Whitestone is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join its team in Houston, Texas. The position will report directly to the CEO and is responsible for directing all legal matters involving the company, providing strategic legal advice, and supporting the senior management team. The preferred candidate will have experience directly related to real estate and/or some experience working within a public company environment.
Required Legal Skills:
The successful candidate for this position will have experience in the following areas:
* Preparing, reviewing and negotiating letters of intent, purchase contracts, and closing documents for the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate; * Directing due diligence on property and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions at both the property and company level; * Reviewing and negotiating tenant leases/amendments and other commercial contracts; * Drafting and responding to landlord-tenant correspondence and managing tenant default actions; * Assisting with corporate compliance, bylaws and board resolutions and securities filings; * Forming and managing corporate entities, modifying entity structures and assisting with company financing and capital raising projects; * Providing legal support to company departments such as operations, compliance, accounting, development, risk management, tax and human resources; * Managing company litigation, bankruptcy claim filings and tenant collection matters; and * Supervising and directing outside law firms and internal staff.
Required Experience and Education:
* JD degree from an ABA accredited law school * Membership in good standing with the TX state bar; * Minimum 8 - 10 years of legal experience that includes practice at a major law firm and/or a private or public real estate company; * BS/BA degree in accounting, economics or finance, MBA, or a CPA is helpful, but not necessary;
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