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Robert Half International Associate General Counsel (Real Estate) in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia


Robert Half Legal is seeking an Associate General Counsel, specializing in Real Estate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports and serves at the direction of the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel; provides oral and written legal advice to managers and staff in a variety of areas, that may include, but not be limited to, real estate transactions, business, governance of organization and its subsidiaries, programs, including public and assisted housing, development and/or redevelopment of public, affordable, market rate and mixed-income housing, all housing and affordable financing programs.

  • Supports and serves at the direction of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel; provides oral and written legal advice and regulatory guidance to managers and staff in a variety of areas, that may include, but are not limited to, real estate matters, development and/or modernization activities, property sale/acquisition, contracts and procurement, environmental matters, leasing, Landlord/Tenant law, eviction proceedings, landlord contract claims, bankruptcy, and tort claims;

  • Represents organization, or provides support, in connection with: civil and administrative litigation and proceedings; trials, hearings; mediations; and depositions, as needed. Assists and participates in real estate, business and contracting and procurement negotiations, appeals, and protests;

  • Advises on all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and asset management;

  • Interprets and renders advice on laws and regulations that pertain to real property, including housing law, commercial and residential property, development projects, real estate financing and leasing, real estate investment trusts, title issues and searches, escrow arrangements, property management, rights of way and lease disputes;

  • Participates in business, operational and strategic decisions, including regulatory and compliance matters;

  • Participates in protecting all departments regarding legal issues and rights; ensures all policies conform to relevant legal standards, and is frequently called upon to review contracts before they are executed.


Education and/or Experience

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) required; and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible and relevant legal experience. Other combinations of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications requirement may be substituted. Must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar (ability to waive in to DC may be substituted for an exceptional candidate).

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Salary: $38.00 - $44.00 / Hourly


Date Posted: February 3, 2021

Employment Type: Temp to Hire

Job Reference: 04510-0011692634

Staffing Area: Legal