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Associate General Counsel

Company: Elevation Financial Group, LLC
Location: Orlando
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Elevation Financial Group ("EFG"), a multi-state real estate private equity company, seeks a dynamic Associate General Counsel to support all legal activities of the company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries. With operations in 11 states, EFG deploys private equity capital to acquire, revitalize and operate affordable senior and multifamily apartments. EFG, through a subsidiary, manages all of its senior properties and many of its multifamily properties under the tradenames "Serenity Towers", "Serenity Apartments", Serenity Manor and The Sanctuary. EFG is experiencing accelerating growth and is now seeking strong, well-rounded legal talent to assist the company in multiple areas of law, including corporate, real estate (transactional and development), finance, Federal and State housing regulatory compliance, landlord/tenant, securities, labor and employment, insurance and litigation. This individual will report to the Company's Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with the executive team and all departments of the company.Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide general corporate law advice to the company's executives, various departments and functions
  • Negotiate and draft agreements and ancillary documentation, manage all legal due diligence, and oversee all closings relating to the acquisition and disposition of apartment properties throughout multiple states
  • Advise on complex real estate development projects, including joint venture formation, development agreements, entitlements, zoning, feasibility studies, construction contracts, and marketing/lease-up activities
  • Conduct title and survey review of properties under acquisition
  • Provide legal counsel in specialty areas of law, including Federal Housing and Urban Development regulations and State tax credit programs, as well as State landlord/tenant law
  • Provide legal support for EFG's security offerings and oversee all Federal and State filings related thereto
  • Assist the COO in all corporate and real estate finance transactions, including document negotiations and review of community lender, agency and CMBS loans
  • Advise the company on, and negotiate/draft, all vendor agreements for EFG, its subsidiaries, and affiliates.
  • Direct all areas of Risk Management, both corporate and field-based, and oversee all claim and litigation management.
  • Assume the role of Assistant Secretary and oversee all corporate governance/maintenance of EFG, its subsidiaries, and affiliates.
  • Serve in an advisory role to the company's Board of Directors and Executive Officers on corporate compliance and ethics.
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations as neededQualifications:
    • Minimum 8 years of experience in residential and/or commercial real estate including but not limited to property transactions, development and construction, and landlord-tenant relations.
    • Minimum 4 years in a law firm environment, 4+ years in-house preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of general corporate law, including governance, compliance and ethics.
    • Experience in securities laws ('33 and '34 Act), SEC reporting, private placement or registered offering documentation, NASAA state notice filings for Reg D/Section 506 exempt offerings, and compliance.
    • Multiple state Bar admissions preferred.
    • Membership and/or participation in the National Multifamily Housing Council and/or the Urban Land Institute a plus.
    • Excellent negotiating skills, judgment and a high degree of attention to detail.
    • Strong writing, analytical and communications skills.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a team-player attitude.
    • High-level ability to multi-task, prioritize projects, and work quickly and collaboratively under tight deadlinesEducation:
      • Juris Doctorate degree from a top tier ABA-accredited law school and membership in good standing of a state bar; membership, or eligibility for membership through reciprocity, in the Florida Bar preferred.
      • --Excellent academic credentials (Order of the Coif or top 15% of class preferred).
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