Deputy General Counsel - Real Estate

Confidential Company  •  Seattle, WA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Real Estate

$85K - $128K
Posted on 11/13/17
Confidential Company
Seattle, WA
5 - 7 years experience
Real Estate
$85K - $128K
Posted on 11/13/17

BASIC FUNCTION:Under the direction of the General Counsel and with the advice of the Director of Development and the Director of Housing Finance and Asset Management, provide legal analysis, advice and guidance on a variety of complex real estate issues including, but not limited to: purchase, sale, finance conveyance and leasing of real property; title insurance; tax credit financing, compliance with US Department of Housing and Urban Development land sale, finance, development and environmental regulations; and compliance with state and federal hazardous waste laws. Draft documents as needed for any of the activities described above.  Provide supervision, advice and guidance for Real Estate Paralegals and Administrative staff.DutiesREPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
E = Essential Functions1.      Provide legal analysis, advice and guidance to SHA staff on all SHA real estate transactions involving considerable difficulty and complexity including issues for which there is no clear legal precedent. E
 
2.      Work independently and in groups with a variety of SHA partners to negotiate and prepare real estate development agreements, long term commercial leases, and other real estate use and development agreements. E
 
3.      Participate in the negotiation and execution of real estate contracts of all kinds; coordinate relationships with real estate counsel and broker, title companies and escrow agents. E
  
4.      Represent SHA in land use, environmental and construction negotiations and disputes. E
 
5.      Provide advice, guidance and representation to SHA staff in eminent domain proceedings. E
 
6.      Provide advice and guidance on state and federal relocation requirements. E
 
7.      Participate in the development and implementation of goals, work plans, performance measures, and continuous improvement of service delivery to assist in attaining the unit/program/department initiatives and goals, agency core strategies, and mission through a spirit of service, teamwork and respect. Work well with other employees, follow direction, and work well under pressure. E
 
8.      Provide advice, guidance and supervision for SHA's Real Estate Paralegal. E
 
9.           Draft all legal documents required to carry-out SHA's real estate objectives.
 
9.      Attend all required training and safety meetings; use, maintain and replace assigned personal protective equipment; report all injuries and illnesses to supervisor immediately; complete and submit incident/accident reports as required; report hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices to supervisor; and follow all safety and health guidelines, practices, policies and procedures, and actively support and participate in the Emergency Preparedness program and tasks. E
 
10. Perform related duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsEDUCATION:
Graduation from an accredited law school.
 
EXPERIENCE:
Five or more years of experience as a practicing real estate attorney.
 
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Washington State Bar Association membership.
Valid Washington driver's license with fully insurable driving record.Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesKNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE OF:
1.      Federal, state and local real law related to real estate financing, purchase, sale, conveyance and development.
2.      Tax credit financing.
3.      Preparation of real estate purchase and sale documents, leases and other agreements, financing and conveyance documents, financing and other real estate documents.
4.      Title issues and insurance.
5.      Computer operations.
 
ABILITY TO:
1.      Communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing.
2.      Relate to all people tactfully, patiently and courteously.
3.      Prepare legal documents, including pleadings, contracts, and leases
4.      Research complex issues and prepare opinions
5.      Conduct interviews and depositions.
6.      Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
7.      Work independently with little direction.
8.      Work under pressure
9.      Plan and organize work.
10. Meet schedules and time lines.
11. Works respectfully and courteously with staff, residents, and the general public.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
ENVIRONMENT:
Office environment.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
 
PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Hearing and speaking sufficient to exchange information and make presentations.
Seeing to read a wide variety of documents and other materials.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
 
HAZARDS:
Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.

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