Phoenix Investors


Phoenix Investors is seeking an in-house Associate Legal Counsel who is passionate about the interrelated businesses of commercial and industrial real estate. The ideal candidate will have experience practicing commercial real estate law, representing developers, general contractors, lenders, and investors in a variety of transactions. Responsibilities will include managing complex financing transactions (including acquisition, bridge, construction, and permanent loans), managing closings (including acquisitions, dispositions, and refinancings), and joint venture formations, as well as drafting various transactional documents.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and prepare general correspondence, lease, purchase and sale contracts, license agreements, contractual construction, and banking docs;
  • Order, review, and draft objection letters in respect of title reports and surveys;
  • Negotiate and draft letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, leases, loan documents, estoppels, SNDA’s and similar documents;
  • Coordinate closing with all parties in the transaction, including the buyer, sellers, title insurance company, opposing counsel, and lender;
  • Prepare transfer documents and other applicable documents pending on the state;
  • Litigate lawsuits on behalf of the company in different areas of the law including but not limited to municipality law, real estate law, contract law, and slander/libel/defamation;
  • Assist with closings, closing schedules, execute/conduct closings on behalf of the lender, and preparation/review of bank documents;
  • Prepare Filing Statements, Recognition Agreements, Closing Disclosures.

Manage Transactional Communication Between All Parties:

  • Clients, opposing counsel, lender’s counsel, title company, management company, brokers, loan officers, lender closing departments, etc.;
  • Perform other related tasks as needed.

The Successful Candidate:

  • Is a driven self-starter with excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Is willing and able to handle a multitude of transactions from start to finish;
  • Works well independently and as a part of a high performing team;
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail;
  • Retains strong time management skills;
  • Possesses documented history of working with retail, industrial, office, and other asset classes, and 0-2 years of legal experience, preferably in the real estate transactional space;
  • Possesses JD from accredited law school, Wisconsin Bar admission, and is an active member of the Wisconsin State Bar.

This position is for full-time employment. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. If you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references.

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Phoenix Investors is a national commercial real estate firm based in Milwaukee, WI whose core business is the revitalization of former manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. This strategy leads to positively transforming communities and restarting the economic engine in the communities we serve.

Phoenix’s affiliate companies hold interests in approximately 30 million square feet of industrial, retail, office, and single tenant net-leased properties across 21 states. NREI’s most recent survey ranked Phoenix Investor’s as having the 28th largest total industrial real estate portfolio. Today, Phoenix principally specializes in the renovation and repositioning of large, former single tenant industrial facilities throughout the United States that were previously owned by major corporate clients, REITs, or financial institutions.

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