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Associate General Counsel - Real Estate And Finance

Chicago IL Associate General Counsel - Real Estate and Finance Responsibilities: Structure, draft, negotiate, manage and close: transactions and documentation relating to anchor store and big box development, including retail, multi-family and office leases, ground leases, sales, acquisitions, land swaps, subdivisions, reciprocal easement agreements, declarations of covenants and conditions, development agreements, supplemental agreements, easement and license agreements and an array of other development related agreements. transactions and sale agreements for individual and multi-property / portfolio acquisitions and dispositions and coordinate all aspects of the transaction and closing process, including conducting due diligence, monitoring contingencies, reviewing and preparing title objections, conducting title and survey and environmental reviews, clearing title and survey matters, and prepare closing documents. sophisticated real estate finance transactions through closing, including individual and portfolio mortgage loans, construction loans, mezzanine loans, corporate facilities, and loan servicing matters. Structure, draft, negotiate and review: joint venture agreements, contribution agreements, and property management and leasing agreements. big-box retail leases with sophisticated national tenants. commercial condominium documents, planned unit developments, zoning changes and variances, entitlement procurement, annexation agreements, municipal financing and incentive agreements, subdivision agreements, and development agreements for both retail and mixed-use projects. Conduct documentation research of rights, obligations and restrictions contained in existing leases, reciprocal easement agreements and other complex property agreements, and provide both technical and practical analysis and recommendations to internal clients concerning legal issues, including preparation of documentation necessary to secure third party approvals. Select, retain, and manage the activities of outside counsel as necessary to effectively leverage expertise, including oversight of transactions and documents and review of legal fee budgets and staffing.

Qualifications: A JD Degree from a leading law school, with proven academic success. 6+ years of relevant transactional and commercial real estate experience with a law firm and/or corporation. Proven ability to independently, and on a "first-chair" basis, structure, draft, negotiate, manage and close sophisticated real estate, development and financing transactions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong negotiation ability, with an eye toward pragmatic, mutually beneficial outcomes. Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to interface with colleagues at all levels, by virtue of professional competence, personal integrity, and personal style. Outstanding client management skills, with an ability to inspire confidence and trust with a variety of clients. Proven ability to handle stressful situations, a diverse and high volume workload, and provide client service in a calm and professional manner. Flexibility and strong analytic and problem solving ability. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Proven success in managing multiple tasks and priorities.
Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2019-02-20

Assistant Chief Counsel-Real Estate Sales & Acquisitions

Lake Buena Vista FL Assistant Chief Counsel Real Estate Sales & Acquisitions Responsibilities: Handle and oversee complex real estate legal services for the Resort related to property sales and acquisitions, real estate master planning, real estate development, hotel leasing, and ongoing maintenance of real estate assets of the Resort, including: Negotiate and draft complex purchase and sale agreements, leases, development and management agreements, infrastructure agreements, easement agreements, and various closing documents; Manage and coordinate all aspects of commercial real estate sales and acquisitions including due diligence, title and survey review and closings; Advise the business teams on matters related to land use, zoning and entitlements; Provide legal support and advice to the Resort master planning group; Provide legal advice and act as a strategic thought partner throughout various stages of project planning, real estate acquisitions and real estate dispositions. Provide legal advice on legislative and other government affairs related matters, including legal advice regarding the potential effect of pending legislation on the Resort. Provide guidance to team members on real estate matters, manage outside counsel and outside counsel legal budgets.

Qualifications: Law degree from an accredited law school. An attorney with 15+ years' complex commercial transactional real estate experience. Ability to work independently on complex projects and assignments. Demonstrated ability to evaluate risk and to exercise sound legal judgment. Proven ability to manage and provide active leadership and strategic direction for other attorneys and paralegals in the real estate area. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven client relationship skills. Must be team-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a solution oriented approach to legal issues. Self-motivated, with outstanding interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate complex concepts and issues effectively with all levels of management. Ability to multi-task and work quickly and collaboratively under tight deadlines. Highly organized with ability to effectively manage outside counsel and financial budget. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with governmental/regulatory law a plus. Admission to the Florida bar preferred; eligibility for Florida Authorized House Counsel status, if not already admitted to the Florida Bar. Preferred Education: Law degree from a top-tier law school.
Legal 15 - 0 Full-time 2019-02-19

