Commercial Development

Vice President Associate General Counsel

Indianapolis, IN  •  Full Time

Job Description

Thompson Thrift is seeking a Associate General Counsel (Commercial) to work out of the corporate office in Indianapolis, IN. The Associate General Counsel (Commercial) reports to the SVP - General Counsel and will provide direct legal support to the Commercial Development team for projects both under contract and development. This position will also provide additional support to Commercial's Property Management team on an as needed basis. The Associate General Counsel position will negotiate, draft, review, research, process and document a wide variety of agreements for Commercial, including, without limitation, retail tenant leases, declarations, covenants and restrictions, easements, development agreements, utility agreements, consulting agreements, license agreements, confidentiality agreements, property management agreements and other real estate development documents supporting Commercial Development projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and draft a full range of retail leases real estate development agreements.
  • Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues and business strategy impacting development.
  • Advise executives within the company and work alongside Commercial Development Team Members.
  • Manage various projects and deadlines.
  • Advise executives on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals.
  • Explain legal language.
  • Draft terms and conditions in agreements.
  • Ensure legal objectives are met.
  • Research unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates.
  • Develop solutions to complex legal questions.
  • Provide training to company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • 10+ years of real estate law experience in a law firm or in-house legal department.
  • Juris Doctor degree is required.
  • Has extensive experience with the concepts and principles of one or more related fields or departments.
  • Contributes to strategic planning, direction, and goal setting for the department or function in collaboration with senior management.
  • Establishes departmental policies, practices, and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employees may perform other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands; and verbal communication. The employee frequently uses a computer keyboard and monitor. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly required to be mobile and the employee occasionally travels both short and long distances via a variety of conveyances. The employee occasionally performs work on-site at construction work sites, office locations, and/or off-site venues. Performing this job will sometimes require the employee to walk work sites that do not have infrastructure, this includes walking on uneven surfaces, through mud, through ruts, etc. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office or remote setting. The noise in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work at construction work sites where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and the risk of electrical shock. The noise in the construction work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is required to work in compliance with company safety policies, procedures, and applicable laws.

At Thompson Thrift, we work to fulfill our mission daily 'to positively impact our team members and the communities we serve.' As a successful, 30+ year development and construction company, we are looking for team members who are inspired by our mission and share our core values of leadership, excellence and service. Our property management teams work in a fun, fast-paced work environment and have tremendous room for professional growth. Full time position with benefit package including health insurance, vision, dental, short and long-term disability, 401K and paid time off.

Are you ready to join our team?

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