The position is located in Phoenix, Arizona and will report to the General Counsel – Public Funds. The position will have responsibility for supporting the legal teams in Phoenix and Los Angeles with respect to a variety of corporate, securities and commercial transaction related matters.
Responsibilities:Structuring, drafting, negotiating and counseling on a broad range of commercial contract transactions for the Company, its subsidiaries, and its managed funds.Assisting with the corporate governance and securities law requirements of the Company’s managed funds, with an emphasis on its externally-managed public, non-traded REITs.Assist in supporting the legal needs of the Company’s registered broker-dealer, including drafting and negotiating sales and marketing agreements, reviewing marketing material, and assisting with broker-dealer regulatory matters.Interfacing with accounting, financial reporting, compliance, sales and property management staff.Legal support as needed for a variety of business initiatives of the Company and its funds.Actively managing internal legal resources and outside counsel relationships.
Education/Experience:JD from an accredited law school, member in good standing of at least one state bar (preference is for Arizona State Bar membership, but not required).At least 5 years of relevant experience in a medium or large law firm or in-house setting.Demonstrated experience with a broad range of corporate, securities and commercial contract matters. Experience with broker-dealer regulation a plus. Ability to provide general and specific legal analysis and advice with a practical, results-oriented business mindset.Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Excellent negotiation skills.Demonstrated ability to perform in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment.