Ashton Woods (“Ashton Woods”) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Corporate Counsel - Real Estate Transactions. Ashton Woods is one of the nation’s largest private homebuilding companies, delivering over 40,000 homes to homeowners over the course of its 30 years in business. The company markets its homes through its two award-winning brands, Ashton Woods Homes and Starlight Homes. The Ashton Woods brand is known for blazing new trails in design and personalization to build homes as unique as the people who live in them, thanks to its industry leading experience at The Studio. The Starlight Homes brand builds homes specifically for the first-time homebuyer, offering affordable homes with thoughtful designs and quality finishes for buyers looking to make the dream of home ownership a reality. The company’s commitment to innovation and continually evolving to meet the needs of the market is a key reason it was recently named Builder of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine.
Ashton Woods is seeking an experienced transactional real estate lawyer to join the legal department. Broad transactional real estate experience including drafting and negotiating agreements (purchase and sale agreements, financing agreements, joint development agreements, etc.); identifying and analyzing areas of risk; and proposing and driving solutions in complex transactions required. The position will be responsible for, among other things, strategizing with internal clients on transaction structure, overseeing real estate and related transactions across the company, managing outside counsel and internal employees, and working closely with internal clients at the corporate and division levels.
The ideal candidate will have 4-6+ years of solid transactional real estate experience and will have played a lead role in transactions working directly with clients/opposing parties/counsel. This candidate will have experience providing advice and legal support to clients and senior business leaders on a wide array of real estate-related transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, leases, financing and dispositions, and providing strategic advice on all aspects of real estate related transactions. This candidate will also possess excellent organizational and communication skills and will be able to prioritize and manage a large number of transactions while providing well-reasoned and practical legal advice and counsel in a timely fashion to the legal team, operating divisions and senior management. Experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal documentation relating to land acquisitions, financings, development and dispositions is required.
Interested candidates should submit a resume with a letter describing your interest and relevant skills to AshtonWoods@MLAGlobal.com or to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position.
Internal Number: 106492
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