Director, Real Estate Finance Attorney

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Practice Areas: Commercial Lending, Real Estate Lending Job #: 33417 Exp.: 5+ Years
The Director, Real Estate Finance Attorney is based in Pasadena CA and reports to the Chief Counsel of Real Estate Finance. The Director, RE Finance Attorney supports CIT Bank’s commercial lending businesses with a primary emphasis on commercial real estate lending. Experience in other areas of secured lending, including Community Reinvestment Act real estate lending and/or SBA lending, is a plus.
  • Counsel will have significant client interface and will work closely with sales, underwriting and portfolio risk management and other team members in the business unit.
  • Preparation, negotiation and/or review of confidentiality agreements, proposal letters, term sheets, commitment letters, credit agreements, intercreditor agreements and related mortgages, deeds of trust and other security agreements;
  • Retain and manage outside counsel;

  • J.D. degree with superior academic credentials; admitted to the bar of at least one state.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial lending/real estate lending in a corporate law department and/or law firm.
  • Experience in middle-market financing transactions, with an emphasis on commercial real estate lending is required.
  • Experience with other areas of secured lending, including Community Reinvestment Act real estate lending and/or SBA financing is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to weigh legal risks within a dynamic business environment and deliver proactive and constructive legal advice.
  • Ability to work independently; strong initiative; diligent follow-through.
  • Must be capable of juggling multiple demands while maintaining excellent client relationships and providing prompt legal service.

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