Real estate transaction attorney
The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County is one of the nationâ€™s preeminent public housing and housing finance agencies at the forefront of financing, developing, and preserving affordable housing. HOC is seeking a Real Estate/Transactional Attorney to join its innovative and dedicated team to work on affordable housing transactional, regulatory and policy legal matters. In addition to working with the HOC team, this candidate will work with outside developers, general contractors, architects, management agents, and government entities on all types of legal issues relating to the affordable housing mission. The ideal candidate will have between three and eight years of experience in real estate transactional work and a strong commitment to housing issues. Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with stellar academic and work credentials, super communication, writing and research skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This attorney will provide legal analysis, advice and guidance on a variety of complex real estate and transactional issues including, but not limited to: acquisition, disposition, leasing (unit, master, ground, space leases), conveyance, procuring title insurance, development and financing of real property; financing of real property using a variety of debt (conventional, tax-exempt, local and state) and equity instruments; ownership of real estate by government, private entities, joint ventures, condominium structures, and fee simple; compliance of real estate with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), state and local regulations 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 Paralegals and Administrative staff as well as manage outside counsel activities. The person in this position must possess an ability to work independently with minimal supervision and will initially report to the Executive Director but may subsequently report to the General Counsel. The incumbent provides legal advice and research services in addition to assisting in the review, drafting and negotiation of legal documents, board policies and resolutions, and advising staff members on compliance of applicable laws and regulations. This position structures, drafts and negotiates agreements, manages outside counsel, and counsels internal business clients on: Construction agreements; Development agreements; Deeds, leases, easements; Purchase and sales agreements; Procurement contracts; and Other commercial transactions, ranging from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value transactions. The role also provides day-to-day business and real estate law counseling; identifies opportunities for and implements process improvements; administers and resolves legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships; and handles pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.