Associate General Counsel, Real Estate

Legal - Real Estate
Posted: 08/04/2022
Full Time
Phoenix, AZ
Provide legal counsel on a variety of legal matters to CIM Principals and employees but primarily the position will have responsibility for a variety of legal real estate-related matters, with a focus on supporting (i) the net lease portfolio and (ii) CIM’s growing real estate credit business. 

  • Structuring, drafting, negotiating and counseling on a broad range of contract transactions for the Company’s net lease portfolio and real estate credit business including, managing legal aspects of real estate purchase, sale, leasing and lending transactions.
  • Interfacing with and providing legal advice to investments, portfolio oversight, property management, leasing, accounting, financial reporting and compliance staff as necessary with respect to net lease portfolio and real estate credit business.
  • Actively managing internal legal resources and outside counsel relationships.
  • Managing and resolving property-level legal issues, including landlord/tenant disputes, REA and loan compliance, condemnations and third-party litigation.


  • Oversee outside counsel.
  • Oversee paralegals and administrative staff in the formation, maintenance and dissolutions of entities and their assistance with purchase and sale transactions and financings.
  • Oversee and supervise paralegals and administrative staff including, but not limited to: assigning work, providing performance feedback and coaching, monitoring work schedule, assisting in determining work priorities, and providing training as necessary. 
  • Review and negotiate corporate level agreements and provide legal counsel on the same.
  •  Work on corporate and fund level projects as directed by the Chief Legal Officer or General Counsel-Public Funds.
  • Legal support as needed for a variety of business initiatives of the Company and its funds.
  • Juris Doctorate
  • At least five years' experience in the Real Estate Department of a medium to large law firm or other relevant in-house experience.
  • Licensed to practice law in California or Arizona.

  • Ability to effectively present information to CIM Principals and employees
  • Ability to liaison with outside counsel
  • Ability to effectively respond to inquiries from outside counsel, as well as CIM Principals and employees
  • Ability to negotiate and correspond with third parties in connection with contractual matters and disputes
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence and/or reports
  • Ability to effectively present information to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical materials, financial reports and/or legal documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to conduct independent analyses for the purpose of solving practical problems.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data and draw valid conclusions.
  • Microsoft Word
  • Westlaw or other legal search engine.
  • Experience with document storage program such as Sharepoint.
  • Respond effectively and quickly to stakeholders’ needs and inquiries.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete work with minimal supervision.
  • Act in accordance with applicable ethical standards Identify and assess legal risk based on knowledge and expertise. 
  • CIM does not accept unsolicited resumes from Agencies.  Any unsolicited resumes received from Agencies will be considered property of CIM and no fees will be due or paid.  If you wish to become an approved Agency with CIM or any of its Affiliates, please contact a member of the CIM Talent Acquisition Team.