A private equity real estate firm seeks an Attorney/Corporate Counsel. The in-house attorney will assist across all legal matters for the firm’s global operations and transactions, including fund formation, capital raising, securities regulation compliance, real estate transactions and other fund investment matters, and general company legal matters.  

Essential Functions of the Corporate Counsel

  • Under direction of the General Counsel, oversee legal matters for the global business, including advising on and negotiating corporate transactional matters, supervising outside counsel and overseeing the structuring of investment programs (including negotiations with investors and clients, employment matters, litigation, corporate governance, registered investment adviser and fund-level compliance and risk management)
  • Work directly with senior management and leaders of dedicated teams to provide advice on the implementation of strategic and tactical business plans

  • Develop and implement best practices and process improvements, coordinate between business units and oversee operations

  • Conduct legal planning, work with outside counsel and monitor transactional execution at the fund level

  • Coordinate and assist on regulatory and compliance issues

  • Manage entity maintenance and corporate governance for the firm and its affiliated entities

  • Work with, and supervise designated work of, department paralegals, transaction managers and assistants

  • Follow firm policies and procedures and comply with Fair Housing, state and federal laws

  • Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned


 Position Qualifications of the Corporate Counsel

  • Top academic credentials and “Big Law” law firm training (3-5 years) required

  • Experience in an in-house legal environment also valued, but not required

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and structuring applicable to the real estate investment management business and promotion of investment products is a plus

  • Experience working with top/sophisticated fund managers or their clients is a plus

  • Experience with public and private securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions, and/or securitizations is a plus

  • Experience with real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, joint ventures, title and survey is a plus

  • Proven ability to work cross-culturally and bridge cultural barriers and communicate effectively at both local and global levels

  • Practical-minded business attorney who is a team player, enthusiastic, energetic, proactive, responsive and service-driven

  • Must be able to build strong personal relationships with management, have a can-do attitude and be able to work to short deadlines when required

  • Ability to represent company in a professional manner


Michael Tuller / mtuller@compliancesearch.com / 212-997-3169

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