Associate General Counsel, Real Estate

Position Summary:

The Associate General Counsel reports to the Deputy General Counsel, Legal Department, and serves as counsel for HDC in negotiating, analyzing, structuring, and closing secured loan transactions.

Area of Talent:    Real Estate/Affordable Housing
Position Type:     Full Time/Exempt
Salary Range:     $160,000- $180,000
Office Location:  NYC/Financial District

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drafts commitments, regulatory agreements, notes and mortgages.
  • Reviews and analyzes due diligence items for real estate transactions, including title, leases and condo documents.
  • Reviews documents of borrower’s and lender’s counsel.
  • Assists in closing construction and permanent loans.
  • Handles general miscellaneous legal duties as assigned.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts, taxation and insurance matters.
  • Preference for ability to provide guidance on employment law and policy related matters.

Required Qualifications:

  • Law Degree from an accredited Law School.
  • A minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in transactional real estate, corporate transactions and/or public finance.
  • At least 5+ years of experience as an employment attorney including law firm experience and/or in house experience.
  • Superior organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Employment Law experience is preferred but not required.

Submitted resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter. Please email your cover letter and resume to or fax to (212)227-6816.

 All HDC hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability.

 If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by HDC.

 HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits, including: 

  • Health Benefits at a reasonable cost
  • Dental and Vision Benefits at no cost
  • Retirement savings plan with a generous match and a pension plan
  • Paid holiday, vacation, sick time, and parental leave
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness for eligible employees 
  • Wellness reimbursement 

 HDC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

 HDC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, HDC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing