Senior In-House Legal Counsel

Brentwood, CA
Full Time
Exp.: 8+ Years
R.W. Selby & Co., Inc., is a multi-family real estate investment and asset management company based in West Los Angeles. We are seeking a highly qualified Senior In-House Counsel to lead our legal department.

  • Manage, oversee, coordinate and attend to all legal aspects and legal issues related to deal flow of a dynamic, opportunistic real estate investment and asset management company.
  • Structure, draft, review, and negotiate a variety of corporate, real estate, and other transactional documents, including:
  • Real estate purchase and sale agreements, title objection letters, project operating agreements, joint venture agreements, fund and similar vehicle documents, private placement memorandums, partnership agreements and amendments, and other organizational documents.
  • Construction agreements, vendor agreements, and service agreements
  • Loan documents
  • Lease agreements
  • Long term desire to be part of an innovative and growing company where you can make a difference – and be a direct participant in the investments.
  • Manage and coordinate transactions, lead the acquisitions team to ensure all necessary documents and funds are timely and properly completed, executed, received, delivered and distributed in order to close.
  • Oversee due diligence efforts for the acquisition of multi-family and mixed-use properties.
  • Review, research (and sometimes draft) litigation documents and claims, working closely with the company’s insurance carriers, outside lawyers, and internal team to coordinate and handle such litigation matters (including major collections).
  • Manage and respond to all landlord/tenant issues that may arise.
  • Work with senior management to develop or implement new systems and protocols as needed to remain a best in class investment firm
  • Oversee and work with the company’s insurance consultants to procure insurance for the company and real estate portfolio.
  • Oversee insurance compliance with company vendors and contractors, as well as on-site staff.
  • Oversee federal, state and city regulations to ensure compliance on behalf of the portfolio. Develop policies and procedures (and training) to ensure compliance.
  • Provide general legal support to the company’s various businesses and team members, with day-to-day responsibilities for corporate and investment compliance, transaction management, risk management, and property management for a growing and dynamic business.

Basic Qualifications
  • JD degree from a top-tier law school required, with excellent academic credentials.
  • Active membership in good standing with California State Bar Association
  • Real Estate License preferred
  • 8-12 years’ experience in a top-rated law firm or comparable in-house corporate environment with a sophisticated legal practice.
  • Excellent training and experience in one or more of the following practice areas: acquisitions and dispositions, financing, property management, joint ventures, construction agreements, insurance, and landlord/tenant law.
  • Exceptional intellectual, professional and interpersonal agility and flexibility, combined with superior drafting, negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment, build interdepartmental relationships at all levels, and evaluate and reconcile issues from the business standpoint
  • Enjoy multi-tasking and working on multiple transactions simultaneously
  • Professionally persistent and have grace and composure under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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