Real Estate Attorney

Chicago IL Real Estate Attorney DUTIES: Manage existing national real estate portfolio. Manage and oversee brokers and other real estate professionals to find appropriate properties for new market expansion. Manage and oversee LOI / lease / purchase agreements for new market expansion. Manage and oversee all zoning and land use issues for new market expansion including qualifying properties, confirming zoning requirements, and working with local zoning departments to obtain required documentation. Assist in drafting, reviewing and filing certain legal and regulatory documents. Assists in the application process for entering new markets, including drafting and editing certain application deliverables. Assists the legal team to ensure compliance with all applicable state, county and municipal laws, ordinances and regulations.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an ABA accredited school required (must be a member in good standing of a State Bar). 3-5 years of real estate experience in a law firm or in-house legal department (in-house preferred). Must be highly experienced using MS Office, MS Word and Adobe Suite. Additional land use / zoning experience preferred. Familiarity or experience with project management software preferred. Detail-oriented and ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities. Capable of handling confidential information discreetly and professionally and Unassailable integrity and ethics.
Legal 3 - 5 Full-time 2019-02-18

Senior Real Estate Attorney (supporting Leasing)

Salt Lake City UT Senior Real Estate Attorney (Supporting Leasing) The candidate will be responsible for providing legal guidance and support to the western regional leasing team and maintain data integrity in the preparation, review and negotiation of retail real estate leases for that region. Build strong working partnerships internally and provide guidance and mentoring to a junior attorney. Must have Juris Doctorate from an excellent law school. 6+ years of experience practicing as a lawyer with an emphasis on retail real estate leasing experience is required. In-house experience working with leasing agents is strongly preferred. Good standing in at least 1 state is must. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong problem-solving skills are needed. Must have outstanding contract negotiation and drafting skills. Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2019-02-16

Counsel - Real Estate And Construction

Arlington VA Legal, Compliance & Risk The candidate will provide legal support to the Company s Real Estate, Construction and related departments, including the relevant company policies and procedures that pertain to the specific business units. Provide transactional/contractual support to the applicable business units, including conducting appropriate legal research, drafting contracts and related legal documents. Support the business in negotiations for a broad spectrum of real estate and construction matters. Identify and analyze complex legal issues. Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements including, without limitation, commercial real estate acquisition, disposal agreements, leases, other commercial real estate transactional agreements and construction agreements. Provide advice and support to specific business units (including executive leadership and regional management) about legal exposure and risks, other department-wide or Company-wide consequences and recommended course for specific business area. Monitor state and federal legislation and government agency enforcement priorities and advise of developments that may or will affect the business units. Supervise and manage outside counsel and review their invoices for specific business units. Provide legal policies and procedures for business units that comply with US laws and regulations and firm's international requirements. Perform other duties as assigned.

The candidate should have a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from an accredited US law school. 1 - 4 years of experience in related field. Member in Good Standing of at least 1 state bar required (Virginia preferred); must be able to present certificate of Good Standing from State Bar. Strong contract drafting, research, analytical, and negotiation skills, with prior experience in commercial real estate and construction transactions. Ability to research legal issues and provide clear, concise written and oral advice. Experience in general corporate law, real estate, construction, and commercial transactions preferred. 2 - 4 years of experience at a mid to large law firm in specific area that corresponds to business unit preferred. Additional in-house experience with general knowledge of business practices at large national or international company. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work under pressure and to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. Strong technical and presentation skills. May required overnight domestic or international travel.
Legal 1 - 4 Full-time 2019-02-13

Senior Director, Associate General Counsel Commercial Bank, Real Estate

New York City NY Senior Director, Associate General Counsel Commercial Bank, Real Estate The candidate will advise the Commercial Real Estate real estate lending business and other Commercial Bank banking units on a wide variety of matters. Provide and coordinate overall delivery of legal support to CRE as a trusted advisor and partner to the senior management team, transaction teams and other internal partners. Lead the legal process for structuring, diligencing, documentation, negotiation and closing of CRE transactions. Engage and oversee outside legal counsel as needed in an effective and efficient manner. Partner collaboratively with other internal counsel and business teams. Represent the Commercial Bank with external parties, including customers, regulators, partners, industry trade groups and outside law firms. Provide thought and strategic leadership on relevant industry and regulatory developments. Lead projects such as the development of form documents, negotiations guidelines and training sessions. Partner with the Commercial Banks Risk and Compliance officers to ensure comprehensive support. Partner with the operations team to drive process improvements. Collaborate with Special Assets legal and business teams in support of workout and restructuring matters. Collaborate with in-house litigation team in support of litigation matters.

