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Counsel, Real Estate and Commercial - The Toro Company

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Bloomington, Minnesota

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Who Are We?

The Toro Company is a homegrown, Minnesota-based company that has been in business since 1914. We pride ourselves on providing world-class equipment to help maintain the environment that we love, while putting an emphasis on giving back to the communities that surround us.From residential lawns and gardens, to venues such as St Andrews Links and Target Field, we are a company with a global footprint and a passion for helping people beautify whatever landscape they may be in. With 100 years of operation under our belt and an average employee tenure of 15 years, come find out what makes The Toro Company the best place in the Twin Cities to build a career.

As the Counsel for Real Estate and Commercial you will provide legal counsel and advice to The Toro Company’s business divisions and corporate functions on real estate matters, contracts, and other commercial legal matters. 

What Will You Do?

  • Real Estate

    • Responsibility for legal aspects of enterprise-wide, global real estate portfolio

    • Draft and negotiate new leases and lease renewals

    • Manage real property acquisitions and dispositions, including negotiating purchase agreements, conducting title and survey review, addressing title matters and coordinating with title companies, drafting closing documentation, and overseeing and directing outside counsel

    • Draft and negotiate easements, license and use agreements, 3PL agreements, SNDAs, and tenant estoppel certificates

    • Pursue entitlements from municipalities, including platting and zoning approvals and use permits

    • Draft and negotiate construction documents

    • Pursue public incentives, including overseeing outside incentives consultant and drafting and negotiating incentives award documentation

    • Provide guidance to and partner with outside real estate broker to manage lease expiration schedule, lease negotiations, market surveys, location studies, RFPs, and appraisals

    • Conduct real estate due diligence for potential corporate transactions

    • Manage and improve standard real estate related forms and templates

    • Provide practical, business-oriented advice relating to real estate matters and risks

  • Contracts and Commercial Legal Responsibilities

    • Draft, edit, and negotiate various contracts, with a particular focus on sourcing agreements and contracts for sales to cooperative purchasing entities, national accounts and government accounts

    • Advise corporate stakeholders on identifying and managing contract risks and propose creative solutions to work through impasses in contract negotiations

    • Assist business units with issues of contract interpretation, enforcement, and resolution of disputes with vendors

    • Advise domestic business units on legal issues relating to advertising and promotional activities

    • Provide counsel and support on product warranty statements, bankruptcy and lien notices, and small claims matters

    • Work on special projects and additional responsibilities as needed (which may vary based on a candidate’s particular skills and experience)

What Do You Need?

  • JD degree from ABA accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota
  • 3-5 years’ experience in private practice or in-house legal department, with significant transactional real estate preferred
  • Experience representing clients in the manufacturing industry preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong negotiation and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels, including with senior leadership
  • Excellent business judgment, negotiation, and analytical skills
  • Ability to collaborate across business functions and teams
  • Ability to distill and translate complex legal issues into actionable, business-oriented advice
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks/projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Works independently, efficiently, and proactively to manage projects from beginning to end
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

What Can We Give You?

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at ourBloomington, MN HQlocation a variety of perks, including:

  • Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment.

  • Location – Conveniently located near both St. Paul and Minneapolis, we are centrally located for most commuters!

  • Food - Take advantage of our onsite café, which serves both breakfast and lunch. With a Caribou Coffee attached, you can grab a snack and a coffee at any time during your day.

  • Wellness - The Toro Company’s HQ offers complimentary use of our onsite fitness facility to employees. In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees. 

  • Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provide employees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community.

  • Summer Hours – Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at our Bloomington HQ are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.

  • Flexible Work Arrangements – This team is currently implementing a hybrid work schedule. The opportunity to collaborate in the office and work from home part-time, has promoted team-building and flexibility#LI-Hybrid

  • Competitive Salary The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package.If you need to, you can access your pay early withthe One@Workapp, formerly the Even app.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related needs and conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is not a new concept for The Toro Company. It is deeply rooted in our purpose—to help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.

  • Community

    Volunteering is an important part of our culture. We believe that a satisfying life comes from contributing at work and giving back to the community.

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