Associate General Counsel, Real Estate Attorney

New York, NY
Full Time
Exp.: 7+ Years
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The NY Life Legal Department seeks a real estate attorney with 7+ years’ experience to support NY Life Real Estate Investors, a team of approximately 150 investment professionals.

Required expertise includes:
  • representation of institutional mortgage, construction and mezzanine lenders/borrowers.
  • experience in a variety of equity transactions, including acquisition, development, construction and disposition of real estate, joint ventures, leasing and asset management.
  • familiarity with intercreditor, co-lender and participation agreements, both in pari passu and senior/subordinate contexts.
  • experience relating to private real estate funds, including fund formation, use of REIT structures for foreign investors, securities law (including ’40 Act) and tax issues, and investor onboarding requirements, is a plus.

Exceptional analytical and communication skills, as well as solid organizational and planning skills, are required. Ideal candidates are those that are currently working in, and whose predominate work experience has been with, a law firm’s real estate group. Candidates who currently work or previously worked in a financial institution’s in-house real estate legal department, in addition to having worked at a law firm, will be considered.

  • 7+ years’ experience working for a law firm and/or in-house.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively and concisely. Attention to detail a must.
  • Possesses initiative, dependability, motivation and teamwork.
  • JD Degree required.
Admitted to practice in New York required.

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