The candidate must have J.D. degree and a state bar member in good standing. Must have 10 years of major law firm or in-house legal department experience with complex commercial real estate transactions, including mortgage-secured real estate financing, construction lending, mezzanine loans and intercreditor arrangements. Should have 1+ year of experience leading projects relating to form document development. Should have detailed working knowledge of commercial real estate lending issues involving title insurance, surveys, zoning, flood, casualty/liability insurance, licensing, and non- recourse carveouts, syndication and market standards. Must have knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to real estate lending across industries and structures. Experience with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA Multifamily lending preferred. Should have experience with lending to REITS and REIFS, Agency Warehouse lending and Subscription lines. Experience with sponsor-backed finance transactions a plus. Experience with loan syndications a must. Experience managing outside counsel required. Must have knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program and compliance with flood requirements.
Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2019-02-09

Investment / Real Estate Counsel

Bloomington IL Investment / Real Estate Counsel The candidate responsibilities will include counseling State Farm on: commercial mortgage loan transactions; the acquisition, development and sale of investment real estate; fixed income and private placement investments; private equity investments; the formation and governance of affiliated entities; and laws and regulations impacting the investment activities of an insurer and its affiliates. Must have experience in representing financial institutions in complex commercial mortgage loan transactions and construction loans. Should have experience in counseling financial institutions on purchases and sales of commercial real estate and real estate construction and development issues. Must have advanced document drafting skills associated with commercial mortgage loan and real estate transactions. Should have an understanding of real estate joint venture transactions and financial relationships between investors. An understanding of private equity investments required. Experience in fixed income and private placement investments needed. Must have an understanding of limited liability company and partnership organizational structures and governance. Law degree and excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited school required. Must have active license to practice law in at least one state and a member in good standing of the Bar. Legal 0 - 0 Full-time 2019-02-08

Real Estate Counsel

Arlington TX Real Estate Counsel The candidate will oversee and coordinate all regions legal matters with emphasis on land acquisition. Advises Regional President, SVP Legal and Investment Manager(s) on acquisition matters within the region. Provide legal advice related to land acquisition and development, including drafting contracts and related documents, working with region personnel, handling closings, performing title and survey review, environmental due diligence, analyzing zoning and entitlement issues, and consulting and coordinating with outside counsel as necessary. Review and prepare restrictive covenants and associated homeowners association documents. Review and revise subcontractor contract documents; handle related disputes. Review safety programs, review and revise manual and written policies, handle safety issues including OSHA. Advise executive team on risk and compliance matters. Provide advice regarding various region matters. Conducts all business in a professional and ethical manner to serve customers and increase the goodwill and profit of the company. Stay current on regulatory and compliance issues. Manage support staff responsible for maintaining acquisition and development files. Supervises 2 or more employees.

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree. Current license to practice law and; 3+ years of related experience and/or training. 2+ years of experience in real estate transactions and experience in contract negotiation preferred. Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills required. Proficient in time management. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written oral form or via FOR applications. Proficiency with MS Office and email essential.
Legal 3 - 0 Full-time 2019-02-04

Senior Counsel - Real Estate & Permitting

Houston TX Senior Counsel - Real Estate & Permitting The candidate will actively facilitate and drive real estate due diligence and agreements through negotiation, drafting and closing. Coordinate with project development team to ensure land-related components are financeable. Advise project teams on negotiations with various project stakeholders (e.g. landowners, regulatory agencies, governmental decision-makers, title companies, etc.). Provide pragmatic legal advice and sound risk assessments. Communicate across broad cross-functional transactional teams (project development, operations, finance, tax, risk management, accounting, legal and others). Navigate seamlessly between primary legal draftsperson/negotiator and close manager of outside counsel. Maintain and continuously improve standard form agreements, where applicable; such as option agreements, purchase and sale agreements, leases, term sheets and related form contracts. Advise management on policy-related matters that have the potential to impact the companys project development strategy. Other duties as assigned.

