Colorado Nonprofit Association

Staff Attorney

position  

Staff Attorney  

division/department    

Legal and Risk Management Division  

position close date  

July 31, 2024  

classification  

Exempt  

nature of position  

The legal operations team seeks a junior to mid-level real estate attorney to conduct commercial and multi-family loan closings and help CHFA implement various affordable housing and economic development loan, grant, and subgrant programs. This individual will focus substantial time on closing commercial and multi-family loans; drafting commercial loan documents, loan commitments, contracts, and forms; conducting real estate due diligence reviews; supervising paralegal and closer support; and providing advice on compliance with state and federal laws.   

essential functions  

• Negotiate and close commercial and multi-family real estate transactions.    

• Conduct and supervise real estate due diligence reviews (including title, survey, zoning, and insurance reviews) for multifamily and commercial loans 

• Draft, review, and negotiate loan documents, program documents, contracts, and other legal documents relating to  

• CHFA’s new and existing programs and services  

• Advise various business units and negotiate matters related to commercial, business, residential, and state and federal lending and grant programs primarily related to business and economic development, commercial and multi-family lending   

• Interpret laws, regulations, and procedures related to CHFA’s programs   

• Review legislation and its impact on CHFA operations  

• Function as a leader and advisor to the business   

• Assist with training, coaching, and helping others to improve their skills  

• Participate and contribute to all activities and/or projects that directly support CHFA in fulfilling its mission and  

• achieving its vision through dedication to the community in which CHFA serves, operational excellence, and fiscal responsibility   

• Solid understanding of laws and regulations to ensure proper compliance and oversight of business processes  

Other duties as assigned  

knowledge, skills, and ability  

Must possess:  

• Knowledge of Colorado real estate law, commercial lending, business entities, real estate loans, real estate  

transactions, and familiarity with related documents  

• Strong experience with and knowledge of accepted practices and procedures for reviewing title work, surveys, zoning ordinances, and insurance certificates and policies.  

• Demonstrated ability to work independently, productively, and accurately in a fast-paced environment with multiple  

• projects and important deadlines  

• Strong and effective customer service, interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills   

• Strong and ethical decision-making skills  

• Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in an effective and diplomatic manner     

• Ability to effectively work closely with and collaborate on closing teams and various working groups, both within the  

legal operations department and other business units  

• Proficient in MS Word and Outlook  

• Abilities that reflect CHFA’s values:

o Ability to continuously improve and develop knowledge and skills while adapting quickly to changing circumstances and processes

o Ability to work towards inclusion in all activities and decisions through the solicitation and appreciation of diverse perspectives

o Ability to exercise personal accountability in all activities and decisions

o Ability to embrace a culture of operational excellence to ensure processes are continually evaluated and improved as necessary

o Ability to operate with a sense of integrity 

o Ability to have fun 

o Ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds

experience/education  

• Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a law firm or corporate law department working on  

• real estate matters   

• Preferred candidate will have experience representing a financial institution related to lending, structuring complex  

• financial transactions, construction lending, and/or affordable housing   

• Must possess a law degree and be licensed to practice in Colorado or out-of-state. If not licensed in Colorado, must commit to becoming licensed in Colorado within a year of hiring.   

• Candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply   

equipment used  

Laptop computer, photocopier, and Smartphone.  

working environment  

The incumbent in this position will perform the essential functions primarily in a hybrid environment, which requires sitting or, if preferred, standing at a desk for most of the day with or without assisting devices.  

This position requires moderate to high levels of interaction and collaboration with others.

validation statement  

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor to describe all duties someone in this position may perform.  

hiring range  

$92,000 – $120,000 plus annual bonus

With respect to its programs, services, activities, and employment practices, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 years and over, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, marital status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Requests for reasonable accommodation, the provision of auxiliary aids, or any complaints alleging violation of this nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the nondiscrimination coordinator, 1.800.877.2432, TDD/TTY 303.297.7305, CHFA 1981 Blake Street, Denver CO 80202-1272, available weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.