SVP, Legal / Associate General Counsel

Comstock Companies - Reston, VA

Full-time
Overview
Comstock is currently seeking a Senior Vice President, Legal / Associate General Counsel for Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. S/he will demonstrate the ability to serve as primary counsel on all mixed-use project related and project finance matters. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career with a growing company!

We offer a competitive salary with potential for bonus, generous benefit package (e.g., Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Match, Life), opportunities for advancement, annual professional development funds, employee discount, friendly work environment and more! To learn more about Comstock Companies and how you can grow your career with our expanding portfolio, please visit: http://www.comstockcompanies.com and apply today!

Responsibilities
Project Finance- negotiate and lead the loan closing process for construction and permanent financing with national institutional lenders in coordination with finance team
Development Related Agreements- Negotiate and draft a myriad of mixed-use development related agreements (engineering, architectural, construction) in support of operations team
Acquisitions- Negotiate and draft project related purchase and sale agreements and conduct due diligence review in support of acquisitions team
Organizational Documents- Draft project specific operating agreements and negotiate joint venture and similar agreements with institutional capital partners
Litigation Oversight- Oversee outside counsel in project related litigation matters
Risk Management- Provide support for project related insurance procurement and claims management
Mergers and Acquisitions- Oversee outside counsel and conduct due diligence review of corporate opportunities
SEC Compliance and Employment familiarity a plus
Qualifications
JD Degree required
7-12 years of experience in real estate law
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office/Suite, and any other software program identified as standard
Self-directed and able to work independently, with minimal supervision
Must be customer-focused and results-oriented
Ability to work well in a team establishing good working relationships with others
Exceptional oral and written communication and organizational skills
Must be highly credible and trustworthy, and operate with high degree of integrity
Must hold oneself and others accountable and strive for a high level of excellence
Must have a positive, can-do attitude and be able to fuel growth and innovation
Ability to multi-task and follow through in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment with a strong attention to detail
Ability to effectively present information in a consultative manner and respond to questions from senior level management
Ability to define and resolve complex issues and resolve with practical concrete business minded solutions
Ability to select and supervise outside counsel
Must want to continuously learn and develop
Management Qualifications

Outstanding mentoring, coaching, people management, and leadership skills
Must be able to hire, direct and supervise a strong team while cultivating a professional, friendly and supportive atmosphere
Must be able to motivate his/her team through personal character, consistency, vision, compassion and recognition
Must be able to clearly and effectively communicate expectations to the team and make sure there is understanding by all
Must be able to ensure team members are held accountable to achieve/promote Comstock's corporate goals, core values and departmental responsibilities detailed on the org chart and in the Employee Handbook
Strong business orientation and ability to understand project financial implications in order to prioritize risk and make both legal and economic driven recommendations
Strong communicator, both orally and in writing, and a good listener
Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
Ability to demonstrate flexibility in dealing with complex issues or organizational change
ONE COMSTOCK, ONE MISSION: Pursue exceptionalism by delivering extraordinary experiences while creating value for all stakeholders as a real estate asset manager, service provider, and investor. To support Comstock’s core mission statement, all team members must demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction while promoting professionalism, collaboration, and respect for all individuals and organizations that do business with Comstock.

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/M/F/D/V. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.