The KSL Legal Department works closely with executives and business partners of the company and its affiliates to provide advice on their legal rights and obligations and to enforce customer, partner, and supplier compliance with contractual terms and conditions, taking appropriate legal or other enforcement action where necessary. Legal Department professionals help navigate the company through a wide array of legal and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate entitlement and development, construction, finance, human resources, sales and marketing, labor and employee relations, retail, contracts, tax, litigation, corporate governance and intellectual property.
The Legal Department anticipates and helps to circumvent legal problems by keeping the company’s executives up to date on new laws and regulations and by developing preventative law strategies and policies and procedures designed to minimize litigation, risk and third party disputes, while maintaining a commercially pragmatic approach to operating its business. By doing so, KSL has been extremely effective in complying with applicable legal, regulatory and contractual obligations, thereby mitigating potential liability and unnecessary costs and expenses. The Legal Department also manages relationships with external counsel so as to utilize such resources when necessary while striving to keep such costs to a minimum.