• Sr. Corporate Counsel - Acquisitions

    Job ID 2018-1929
    Job Locations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    The Senior Corporate Counsel of Acquisitions serves as a primary point of contact to handle purchase sales agreements for acquisition of single-purchased and bulk purchases of residential homes. They will coordinate the purchase sale agreements throughout the entire process from negotiation, to drafting documentation, to closing on properties.  This role will work closely with the Acquisitions team and Paralegals to achieve FirstKey Homes goals of residential property acquisition.





    • Overseeing and coordinating the purchase sales agreements of residential real estate properties from negotiation to final acquisition. This includes single residential purchases from Multiple Listing Services (MLS), bulk purchases which range from 25 to 1,000 homes at time, and handling disposition of real estate properties.
    • Partners with internal business leaders to develop a negotiation strategy to ensure contractual agreements meet FirstKey Homes policies and protects its interests.
    • Facilitating contract negotiations with key stakeholders to obtain required information. Develops and drafts all aspects of contractual agreements for residential real estate transactions.
    • Reviewing listing agreements, drafting and filing paper work, and conveying information to correct entities.
    • Collaborating with Acquisitions team and Paralegals to work through issues and anomalies of single home purchases.
    • Analyzing purchase agreement contracts for special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies.
    • Updating key stakeholders on the status of contract and negotiation process.
    • Organizing and maintaining contractual documents according to FirstKey Home standards.
    • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s manager at any time based upon Company need.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.




    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    • Primarily working indoors, office environment.
    • May sit for several hours at a time.
    • Prolonged exposure to computer screens.
    • Repetitive use of hands to operate computers, printers, and copiers.



    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant legal experience
    • Admission and membership to the State Bar Association of Georgia or another state
    • Experience providing legal counsel to support Acquisitions team with negotiating and closing real estate transactions or similar work experience
    • Knowledgeable of legal issues and real estate contractual agreements (i.e.: titles, deeds, commitments, etc.)
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)



    • Experience working in property management, real-estate or similar industry
    • Experience working in a fast pace, high-growth company



    • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
    • Administration and Management — Knowledge of  business  and  management  principles  involved  in  strategic planning, resource  allocation,  human  resources  modeling,  leadership  technique,  production  methods,  and coordination of people and resources.



    • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
    • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
    • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
    • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
    • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.



    • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work -related issues and problems.
    • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
    • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
    • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
    • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good -natured, cooperative attitude.
    • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
    • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenge s
    • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.


    FirstKey Homes is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected classification or status.


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