Corporate Counsel, Real Estate

Zillow   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Technology

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Less than 5 years

Posted 51 days ago

About the role

You will serve as a strategic advisor and primary legal counsel to our Zillow Offers business. You will use your industry experience and expertise to advise on legal, compliance and regulatory matters related to residential real estate, including licensing, advertising, brokerage operations and compliance, real estate rules and regulations. You will have extraordinary attention to detail, excellent drafting and negotiation skills and demonstrated residential mortgage industry knowledge and expertise, including a strong command of state consumer protection laws and real estate regulations and RESPA/Reg X. In this role you will:

  • You will serve as a strategic partner and advisor, advising on business, legal, and operational issues and risks associated with real estate services related operations in all states in which business operates the Zillow Offers program
  • Collaborate with business and compliance leaders as the legal subject matter expert providing day-to-day support on real estate transaction and licensing laws in all states in which business operates the Zillow Offers program
  • Partner with cross-functional business teams and shared services to identify and resolve novel and complex legal and compliance matters in an evolving tech-enabled real estate service operation
  • You will advise compliance team on legal matters that arise in connection with managing state license portfolio
  • Advise and support compliance team in designing policies, procedures, controls and overseeing efforts in regulatory compliance; provide legal support on regulatory exams, internal audit and risk assessment efforts
  • You will negotiate commercial agreements and other documents and agreements
  • Be instrumental to the success of a rapidly growing, creative platform

Who you are

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision; comfortable managing a large volume of work with a strong result focus
  • Understanding of the regulatory framework and industry practices applicable to residential real estate and brokerage/ state-licensed entity providing real estate services
  • Experience with advising RESPA affiliated business lines in marketing real estate services and products is a plus
  • Excel at collaborating with across departments and levels to develop consumer-centric, creative, proactive business solutions in a complex legal and regulatory environment
  • JD with state bar admission
  • 3+ years of experience as a real estate or corporate or mortgage lawyer with an in-house legal department or in national or regional law firm.

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