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Sr. Director, Legal & Business Affairs ( Land Use/Real Estate )

Orlando, FL

Universal Orlando Resort believes in-person collaboration is key to our success. Many of our Team Members work in a hybrid capacity, contributing from the workplace a minimum of three days per week.

There are also roles that require being on-site full time. Limited remote opportunities may be available within specific departments. You’ll learn more about this during the recruitment process.

The Senior Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Universal Destinations and Experiences (UDX) is responsible for managing legal aspects of domestic and international commercial matters, such as drafting and negotiating complex commercial and real estate agreements, corporate transactions, and providing advice and guidance for UDX operations. This position includes managing attorneys and staff as well as outside counsel and consultants.


  • Manage complex domestic and international commercial and real estate transactions, including land use, planning, and real estate development matters and drafting, interpretation and negotiation of complex contracts and agreements, such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, and acquisition, development, incentive, management, third party service, licensing, and other legal agreements.
  • Advise regarding corporate transactions, including entity formation, joint ventures, commercial lending, and board and shareholder matters for domestic and international entities.
  • Provide oversight, management and tracking of corporate compliance, including contractual commitments, and project management.
  • Lead internal team of attorneys and support staff, including allocation and supervision of work and professional development, and management of outside counsel.
  • Strategic planning for proposed transactions, management of special projects, and provide general advice and counsel on legal issues to Senior Management.
  • Review and interpret applicable law, statutes, regulations, and pending legislation and any best practices applicable to UDX operations. Drafting of policies and procedures and development and presentation of training materials.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Doctor of Jurisprudence.

EXPERIENCE: 10+ years of experience in commercial and real estate transactions, negotiating, drafting, and interpreting complex business/intellectual property contracts.

Experience with land use, planning, and real estate development preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Member of a State Bar (Florida, California, Texas, or Nevada strongly preferred)


  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, and proficient in Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Internet and web-based training tools.
  • Must be willing to travel frequently, domestically, and internationally, including Asia.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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