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Overview: The Vice President & Managing General Counsel provides legal advice and support to AHA and AHA affiliates (collectively “AHA”) and assists in the management of attorneys, paralegals and administrative support staff. The primary focus of this role is on complex real estate transactions. However, this attorney will also provide oral and written advice to AHA Departments in matters relating to real estate transactions, contracting, procurement, employment, governmental regulations, corporate governance, environmental issues, torts, housing choice, real estate management, resident issues, regulatory compliance and other legal matters impacting the business of AHA. This leadership position manages a team and is a “working manager” role that requires hands-on execution as well as oversight and development of the team. This position reports directly to the General Counsel.
Company: The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia (AHA) is the largest housing authority in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation. AHA provides and facilitates affordable housing resources for nearly 22,000 low-income households comprised of approximately 50,000 people. These affordable housing resources include AHA-owned residential communities, AHA-sponsored mixed-income, mixed-finance residential communities, tenant-based vouchers, project based rental assistance, supportive housing arrangements and homeownership opportunities.
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Experience: Requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and 15 years of related experience including commercial real estate and ideally some general corporate work as well. Big law firm training is desired. In addition, at least 10 years of managerial/leadership experience. Significant experience providing legal advice to senior executives is likewise required.