Asst. General Counsel – Real Estate

Kinder Morgan
Published
November 24, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
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Position Description

This is an Assistant General Counsel position at Kinder Morgan, with responsibility on a day-to-day basis for real estate and right of way transactions related to Kinder Morgan’s business segments (including its natural gas and products pipelines business segments) as well as corporate real estate transactions (including leasing of properties and divestitures of excess properties), and other real estate matters.  

The core responsibilities of this position will include the drafting, review and negotiation of a wide variety of real estate documents including (i) pipeline and surface easements, rights of way and related amendments, limitations and assignments; (ii) access and temporary workspace agreements; (iii) pipeline crossing agreements, encroachment agreements, and license agreements with governmental agencies; (iv) reimbursement and pipeline relocation agreements; (v) deeds, bills of sale, quitclaim agreements and other assignment documents and instruments, including review of title commitments and surveys; and (vi) office and facility leases, subleases and licenses.  Other responsibilities of the position will include correspondence with landowners regarding Kinder Morgan equipment or facilities, and minor litigation surrounding land condemnations including motions for injunctions and TROs.

Position Requirements

Seeking candidate who has been admitted to and is in good standing with the State Bar of Texas, with 8 to 10+ years of relevant legal experience with either a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department of a pipeline or other energy infrastructure company. 

The attorney will work with and advise representatives of Kinder Morgan’s land and right of way and corporate real estate departments and will also work with attorneys and other employees within Kinder Morgan’s business segments. Kinder Morgan is seeking a candidate with excellent writing, research and communications skills who works well with others, is responsive to clients, and has experience working directly with employees at all levels of the company, including employees at or above the vice present level. The attorney will be expected to process a high volume of day-to-day real estate work while also pitching in on time-sensitive matters as needed.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As a federal contractor, Kinder Morgan must adhere to federal guidelines that require many of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accordingly, all new hire employees must be vaccinated before they begin work. This requirement is subject to accommodations for religious and medical reasons under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and possible state and local laws.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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