The candidate should have a JD and Active TX bar admission. Should have 7+ years of experience. Real estate counseling and negotiating experience required. Land use and permitting experience a plus. Should have significant experience with complex real estate matters. Should have familiarity with environmental, land use, and natural resources issues. Should be proficient use of all Microsoft Office suite programs.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2019-02-04

Senior Attorney - Real Estate Lending

San Antonio TX Senior Attorney - Real Estate Lending The candidate will be responsible for providing expert legal counsel to Senior Leaders including Executive Counsel for an operating area or staff agency within firm. Responds to needs of the business unit by identifying and analyzing complex and unique legal issues and provide resolution for these legal matters. Ensures the company's activities are conducted in compliance with applicable laws. Responsible for identifying and managing legal risk in association with firm's Risk Appetite and provide strategic direction. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works independently on matters of significance to the organization and has in-depth, expert knowledge in specific type of law, and/or the proven ability to lead teams to resolve complex issues. May work with outside counsel. Must have experience in the following areas: Independently providing legal counsel to manage and proactively address legal and regulatory risk in the real estate lending areas of Federal Savings Bank; Providing legal advice to the real estate lending origination and servicing initiatives, program expansion and state regulatory matters; Providing legal support for examinations, regulatory inquiries, issues management, remediation projects and Board level reporting; Assisting on a project basis with supporting 1st and 2nd Line of Defense to implement consumer, real estate and fair lending laws and regulations. Must have JD from an accredited law school. Should have 7+ years experience practicing law interpreting the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the state laws governing origination and servicing of real estate secured loans. Must have experience interacting with regulatory agencies, 1st and 2nd Line of Defense and Board level reporting functions. Should be Admitted to and an active member in good standing of the Bar in at least one state or territory. Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2019-01-28
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ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL
In-House,NuRock
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Position Purpose: The Associate General Counsel supports the outside Counsel and other NuRock staff by providing its corporate executives advice in day-to-day legal matters, managing on-going legal projects, and working pro-actively with staff to hel... + read more

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Associate General Counsel - Real Estate And Finance
Refer job# CEZS142608
 
Associate General Counsel - Real Estate and Finance Responsibilities: Structure, draft, negotiate, manage and close: transactions and documentation relating to anchor store and big box development, including retail, multi-family and office leases, ground leases, sales, acquisitions, land swaps, subdivisions, reciprocal easement agreements, declarations of covenants and conditions, development agreements, supplemental agreements, easement and license agreements and an array of other development related agreements. transactions and sale agreements for individual and multi-property / portfolio acquisitions and dispositions and coordinate all aspects of the transaction and closing process, including conducting due diligence, monitoring contingencies, reviewing and preparing title objections, conducting title and survey and environmental reviews, clearing title and survey matters, and prepare closing documents. sophisticated real estate finance transactions through closing, including individual and portfolio mortgage loans, construction loans, mezzanine loans, corporate facilities, and loan servicing matters. Structure, draft, negotiate and review: joint venture agreements, contribution agreements, and property management and leasing agreements. big-box retail leases with sophisticated national tenants. commercial condominium documents, planned unit developments, zoning changes and variances, entitlement procurement, annexation agreements, municipal financing and incentive agreements, subdivision agreements, and development agreements for both retail and mixed-use projects. Conduct documentation research of rights, obligations and restrictions contained in existing leases, reciprocal easement agreements and other complex property agreements, and provide both technical and practical analysis and recommendations to internal clients concerning legal issues, including preparation of documentation necessary to secure third party approvals. Select, retain, and manage the activities of outside counsel as necessary to effectively leverage expertise, including oversight of transactions and documents and review of legal fee budgets and staffing.

