Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have at least (3) years of post-admission real estate or other commercial transactional experience. Prior experience with offering plans and real estate closings is preferred. Applicants must also have the ability to work in a highly structured and fast-paced environment and be able to meet rigorous statutory deadlines. Background with specific areas such as corporate law, real estate investments, and affordable housing is also strongly preferred.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an attorney with experience in real estate or other commercial transactions to serve as a review attorney in the Real Estate Finance Bureau (REF). REF is charged with the enforcement of Article 23-A of the New York General Business Law (the “Martin Act”) and governing regulations that relate to real estate securities, including syndications and cooperative interests in realty such as cooperatives, condominiums, timeshares, and homeowner associations. Review attorneys are charged with protecting the public through ensuring that all submissions to the office apprise purchasers of all material information. Review Attorneys will also have opportunities to assist in developing policies and regulations to protect the public.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Reviewing large docket of offering plans and amendments, including complex conversion plans for occupied buildings and affordable housing offerings;
• Reviewing exemption applications for out of state offerings and homeowners association offerings;
• Assisting senior staff on policy and legislative initiatives; and
• Coordinating with enforcement attorneys on investigations involving review matters.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Additional Comments Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Salary commensurate with experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at http://www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings. Reference No. REF_NYC_TRA/AAG _3124
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
• Writing Sample
• Transcript (if less than five years postgraduate)
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
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