Careers at L+M

LMDP – Senior Staff Attorney


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Salary Range: $200,000.00 to 240,000.00 annually

L+M Development Partners LLC, an established developer, builder and operator of residential and mixed use communities, has an excellent opportunity for ­­­­­­a Senior Staff Attorney to provide legal support and strategic advice in connection with all aspects of L+M’s projects and internal organization.  Candidate must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Areas of Responsibilities & Job Requirements:

Must have the ability to independently review, draft, negotiate and coordinate the consummation and closing of:

  • Commercial leasing transactions, including retail, office and long term ground leases.  Any candidate must have significant leasing experience—this position will require a particular focus on the needs of L+M’s retail team;
  • purchase and sale agreements;
  • loan documentation;
  • joint venture and other organizational documentation and agreements (including joint ventures and other institutional investment vehicles); and
  • licenses, consulting agreements and procurement contracts.

Experience and ability with the following are not required, but would be a plus:

  • construction financing;
  • affordable housing regulatory structures and agreements;
  • affordable housing financings (low income housing tax credits, tax-exempt bond loans, etc.);
  • real property tax abatement agreements;
  • property management agreements; and
  • private equity fund formation and administration.

The person in this position should have the ability to:

  • Supervise outside counsel with respect to leasing, acquisition, financing and joint venture matters;
  • Provide expert legal advice and counsel to the Company on all real estate matters and general legal issues;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic;
  • Work seamlessly with business people in various departments, in-house attorneys, and outside counsel;
  • Must be able to advise senior executives, project, development and asset managers and personnel on a proactive and ad hoc basis in response to ‘on the ground’ situations; and
  • Assist in Company-wide administrative, governance and quality control matters.

Education Requirements:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school

Years of Industry Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 5-10 years of extensive commercial real estate leasing, acquisition and financing law experience. Additional years of experience would also be a plus.

Since its inception in 1984, L+M Development Partners has been an innovator in developing quality affordable, mixed-income and market rate housing, while improving the neighborhoods in which it works.

A full-service firm, L+M is a full-service real estate development firm which develops, invests, constructs and manages properties with industry-leading innovation. L+M is responsible for more than $10 billion in development, construction and investment, and has created or preserved nearly 40,000 high-quality residential units in a variety of urban markets nationwide, primarily in New York’s tristate area.   Community leaders, government officials and institutional investor organizations turn to L+M because of its consistent track record of excellence.

L+M is a double bottom line company, where its success is measured not only in financial returns but also by the positive impact it makes; L+M takes its commitment to its mission, vision and values extremely seriously.  L+M takes pride in its long-standing dedication to the communities it serves, demonstrated through annual scholarship funds, job training programs and youth internship opportunities, after-school programs, and substantial support for local nonprofits.

L+M brings a superior level of commitment to its investments in developments, and equally important, to its investment in people.   For more information, please visit:

L+M offers competitive compensation and benefits and tremendous potential with a growing residentially focused real estate developer/builder organization.

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