At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.
The Northwestern Mutual Law Department is seeking an experienced and agile real estate investment attorney interested in joining a diverse, challenging, and fast-paced practice advising the Company on a wide range of issues as the Company works to transform how clients experience financial security.
What's the role:
This attorney will be a member of the Department’s Real Estate Investments Team and will support the Company’s $250+ billion investment portfolio. Specifically, this attorney will provide legal advice on matters relating to the Company's commercial mortgage loan and real estate equity portfolio. Most legal work is handled entirely in-house. As a member of the Real Estate Investments Team, this attorney will:
Serve as primary legal counsel to the Company's real estate investment professionals in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex, direct commercial mortgage loans (floating, fixed, permanent and construction), real estate acquisitions and joint venture and development transactions; and
Provide legal support for a wide range of asset management and loan servicing activities for the Company’s real estate investment portfolio including development matters, joint venture amendments, consents to loan transfers, leasing and management agreements, and other asset management and loan servicing needs.
Bring Your Best! What this role needs:
Candidates must have at least four to seven years of legal experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial mortgage lending, commercial real estate development, real estate joint ventures, large commercial real estate acquisitions.
To qualify, this candidate must be able to analyze a variety of legal issues, synthesize complex information, and provide solution-oriented legal advice to business professionals throughout the enterprise.
A candidate must have an exemplary academic record and a Juris Doctorate degree; note that a license to practice law in the State of Wisconsin or a commitment to become licensed within the first year of employment is required.
Desired personal attributes:
The scope of this role may change over time to respond to business needs. The successful candidate will be flexible and adaptable in terms of general skill sets & aspirations.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a highly analytical and curious mind, creativity, comfort dealing with ambiguity, integrity, high ethical standards, and a positive demeanor.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and contribute effectively in a team environment and to manage a multijurisdictional practice.
Ability to work autonomously and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks at the same time.
A keen problem-solving approach using sound legal reasoning and practical business judgment to identify and address risks and achieve results that balance benefits for all stakeholders of the enterprise.
Internal Number: JR-21217
About Northwestern Mutual
At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.