Corporate Counsel - Amherst Residential
The Amherst Residential platform provides a comprehensive suite of services to facilitate the ownership of single-family rental properties, including property management services, asset level financing and asset management services.
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
- Provide support to the senior members of the legal and capital markets teams in the review, negotiation and implementation of purchase and sale agreements, credit and security agreements, property management agreements and other documents relating to single family residential portfolio
- Identification, analysis, assessment and reporting of key legal risk areas pertaining to real estate investment funds, including review and analysis of fund structures and drafting of related governing documentation and agreements
- Participate in corporate projects of a significant nature, including but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions, , major product development and regulatory matters, assessing legal impact and implications, recommending means for accomplishing desired legal objectives, and implementing decisions as required through necessary legal processes
- Participate in negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal documents and compliance requirements for such projects, including among other things, equity and debt finance, fund formation and governance, property acquisitions and dispositions, and, reporting to investors, creditors and bondholders
- Provides advice and counsel to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulation
- Counsel managers on complex legal matters related to the company's compliance with securities, real property and other relevant laws
- Advise on general legal matters as appropriate.
- Participate on senior management teams, helping to issue spot and set the legal agenda
- JD required; bar membership required; licensed to practice in the state of Texas preferred
- A Law Degree with 4+ years in transactional, real estate, corporate and securities law at a law firm with a recognized corporate and securities group, institutional asset manager, regulatory agency or financial services firm.
- Knowledge of the key legal issues in contracts of this type with an ability to advise sales and executive management on implications of contract terms
- Attention to detail is critical; professionalism and customer-centricity are a must.
- Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and change direction or priorities on short notice.
- Intelligent, energetic and goal-oriented with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, while exercising sound judgment.
- A self-starter with the ability to follow through and complete tasks in a highly intellectual, collaborative environment.
- Well-organized and detail-oriented.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- High competencies in strategic thinking and negotiation
What we offer:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
- Employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, flex spending account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement