VP, Assistant General Counsel - Community Development Banking

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.Chicago, IL

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Commercial Banking, one of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. businesses, provides comprehensive financial solutions, including lending, wholesale payments, investment banking and asset management products across three primary client segments: Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, Corporate Client Banking & Specialized Industries, and Commercial Real Estate Banking.

JPMorgan Chase is seeking talented candidates for a position as an attorney experienced in community development finance, bank regulations and commercial real estate finance to join the Legal Department. The position is responsible for providing legal support across Commercial Banking's real estate businesses providing community development term loans, community development construction loans, community development tax credit investments (such as New Market Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits), loans to community development financial institutions, loan syndications and sales, credit enhancements, financings that include bond financing, and other related matters, with a special focus on regulatory matters. The candidate would become a member of the Commercial Real Estate Legal team, which provides transactional and strategic legal support to the Commercial Real Estate Businesses (CRE) within Commercial Banking. The position will be based in Plano, TX or Chicago, IL.

The lawyer will be responsible for the following:

  • Advise and counsel bankers on structuring and documenting a variety of types of transactions;
  • Identify and mitigate risks (legal and other);
  • Provide legal interpretations of regulations and guidance on their applicability to the real estate finance businesses;
  • Participate in project teams relating to regulatory matters;
  • Review proposed new or modified products, businesses, practices and procedures, and identify any legal and regulatory issues;
  • Prepare and update standard forms and procedures;
  • Provide training for bankers;
  • Manage outside counsel;
  • Participate in the CRE Legal team, and help in supporting its direction and strategy, including driving forward diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and maintaining a collaborative and inclusive team culture; and
  • Escalate issues, as appropriate, for the Head of CRE Legal and share potential concerns, issues and ideas with other legal and control functions across the Firm.

In addition to the requisite legal credentials and experience, candidates should possess:

  • At least 5 years of experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department;
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements related to Commercial Banking, or related businesses with transferrable skills/knowledge;
  • Ability to prioritize work, effectively manage many issues at one time, and interact effectively with management;
  • Ability to understand the business needs and develop collaborative relationships with internal partners across the supported businesses, the firm and external clients;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; and
  • Ability to comply on first day with all attorney licensing requirements as dictated by the state in which the role will sit.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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