ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

COMPANY OVERVIEW: 

Stoneweg US, one of the nation’s fastest growing multifamily real estate investment and development companies, is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel.  Stoneweg US serves as exclusive investment manager of Varia US Properties AG, a Swiss, publicly traded real estate fund (SIX Swiss Exchange ticker: VARN) and also partners with US and international equity investors to acquire and develop multifamily assets in markets with strong population growth and positive trending economic conditions. The Stoneweg US team challenges the conventions of real estate investment through a research driven, results-oriented approach that has led to the successful deployment of over $380 million of equity and the acquisition of over 12,000 multifamily units since 2016.  The Company plans to remain focused on this aggressive growth strategy for 2020 and beyond. 

POSITION:

Based in the Tampa Bay region, the Associate General Counsel will be part of a dynamic and growing business environment.  The position will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer and will support all aspects of the business, including acquisitions, financing, corporate and compliance. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, motivated self-starter with a hands-on approach. This person will be results-oriented and able to excel in a fast-paced environment that requires one to be able to adjust to shifting priorities and accomplish multiple tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

The Associate General Counsel principally will provide oversight of and/or directly participate in:

  • All commercial real estate transactional and corporate matters, including acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, dispositions, contracts and commercial agreements.

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, financing documents and operating agreements.

  • Conducting commercial real estate closings and addressing closing-related issues.

  • Resolving matters related to limited partnership and limited liability company organizational governance and documentation.

  • Assisting the Chief Legal Officer in all compliance efforts to ensure the organization meets and maintains compliance and legal objectives.

  • Identifying and managing internal and outside legal resources as required to provide high-quality legal services at a reasonable cost.

  • Responding to questions on legal matters from other Company departments.

  • Developing and implementing legal policies, processes and forms to assist in maximizing speed and efficiency of the legal department.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergraduate degree from a well-known university/college combined with a J.D. from a highly respected law school.

  • Membership in good standing to The Florida Bar or the ability to register as an “authorized house counsel” pursuant to applicable Florida rules.

  • Approximately 3-5 years in private law practice or in-house, preferably with foundational training from a top-tier law firm in commercial real estate, corporate and financing matters.

  • High degree of agility, flexibility and an ability to accept a challenge and produce timely, high quality work in an intense, fast-paced, results-oriented environment.

  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple assignments without immediate supervision.

  • Strong interpersonal, time management, organizational, and strategic planning skills.

  • Comfort coordinating and managing outside counsel.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with and provide counsel to the Company’s executive team and other members of the organization.

  • Team player with the ability to work independently and function in a support role.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office knowledge, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

COMPENSATION:

The chosen candidate will receive a competitive salary, bonus eligibility, and an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and a matching 401(k) plan.

 

CONTACT & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Qualified candidates should email their resume to the following address: brosser@stoneweg.com

NOTE:  This job description is inclusive of but not limited to the job specifications contained herein.  Additional duties or job functions may be required as deemed necessary by the Chief Legal Officer.

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Additional information may be found at www.stoneweg.us.

360 Central Avenue, Suite 1130

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

+1 727.339.6630 swus@stoneweg.com

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