Mariner Holdings

Legal Counsel

Job Location(s) US-KS-Fairway
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/30/2017 11:14 AM)
Entity
MREM - Platform Ventures
# of Openings
1
Category
Compliance/Legal
Job Closing Date
2/28/2018

Overview

Platform Ventures, LLC (“Platform”) is a firm that, through certain asset management subsidiaries, manages and invests in real estate, real estate-related assets, real estate technologies and real estate-focused companies located throughout the United States. Platform’s experienced team seeks to add value to client portfolios by applying its knowledge of the long-term cycles and macro-economic trends that shape the real estate market in order to create price-to-value dislocations.

 

Currently, Platform is seeking a candidate for a full-time, Legal Counsel position.  As Legal Counsel, you will provide legal advice and support to Platform and its subsidiaries, and liaise with Mariner Holdings. You will be responsible for managing a broad range of real estate and other corporate matters of Platform, partnering with business and legal colleagues to achieve Platform’s business objectives, and providing strategic and timely legal advice to the General Counsel and other senior management of Platform. You will be responsible for, and directly involved in, complex real estate transactions and in negotiating critical contracts for Platform.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and negotiate real estate transactional documents concerning acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and financing, as well as confidentiality agreements and other commercial contracts.
  • Draft offering documents for real estate investments made through REITs, DSTs or other real estate-related vehicles.
  • Provide support for real estate acquisitions/dispositions, real estate financing transactions, and real estate private placement offerings, including advising on transaction structure and LOI terms, planning and assisting in due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction agreements, and actively managing the transaction process and its execution.
  • Assist in managing litigation and regulatory matters involving the company.
  • Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the company.
  • Exhibit a deep knowledge of the company’s business and the relevant legal issues.
  • Provide creative and practical legal advice and decision-making acumen to achieve the company’s business objectives in compliance with applicable laws and in alignment with the company’s ethics and values.
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise in substantive areas of the law, keep abreast of new developments, and instill best practices.

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of comprehensive experience in real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments, financings, and leasing/property management.
  • Broad experience in general corporate matters.
  • Exposure to or familiarity with the following areas of law: real estate (including REITs and DSTs), securities (including private offerings), land use, zoning, entitlements, corporate organization and governance, limited liability company acts, limited partnership acts, commercial contracts, purchase and sale agreements, and joint ventures.
  • Experience dealing with real estate developers, brokers, consultants, designers, and contractors.
  • Intellectual capacity to be able to quickly compare and assess risks coupled with a decisive mindset.
  • A collaborative and team-oriented competitive spirit.
  • Superb oral and written communication skills.
  • Possesses excellent follow-up skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to take on additional duties and responsibilities as needed.
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) required.

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