The Hartford is seeking Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate Law

Based in Hartford, Connecticut, the Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate Law, will be a critical part of a team of attorneys responsible for supporting Hartford Investment Management Company, a registered investment adviser with approximately $98.5B in assets under management. The Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate Law, will be responsible for providing advice on a wide range of investment matters, with an emphasis on commercial mortgage lending, other real estate and alternative investment transactions and various asset management issues associated with a large real estate portfolio.  Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate Law, will work in close partnership with senior investment professionals within HIMCO, in-house and outside counsel, and other members of The Hartford’s Law Department.  This role will be based in our Hartford, CT, Home Office.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide counsel to senior investment professionals on a broad range of legal issues related to investment transactions in a variety of investment sectors and asset classes, principally commercial mortgage lending, real estate equity investments, real estate funds and asset management matters.
  • Draft, negotiate, and coordinate application documentation for commercial mortgage loan program and term sheets for joint venture equity investments.
  • Negotiate loan and equity investment documentation, and coordinate overall investment closing process, including closing process for third party clients purchasing interests in CMLs.
  • Assist with regulatory and other transactional matters, and maintain knowledge of trends in the industry and familiarity with applicable regulations.

 Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of relevant investment transactional experience, preferably at an institutional lender; relevant experience from a law firm will also be considered.
  • Candidate must be admitted in Connecticut or qualify as authorized house counsel in Connecticut.
  • Significant investment counsel experience in commercial real estate lending, joint venture equity, private real estate funds and other financial/investment transactions.
  • Experience in workouts and restructurings helpful.
  • Innovative and efficient, with ability to build and grow effective working relationships with seasoned investment professionals and communicate on substantive issues with eye toward potential solutions.
  • Self-starter, self-directed, highly motivated, and able to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability and success in an environment with constantly changing priorities.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Sound judgment, risk assessment and decision-making skills.
  • Team player with excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • J.D. required.

Behaviors at the Hartford

  • Deliver Outcomes – Demonstrate a bias for speed and execution that serves our shareholders and customers
  • Operate as a Team Player – Work together to drive solutions for the good of The Hartford
  • Build Strong Partnerships – Demonstrate integrity and build trust with others
  • Strive for Excellence – Motivate yourself and others to achieve high standards and continuously improve

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

Interested and qualified individuals, please email resume in Word or PDF format to maura.brennan@thehartford.com.