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Finance - Banking Attorney / Real Estate Attorney in Saint Paul, MN

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Feb 22, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Saint Paul, MN, United States
Practice Area
Finance >> Finance - Banking
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Investment Counsel - Commercial Lending/Real Estate
Duties: Provide legal services to analysts and portfolio managers concerning new and amended investment transactions, with initial concentration in commercial mortgage lending. Prepare or review requested amendments, consents, and waivers with respect to existing mortgage loans and other investments, analyze proposed changes and recommend approval, rejection or modification to the business analysts and portfolio managers (concentration in commercial mortgage lending, mortgage servicing, workouts, foreclosure, etc.). Hire and direct outside counsel, ensure that work meets standards and ensure that legal fees charged are reasonable for the specific transaction. Without the assistance of outside counsel, prepare, review, and negotiate all types of business agreements necessary for the operation of Asset Management’s business including mortgage loan servicing agreements, investment advisory agreements, trust agreements, custodial agreements, and other business agreements. Research applicable laws and regulations, review operational practices and develop, implement, monitor and review selected procedures necessary for Asset Management to comply with federal securities and other applicable state laws.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed attorney with 3+ years of experience in commercial mortgage lending, drafting loan documents, commercial leasing (preferably office and retail leasing), real estate acquisition and sales transactions (e.g., purchase and sale agreements, development, property management agreements), easements, survey review and title issue resolution experience. Strong analytical and problem solving skills to handle complex lending transactions. Strong communication skills to explain transactions and risks to other associates, project a professional image, negotiate transactions and coordinate the closing of transactions with various parties. Excellent organizational skills to prioritize and handle numerous and varied transactions concurrently. Demonstrated ability to apply legal rules and regulations to business situations in a practical fashion.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with workouts, foreclosure and/or deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions Understanding of basic business principles concerning the selection of investments with initial emphasis on commercial mortgage loans. Knowledge of state and federal securities laws (investment advisor act and securities law act), corporate laws, uniform commercial code laws and bankruptcy law is a plus. Working knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles is a plus. Exposure to private placement bonds, private equity/alternative investments is a plus.

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