Qualifications: A JD Degree from a leading law school, with proven academic success. 6+ years of relevant transactional and commercial real estate experience with a law firm and/or corporation. Proven ability to independently, and on a "first-chair" basis, structure, draft, negotiate, manage and close sophisticated real estate, development and financing transactions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong negotiation ability, with an eye toward pragmatic, mutually beneficial outcomes. Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to interface with colleagues at all levels, by virtue of professional competence, personal integrity, and personal style. Outstanding client management skills, with an ability to inspire confidence and trust with a variety of clients. Proven ability to handle stressful situations, a diverse and high volume workload, and provide client service in a calm and professional manner. Flexibility and strong analytic and problem solving ability. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Proven success in managing multiple tasks and priorities.
 
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Assistant Chief Counsel-Real Estate Sales & Acquisitions
Refer job# WAMI142573
 
Assistant Chief Counsel Real Estate Sales & Acquisitions Responsibilities: Handle and oversee complex real estate legal services for the Resort related to property sales and acquisitions, real estate master planning, real estate development, hotel leasing, and ongoing maintenance of real estate assets of the Resort, including: Negotiate and draft complex purchase and sale agreements, leases, development and management agreements, infrastructure agreements, easement agreements, and various closing documents; Manage and coordinate all aspects of commercial real estate sales and acquisitions including due diligence, title and survey review and closings; Advise the business teams on matters related to land use, zoning and entitlements; Provide legal support and advice to the Resort master planning group; Provide legal advice and act as a strategic thought partner throughout various stages of project planning, real estate acquisitions and real estate dispositions. Provide legal advice on legislative and other government affairs related matters, including legal advice regarding the potential effect of pending legislation on the Resort. Provide guidance to team members on real estate matters, manage outside counsel and outside counsel legal budgets.

Qualifications: Law degree from an accredited law school. An attorney with 15+ years' complex commercial transactional real estate experience. Ability to work independently on complex projects and assignments. Demonstrated ability to evaluate risk and to exercise sound legal judgment. Proven ability to manage and provide active leadership and strategic direction for other attorneys and paralegals in the real estate area. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven client relationship skills. Must be team-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a solution oriented approach to legal issues. Self-motivated, with outstanding interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate complex concepts and issues effectively with all levels of management. Ability to multi-task and work quickly and collaboratively under tight deadlines. Highly organized with ability to effectively manage outside counsel and financial budget. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with governmental/regulatory law a plus. Admission to the Florida bar preferred; eligibility for Florida Authorized House Counsel status, if not already admitted to the Florida Bar. Preferred Education: Law degree from a top-tier law school.
 
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Real Estate Attorney
Refer job# KQKV142544
 
Real Estate Attorney DUTIES: Manage existing national real estate portfolio. Manage and oversee brokers and other real estate professionals to find appropriate properties for new market expansion. Manage and oversee LOI / lease / purchase agreements for new market expansion. Manage and oversee all zoning and land use issues for new market expansion including qualifying properties, confirming zoning requirements, and working with local zoning departments to obtain required documentation. Assist in drafting, reviewing and filing certain legal and regulatory documents. Assists in the application process for entering new markets, including drafting and editing certain application deliverables. Assists the legal team to ensure compliance with all applicable state, county and municipal laws, ordinances and regulations.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an ABA accredited school required (must be a member in good standing of a State Bar). 3-5 years of real estate experience in a law firm or in-house legal department (in-house preferred). Must be highly experienced using MS Office, MS Word and Adobe Suite. Additional land use / zoning experience preferred. Familiarity or experience with project management software preferred. Detail-oriented and ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities. Capable of handling confidential information discreetly and professionally and Unassailable integrity and ethics.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Senior Real Estate Attorney (supporting Leasing)
Refer job# CDXL142484
 
Senior Real Estate Attorney (Supporting Leasing) The candidate will be responsible for providing legal guidance and support to the western regional leasing team and maintain data integrity in the preparation, review and negotiation of retail real estate leases for that region. Build strong working partnerships internally and provide guidance and mentoring to a junior attorney. Must have Juris Doctorate from an excellent law school. 6+ years of experience practicing as a lawyer with an emphasis on retail real estate leasing experience is required. In-house experience working with leasing agents is strongly preferred. Good standing in at least 1 state is must. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong problem-solving skills are needed. Must have outstanding contract negotiation and drafting skills.
 
