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Associate Attorney

Location : Annapolis, MD
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3-10
Required Education : JD
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Due to increased client demand, one of Annapolis' leading full service, boutique business and real estate law firm is seeking an experienced associate to join our growing Real Estate Transaction practice. This is an unique opportunity for an motivated and entrepreneurial, early to mid-level associate attorney to join our firm. The Associate opportunity will offer a generous compensation package including base salary of and uncapped variable compensation plan in the form of bonus, commission, excellent firm paid benefits & incentives, as well as profit-sharing equity programs. This role will not require bringing an established book of business however candidates should have 3 or more years of relevant real estate transactional law experience highlighted below.


Associate Attorney Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Represent the firm and provide expert legal guidance on a variety of real estate matters including zoning/land use, real estate transactions, drafting/negotiating agreements of sale, settlements, title issues, litigation, easements, boundary line, co-owner disputes, foreclosure, and condemnations/eminent domain.

  • Provide legal advice related to land acquisition and development, including drafting contracts and related documents, commercial real estate loan transactions representing both lenders and borrowers, commercial office and retail leasing representing both landlords and tenants, and

  • real estate development.

  • Draft, negotiate, and support closing of complex land/lot transactions 

  • Negotiate, draft and review commercial leases. Negotiate, draft and review real estate development agreements and easements agreements

  • Manage and effectuate closings for asset and equity-based transactions

  • Oversee preparation of information, proforma financial analysis, risk mitigation measures, negotiations, and purchase agreements and conclusions for underwriting packages.

  • Prepare, review, and negotiate letters of intent, agreements and other related legal documents in accordance with client company policy and procedures.

  • Develop in depth familiarity with zoning boards, public hearings, and ordinances; have a clear understanding of the relevant land use laws and regulations;

  • Prepare, collect, analyze market data and provide legal opinion on property details, valuations, inspections, and information on local real estate and business practices in advance of all proposed transactions; and prepare action and information memoranda

  • Communicate effectively and strategically with local and municipal officials through appropriate communication channels to ensure the appropriate zoning is achieved or that waivers and variances are obtained where needed; recommends appropriate actions and follows up to ensure that authorized proposals are properly implemented

  • Develop expertise with local market and land knowledge, real estate pipeline, and search for current and future land purchase deals using a variety of methods to assist clients with meeting their business planning goals

  • Establish and maintain trusted relationships with network of industry contacts including land brokers, land developers, investors, landowners, other homebuilders in respective areas of operation.

  • Commit to continuous improvement and identification and implementation of best practices for client land acquisition. Work with the client and internal firm leadership to implement land policy for the department and design action plans to achieve desired results.

Required experience/Skills:

  • 3-10 years relevant real estate transactional law (e.g., real estate transactions, urban redevelopment, land use) experience as an attorney, with a focus on development and acquisitions.

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and licensed to practice in the state of Maryland

  • Experience with local region real estate transactions including or representing real estate developers on zoning/land use matters. Knowledge of local municipal law

  • Possess experience in commercial real estate matters including viewing and negotiating joint venture agreements, reviewing and negotiating loan documents on behalf of Borrowers; and representing clients in buying and selling commercial real estate (and drafting, reviewing and negotiating related documentation).

  • Ability to translate market data into community concepts and provide thoughtful risk assessments on market viability, construction costs and building rights.

  • Entrepreneurial and hands-on with a strong work ethic and excellent communication and relationship development skills

  • possess the ability to analyze problems, propose alternatives, and recommend solutions, along with the ability to research complex issues and prepare memoranda and correspondence; and have experience working effectively with multiple competing deadlines and interests among various parties.

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