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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
General Counsel The candidate will be the organization’s principal legal strategist, and is responsible for guiding company’s legal affairs, ensuring legal compliance, and limiting risk exposure in a variety of internal and external matters. The General Counsel will advise and work closely with the CEO, board of directors, legal team, and senior leadership team. Some of the General Counsel’s specific and essential tasks include: Structure and manage the Company’s internal legal function and staff; Develop and oversee corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters; Serve as key legal advisor on all major business transactions; Manage external law firms providing representation to the company in transactional, business and litigation matters; Provide guidance and analysis of legal issues to the CEO and Board of Directors and manage the corporate governance of the company; Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approve settlements of disputes where warranted; Assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and Provide advice on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
Qualification and Experience
A J.D. is required. 15 years of experience in real estate law, and knowledge of federal and state requirements applicable to 501(c)3 corporations is required. Must have particular familiarity and expertise in the use of: Low Housing Income Tax Credits, tax exempt bonds, state and federal financing vehicles for affordable housing, HUD financing and grant programs, as well as other affordable housing finance tools. Should have knowledge of federal and state requirements applicable to 501(c)3 corporations, including relevant reporting requirements, governance matters, and constraints and protections applicable to non‐profits interacting with other entities in the business and political forums. Knowledge: Real estate ownership, investment and finance, preferably with significant exposure to the area of affordable housing; Structuring, negotiating and bringing acquisitions, restructurings and financing transactions to closure; Management of litigation relating to ownership and operations; Management of issues related to 501(c)3 corporations; Regulatory issues related to the affordable housing industry; Use of computers, including spreadsheet analysis; Ability to organize and manage many activities and demands occurring simultaneously. Skills: Manage projects and tasks independently; Scrupulous attention to detail; Prepare written summaries and briefings of assigned tasks for internal and external dissemination; Superior verbal and written communications;
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