If you are a smart, dynamic and self-motivated Attorney, Freddie Mac might be the employer for you. We are looking for an Associate General Counsel to join us in the Multifamily Real Estate group of the Legal Division (Legal MFRE). Attorneys in the Freddie Mac Legal Division are key advisors on significant business / product decisions. Legal MFRE is responsible for providing legal support to the Multifamily Division, which includes Loan Production & Sales, Underwriting & Credit, Asset Management & Operations, Investments and Advisory, and Capital Markets.
The Multifamily Division, which is the leading financier of rental properties in the country, purchases loans individually, as portfolios of loans and as structured finance transactions, with the majority of multifamily loans purchased for securitization. We in Legal MFRE provide transactional support for each multifamily loan purchased and serviced by Freddie Mac. We are searching for a new member of our legal team to support our Conventional loan production, underwriting and related activities.
The majority of your work will fall into the following categories: Analysis and Counsel
Serve as legal counsel, independently and/or assisting or collaborating with other attorneys, for Freddie Mac's purchase of multifamily loans.
Negotiate contracts/commitments and loan documents, review and analyze legal issues in connection with loan purchases, servicing and securitization, and support the real estate aspects of securitization.
Provide support for Multifamily Division costing, pricing, lender approvals and eligibility matters, multifamily research, marketing and communications.
Develop and update multifamily loan documents and forms and provide support for the Multifamily Seller/Servicer Guide and related credit policies.
May also serve as legal counsel, independently and/or assisting other attorneys, with the servicing of multifamily mortgages and other asset management and operational matters.
Provide legal advice to internal clients on a broad range of legal matters related to Freddie Mac as a business entity, including the development of products, initiatives and product enhancements.
Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of legal advice and negotiating positions.
Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with lenders from whom Freddie Mac buys multifamily mortgages, lawyers for those lenders, and with borrowers, servicers and investors.
Draft well-structured, complete and concise correspondence and documents for internal and external purposes.
Manage outside counsel.
Juris Doctor (JD) degree; membership in good standing in a state Bar
Typically has a minimum of seven years of legal experience
Experience in commercial real estate finance with a law firm or corporate law department, including primary responsibility for negotiating and closing transactions
Familiarity with common commercial real estate lender-borrower issues and ability to quickly negotiate resolution of the same
Ability to work comfortably and routinely as part of a team and to cooperate across organizational boundaries
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple pending time sensitive matters
Strong legal analytical skills
Experience with Microsoft Word
Keys to Success
Superior oral and written communications skills
Expertise in managing large, complicated transactions
Ability to create and maintain strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers/clients
Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through your own and your team's actions
Customer/Client Focus - Personally engage with customers/clients to learn their needs
Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
Knowledge of the customary legal relationships, legal issues, and closing practices required with purchases of multifamily mortgages by investors and securitization of commercial mortgages
Experience with structured finance and pooled transactions
Familiarity with issues that arise in the servicing of securitized commercial and/or multifamily real estate transactions
Ability to view the closing of transactions as a process as well as a series of discrete deals and to identify ways to improve that process
Experience with the Agency/secondary multifamily mortgage market Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.