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Counsel - Real Estate And Construction
Refer job# GHWE142455
 
Legal, Compliance & Risk The candidate will provide legal support to the Company s Real Estate, Construction and related departments, including the relevant company policies and procedures that pertain to the specific business units. Provide transactional/contractual support to the applicable business units, including conducting appropriate legal research, drafting contracts and related legal documents. Support the business in negotiations for a broad spectrum of real estate and construction matters. Identify and analyze complex legal issues. Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements including, without limitation, commercial real estate acquisition, disposal agreements, leases, other commercial real estate transactional agreements and construction agreements. Provide advice and support to specific business units (including executive leadership and regional management) about legal exposure and risks, other department-wide or Company-wide consequences and recommended course for specific business area. Monitor state and federal legislation and government agency enforcement priorities and advise of developments that may or will affect the business units. Supervise and manage outside counsel and review their invoices for specific business units. Provide legal policies and procedures for business units that comply with US laws and regulations and firm's international requirements. Perform other duties as assigned.

The candidate should have a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from an accredited US law school. 1 - 4 years of experience in related field. Member in Good Standing of at least 1 state bar required (Virginia preferred); must be able to present certificate of Good Standing from State Bar. Strong contract drafting, research, analytical, and negotiation skills, with prior experience in commercial real estate and construction transactions. Ability to research legal issues and provide clear, concise written and oral advice. Experience in general corporate law, real estate, construction, and commercial transactions preferred. 2 - 4 years of experience at a mid to large law firm in specific area that corresponds to business unit preferred. Additional in-house experience with general knowledge of business practices at large national or international company. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work under pressure and to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. Strong technical and presentation skills. May required overnight domestic or international travel.
 
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Senior Director, Associate General Counsel Commercial Bank, Real Estate
Refer job# TEWY142350
 
Senior Director, Associate General Counsel Commercial Bank, Real Estate The candidate will advise the Commercial Real Estate real estate lending business and other Commercial Bank banking units on a wide variety of matters. Provide and coordinate overall delivery of legal support to CRE as a trusted advisor and partner to the senior management team, transaction teams and other internal partners. Lead the legal process for structuring, diligencing, documentation, negotiation and closing of CRE transactions. Engage and oversee outside legal counsel as needed in an effective and efficient manner. Partner collaboratively with other internal counsel and business teams. Represent the Commercial Bank with external parties, including customers, regulators, partners, industry trade groups and outside law firms. Provide thought and strategic leadership on relevant industry and regulatory developments. Lead projects such as the development of form documents, negotiations guidelines and training sessions. Partner with the Commercial Banks Risk and Compliance officers to ensure comprehensive support. Partner with the operations team to drive process improvements. Collaborate with Special Assets legal and business teams in support of workout and restructuring matters. Collaborate with in-house litigation team in support of litigation matters.

The candidate must have J.D. degree and a state bar member in good standing. Must have 10 years of major law firm or in-house legal department experience with complex commercial real estate transactions, including mortgage-secured real estate financing, construction lending, mezzanine loans and intercreditor arrangements. Should have 1+ year of experience leading projects relating to form document development. Should have detailed working knowledge of commercial real estate lending issues involving title insurance, surveys, zoning, flood, casualty/liability insurance, licensing, and non- recourse carveouts, syndication and market standards. Must have knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to real estate lending across industries and structures. Experience with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA Multifamily lending preferred. Should have experience with lending to REITS and REIFS, Agency Warehouse lending and Subscription lines. Experience with sponsor-backed finance transactions a plus. Experience with loan syndications a must. Experience managing outside counsel required. Must have knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program and compliance with flood requirements.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Investment / Real Estate Counsel
Refer job# WPJT142323
 
Investment / Real Estate Counsel The candidate responsibilities will include counseling State Farm on: commercial mortgage loan transactions; the acquisition, development and sale of investment real estate; fixed income and private placement investments; private equity investments; the formation and governance of affiliated entities; and laws and regulations impacting the investment activities of an insurer and its affiliates. Must have experience in representing financial institutions in complex commercial mortgage loan transactions and construction loans. Should have experience in counseling financial institutions on purchases and sales of commercial real estate and real estate construction and development issues. Must have advanced document drafting skills associated with commercial mortgage loan and real estate transactions. Should have an understanding of real estate joint venture transactions and financial relationships between investors. An understanding of private equity investments required. Experience in fixed income and private placement investments needed. Must have an understanding of limited liability company and partnership organizational structures and governance. Law degree and excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited school required. Must have active license to practice law in at least one state and a member in good standing of the Bar.
 
