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Legal, Real Estate Transaction Attorney, Vice President, Dallas

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Legal
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

LEGAL
We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

The Goldman Sachs Legal team seeks to hire a real estate transaction attorney to support the Asset and Wealth Management Division (“AWM”) of Goldman Sachs (“GS”). In particular, the role will support the Real Estate team within AWM that covers the Americas (“AWM Real Estate”). The role will serve as transaction counsel to AWM Real Estate and will focus on real estate acquisition, development, construction, joint ventures, financing, leasing, asset management and disposition across multiple product types in the Americas, including office, multi-family, industrial, hospitality, senior housing, student housing and retail. Additionally, the role will be involved in compliance with regulatory requirements applicable to real estate investments made by regulated financial institutions such as GS.. By way of example, this role will cover term sheets, purchase/sale agreements, joint venture agreements, financing documentation (as originating lender or borrower depending on the situation), development agreements, construction documents, all types of leases, broker listing agreements, asset management agreements and property management agreements. Familiarity with REITs is desired, but not mandatory. We do not expect a candidate to be expert in all these areas, but rather to be conversant in these areas and able to work with outside counsel. Our practice is a mix of in-house production and outsourcing to external counsel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct interaction with business units regarding a broad range of real estate transactions, asset management and regulatory matters.
  • Conducting due diligence with respect to potential real estate investments, identifying issues and advising how to address such issues
  • Providing general legal analysis and strategic advice to the AWM Real Estate team
  • Negotiating various agreements
  • Identifying legal, business and reputational risk and providing risk mitigating strategies
  • Instructing, working with and managing external counsel and consultants
  • Working closely with GS Compliance on various regulatory matters related to financial institutions (as only one example, the application of the Bank Holding Company Act to real estate investments)
  • Working closely with the Litigation Team within GS Legal on various matters of controversy related to real estate investments

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • No less 5 years post qualification experience at a leading law firm, corporation, or financial institution
  • Team player with inherent commercial judgment and strong analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • High level of initiative, integrity, and organization
  • Significant experience with the negotiation and preparation of real estate transactional documentation (term sheets, acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, construction, financing, etc.) and joint venture agreements
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS
At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.
We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.
We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html
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