role, you will identify and analyze complex legal issues and present appropriate 
recommendations to minimize the legal exposure of the Company in its real estate transactions 
and holdings. You’ll work closely with teams of outside counsel to assist with the Company's real 
estate-related legal needs, as well as to draft and negotiate a variety of agreements including, 
without limitation retail leases and amendments, construction agreements, and related 

The principal responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
• Lead negotiation and drafting of lease amendments and renewals for the existing 
Company portfolio, including occasional subleases and leases.
• Work with Assistant General Counsel – Real Estate to draft and amend leases and other 
documentation for new restaurant transactions as needed.
• Review paralegal work product and provides legal advice with respect to estoppel issues, 
Subordination and non-disturbance documentation and lease interpretation issues.
• Assist with managing the legal processes and procedures of the Company's Development 
department, including the Real Estate, Lease Administration, Asset Management, Design, 
Construction and Facilities teams, ensuring the delivery of timely and cost-effective legal 
advice and the coordination of other team resources in order to facilitate achievement of 
Development team's business goals.
• Provide support and assists in resolution of real estate disputes and litigation matters, 
property management and lease administration issues.

• Juris Doctorate Degree from accredited law school required.
• 6+ years’ combined experience of real estate law in a reputable law firm, and in-house 
experience, ideally in a restaurant or other retail environment.
• Bar passage and qualification to practice in Ohio 
• Ability to effectively collaborate cross-functionally, juggle conflicting demands and 
prioritize deadlines 
• Ability to handle and manage considerable number of deals simultaneously, coordinate with 
renewals and development teams to ensure timely delivery of work product
• Working knowledge of information technology platforms, real estate-related solutions, 
and records retention practices
• Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of real estate concepts, 
practices, and policies with the ability to use them in complex situations across multiple 
functional areas.
• Expert communication skills to influence, advocate for and drive change and compliance 
across a global company
• Strong business acumen and practical approach to problem solving is required

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly 
sourced, classically cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors 
or preservatives. Chipotle has over 3,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United 
Kingdom, France, and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and 
operates in all its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2022 
List for Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With over 100,000 employees passionate about 
providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food 
industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to 
be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable 
business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit

A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $124k- $190k. You are also eligible 
for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual 
compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers 
a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick 
leave, vacation time, and much more. Visit 

Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. 

Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with 
Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need an 
accommodation due to a disability to complete an application, job interview, and/or to otherwise participate in the hiring process.  This email does not respond to non-accommodations related requests

Primary Location: Ohio - Columbus - 8890 - 500 Neil Ave-(08890)

Work Location:
8890 - 500 Neil Ave-(08890)
500 Neil Ave
Columbus 43215

Job Legal Job Posting 11/10/2023 Job Number 23045224

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