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Real Estate Counsel
Refer job# DRUJ142265
 
Real Estate Counsel The candidate will oversee and coordinate all regions legal matters with emphasis on land acquisition. Advises Regional President, SVP Legal and Investment Manager(s) on acquisition matters within the region. Provide legal advice related to land acquisition and development, including drafting contracts and related documents, working with region personnel, handling closings, performing title and survey review, environmental due diligence, analyzing zoning and entitlement issues, and consulting and coordinating with outside counsel as necessary. Review and prepare restrictive covenants and associated homeowners association documents. Review and revise subcontractor contract documents; handle related disputes. Review safety programs, review and revise manual and written policies, handle safety issues including OSHA. Advise executive team on risk and compliance matters. Provide advice regarding various region matters. Conducts all business in a professional and ethical manner to serve customers and increase the goodwill and profit of the company. Stay current on regulatory and compliance issues. Manage support staff responsible for maintaining acquisition and development files. Supervises 2 or more employees.

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree. Current license to practice law and; 3+ years of related experience and/or training. 2+ years of experience in real estate transactions and experience in contract negotiation preferred. Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills required. Proficient in time management. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written oral form or via FOR applications. Proficiency with MS Office and email essential.
 
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Senior Counsel - Real Estate & Permitting
Refer job# YADH142269
 
Senior Counsel - Real Estate & Permitting The candidate will actively facilitate and drive real estate due diligence and agreements through negotiation, drafting and closing. Coordinate with project development team to ensure land-related components are financeable. Advise project teams on negotiations with various project stakeholders (e.g. landowners, regulatory agencies, governmental decision-makers, title companies, etc.). Provide pragmatic legal advice and sound risk assessments. Communicate across broad cross-functional transactional teams (project development, operations, finance, tax, risk management, accounting, legal and others). Navigate seamlessly between primary legal draftsperson/negotiator and close manager of outside counsel. Maintain and continuously improve standard form agreements, where applicable; such as option agreements, purchase and sale agreements, leases, term sheets and related form contracts. Advise management on policy-related matters that have the potential to impact the companys project development strategy. Other duties as assigned.

The candidate should have a JD and Active TX bar admission. Should have 7+ years of experience. Real estate counseling and negotiating experience required. Land use and permitting experience a plus. Should have significant experience with complex real estate matters. Should have familiarity with environmental, land use, and natural resources issues. Should be proficient use of all Microsoft Office suite programs.
 
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Senior Attorney - Real Estate Lending
Refer job# CFCC142216
 
Senior Attorney - Real Estate Lending The candidate will be responsible for providing expert legal counsel to Senior Leaders including Executive Counsel for an operating area or staff agency within firm. Responds to needs of the business unit by identifying and analyzing complex and unique legal issues and provide resolution for these legal matters. Ensures the company's activities are conducted in compliance with applicable laws. Responsible for identifying and managing legal risk in association with firm's Risk Appetite and provide strategic direction. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works independently on matters of significance to the organization and has in-depth, expert knowledge in specific type of law, and/or the proven ability to lead teams to resolve complex issues. May work with outside counsel. Must have experience in the following areas: Independently providing legal counsel to manage and proactively address legal and regulatory risk in the real estate lending areas of Federal Savings Bank; Providing legal advice to the real estate lending origination and servicing initiatives, program expansion and state regulatory matters; Providing legal support for examinations, regulatory inquiries, issues management, remediation projects and Board level reporting; Assisting on a project basis with supporting 1st and 2nd Line of Defense to implement consumer, real estate and fair lending laws and regulations. Must have JD from an accredited law school. Should have 7+ years experience practicing law interpreting the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the state laws governing origination and servicing of real estate secured loans. Must have experience interacting with regulatory agencies, 1st and 2nd Line of Defense and Board level reporting functions. Should be Admitted to and an active member in good standing of the Bar in at least one state or territory.
 
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