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Senior Legal Counsel, Director, Weyerhaeuser Company, Seattle, WA

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Harris Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by Weyerhaeuser to find an experienced transactional attorney to join its Timberlands, Real Estate, ENR, and Corporate Development legal team. 

This hire will join a highly supportive working environment while handling sophisticated matters for one of the largest private landowners in the world.  This is a rare opportunity for an attorney who is excited to join a world-class timberlands owner to work on complex real estate, renewable energy, and mineral transactions.

Weyerhaeuser’s team supports various businesses and emerging areas as these businesses grow and evolve.  Weyerhaeuser sustainably manages forests and manufactures products that make the world a better place.  In addition, the company is serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do.

With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.  The ideal hire will be a team player, self-starter, and creative thinker who is good at seeing the big picture and not afraid to challenge conventional thinking.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership and legal support for Weyerhaeuser’s Real Estate and Corporate Development business teams in connection with all manner of real estate transactions, including timberland purchases and sales, large scale timberland acquisitions and divestitures, development projects, carbon projects, mitigation banking agreements, and other related transactions.
  • Participate on business leadership teams and advise businesses on issues that arise across a nearly 11-million-acre land base, e.g., title, access, boundaries, trespass, leasing, licensing, easements.
  • Provide legal support for Weyerhaeuser’s renewable energy business team in connection with the negotiation of wind and solar energy projects throughout the United States.
  • Support leasing and other transactions for energy, mineral, and other projects, including oil and gas, geothermal, recreation, and communication sites.
  • Assist with the growth of Weyerhaeuser’s natural climate solutions business, including carbon transactions and other conservation arrangements.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a transactional attorney, with first-chair experience on significant, large-scale timber or similar real estate transactions.
  • Prior work in-house preferred, but not required.
  • Exceptional legal, project management, leadership, and negotiation skills.
  • Strong core values, including integrity and inclusion.
  • Adept at delivering practical advice to members of the business, including senior leadership.
  • Empathetic leadership style with ability to connect with employees at all levels.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • High degree of initiative and a proactive attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships through strong interpersonal relationship skills.

COMPANY

Weyerhaeuser Company is the world’s premier timber, land, and forest products company.  Sustainability is the founding concept of our business, and our values drive every decision to ensure we continue to lead the forestry industry in sustainability practices.  And we know about sustainability – we led it in the forestry industry when we planted our first seedling by hand in 1938.  We recognize that our success is dependent on the success of our people.

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