Associate General Counsel, Multifamily Finance

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Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to impact the future of the housing industry while being part of an inclusive team thriving in an energizing, flexible environment. Here, you will help lead our industry forward and make your career.

Job Description

As a valued contributor to our team, you will operate with considerable latitude in consulting, advising, and representing Fannie Mae's multifamily business in service of our mission to provide stability, liquidity, and affordability in the housing ecosystem. Your work will span a wide range of multifamily loan transactions and other high-impact legal matters and projects related to the multifamily business and/or commercial real estate, mortgage finance or corporate law generally. You will ensure that legal documents, such as those related to multifamily loan transactions or the multifamily mortgage business, or other commercial contracts or corporate actions, are prepared appropriately and consistent with our business needs, priorities and risk parameters. You may advise on multifamily or corporate initiatives, product development, credit risk policies, asset management or regulatory concerns to assess legal risks to the multifamily business or the company, and may act as a subject matter or technical expert on significant business or legal decisions.

THE IMPACT YOU WILL MAKE
The MF Legal - Associate General Counsel - Principal role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:
  • Provide legal advice and service by combining skill and knowledge in multifamily and commercial mortgage finance, real estate law and corporate law with sound business acumen and judgment of business goals and objectives of the company or assigned business units.
  • Use business and legal judgment to balance an appropriate level of risk against the business needs in a particular situation. Operate within the framework of allowable corporate behavior and governance, and legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Supervise and actively direct outside counsel.
  • Evaluate high-level legal and regulatory analyses and partner with management to identify and escalate potential reputation issues to leadership.
  • Partner with management on negotiation and drafting contracts, disclosures, agreements, and other legal documents.
  • Partner with management by providing advice on counseling business clients related to important business and legal issues and initiatives. Engage with assigned business units to meet goals. Pursue details and achieve closure on transactions and various matters and projects. Provide excellent client service.
  • Collaborate with management and outside counsel on issues of significance for the company.


Qualifications

THE EXPERIENCE YOU BRING TO THE TEAM

Minimum Required Experiences
  • 8 years related experience
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Experience negotiating and closing complex commercial real estate finance transactions
  • Experience working independently and flexibly in fast-paced environment
  • Experience communicating with clients and building trusted advisor relationships
  • Experience working in a collaborative legal or business environment

Desired Experiences
  • Multifamily affordable housing experience
  • Agency finance and other commercial, leasing, finance or corporate transaction experience
  • Experience with complex borrower structures and lending issues such as non-recourse carveouts, title insurance, surveys, mezzanine loans and market standards
  • Bond finance transaction experience
  • Experience providing coordination and oversight of outside counsel


Skills
  • Legal skills including legal analysis, advocacy and drafting
  • Ability to quickly understand the business needs and partner with the business and other stakeholders to create solutions and effectively deliver team results
  • Working with people with different functional expertise and at all levels, respectfully and cooperatively to work toward a common goal
  • Interpersonal and influencing skills including negotiating, persuading others, facilitating meetings, and resolving conflict
  • Relationship management skills including managing and engaging stakeholders, customers, and vendors, building relationship networks, contracting, etc.
  • Experience identifying and selecting strategic options, and identifying resources to meet the defined objectives
  • Adept at managing project plans, resources, and people to ensure successful project completion


Additional Information

Job ID:REF9355L

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Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at careers_mailbox@fanniemae.com.

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