Director - Legal

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LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management business specializing in multi-family housing. Formed in 2013 and headquartered in Chicago, LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 400 Class A and B properties comprising more than 150,000 units in markets across the United States.


Our business is focused on making real estate more valuable. But for us, it’s more than that. It’s people first, community always. It’s a life-filled career, not just a career-filled life. It’s doing good work, with good humans, and making a difference. It’s excellence in all its forms. Ultimately, we create great places to work, live, and grow. We do that by focusing on leaving people – and places – better than we found them.


Whew! Still with us? Cool. Let’s talk about where you’d fit in:


As part of the LivCor Legal team, the Director will manage, review and negotiate various commercial agreements encompassing a variety of vendor engagements and companywide initiatives.  This position provides a great opportunity to develop skills as a well-rounded in-house counsel and is ideal for a business-oriented attorney with strong cooperation, customer service and interpersonal skills. In performing these responsibilities, the Director will support the Sr. Director and work primarily with other LivCor teams (such as Communications, ESG, Technology and Operations) and will also interface with Revantage Legal as well as other Blackstone portfolio companies across a wide variety of residential real estate asset classes.  The Director should be a creative problem-solver with the ability to think big picture and work collaboratively.  This role will be located in the LivCor Chicago office.


Only read further if you are:

  • Kind
  • Humble
  • Honest
  • Relentless
  • Smart with Heart

You should be:

  • Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing.
  • A passionate person with a love for real estate and investing; and believes that helping others win is a noble cause, essential to our success.
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivatedenergetic, and organized

What you will do:


Corporate Legal Responsibilities

  • Primary support of all commercial agreements, including preparing, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of high-value and sensitive commercial contracts, such as IT and SaaS contracts, service and consulting agreements and other vendor engagements.
  • Guide, support and align with various LivCor team leads to execute enterprise initiatives with a wide variety of third-party partners, including close collaboration on negotiation strategies and operational needs.  
  • Maintain and continue to develop a variety of contract templates, including master services agreements, consulting contracts, non-disclosure agreements and addenda.
  • Develop trusted, business-minded partnerships with various LivCor teams (including Technology, ESG, Marketing, Asset Management, Operations, Strategic Planning and Finance) and operating partner legal teams.
  • Prepare, review and negotiate property management agreements in close alignment with the LivCor transactions team.


Other Operational Responsibilities

  • Lead and support LivCor Legal trainings on key vendor engagement processes and commercial contract best practices.
  • Champion risk management support and subject matter expertise to all LivCor team members.
  • Execute LivCor Legal team objectives aimed at the implementation of process and technology improvements related to commercial contract management to build LivCor Legal into a best-in-class legal department.
  • Opportunity for optional travel for site-visits and off-site conferences.

What you should have:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • J.D. degree
  • 4+ years of significant experience with drafting and negotiating sophisticated and complex commercial contracts at a law firm or a similar experience in-house
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Must be efficient, responsive, analytical, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with a business partner mindset
  • Strong communication, writing, counseling, and problem-solving skills
  • Maintains sense of humor, even under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Proficiency with SmartSheet and Asana preferred
  • Multifamily or prior real estate experience preferred

What we offer:

We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go.


Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not serious but we take this stuff seriously, if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together. It shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is? We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CEO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when he is wrong. In fact, he needs people to – we all do. Supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.


Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience, and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like a generous 401(k) match and bountiful holidays and time off.


If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are your next place for your career journey. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.


The LivCorian Values

  1. Be you. Be Real. Be Open. You do you. Together, we will do something amazing.
  2. Care, Always. We don’t want to let anyone down.
  3. Courageously Curious. We love to learn, even when it hurts.
  4. Help Others Win, Be A Good Neighbor. This is about ‘We, not Me.’
  5. Relentless Hustle, Heart & Humility. Work hard. Be Kind. Make Better.

A few of the people you will work with:

LivCor is proud to be a US EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner


EEO Statement

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant, employee, or other covered person based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, race, color, caste, immigration status, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), protected leave status, domestic violence victim status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email


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