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Assistant General Counsel- Multifamily Real Estate

Freddie Mac
Posted Nov 10
Full Time
HybridMcLean, Virginia

At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you’ll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:

The Multifamily Real Estate Department of the Legal Division of Freddie Mac (Legal MFRE) is seeking an attorney to join its legal staff as Assistant General Counsel in its Asset Management & Operations (AMO) group. The attorneys will provide legal advice and counsel on a wide range of transactions and other matters related to the Multifamily Division’s business. We are seeking attorneys with a background in commercial real estate finance to work in a vibrant, collaborative, and mission-based environment.

Our Impact:

Legal MFRE is critical to the Multifamily Division’s success in carrying out its mission to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability for the nation’s rental housing market. We support this important mission through a broad range of legal work, including loan production and underwriting, structured transactions, loan securitization, and asset management and operations matters.

Your Impact:

  • Transactions:

  • Serve as legal counsel, independently and/or assisting or collaborating with other attorneys, for Freddie Mac’s servicing of multifamily loans. This may include:

  • Negotiating loan and servicing transaction documents

  • Reviewing loan documents with a view to enforcement/asset resolution actions

  • Coordinating with Legal Division Litigation attorneys and outside litigation counsel on distressed asset and suspicious activity matters

  • Negotiating asset resolution arrangements (workouts) and preparing associated documentation

  • Coordinating with regulatory and government affairs team to respond to regulatory and congressional inquiries

  • Collaborating with peers to ensure consistency of legal advice and negotiating positions

  • Reviewing and analyzing legal issues in connection with servicing transactions and other multifamily asset management and operational matters

  • Initiatives/Policy/Lender Matters:

  • Legal support for non-transactional matters including:

  • Initiatives, product improvements and development

  • Loan documents and forms, Guide updates and credit policy

  • Multifamily research, marketing, and communications.

  • Communication and Collaboration:

  • Collaborating with peers to ensure consistency of legal advice and negotiating positions.

  • Creating and maintaining effective relationships with business clients, with lenders from whom Freddie Mac buys multifamily mortgages and who service those mortgages, and with lawyers for those lenders.

  • Drafting well-structured, complete and concise correspondence, legal analyses and documents for internal and external purposes.


  • Membership in good standing in a state Bar

  • At least 7 years of legal experience in commercial and/or multifamily real estate finance transactions with a law firm or corporate law department, including responsibility for negotiating and closing real estate origination and/or servicing transactions

  • Strong legal analytical and writing skills

  • Knowledge of the customary legal relationships and closing practices required for commercial and/or multifamily real estate transactions and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)

  • Familiarity with common commercial real estate lender-borrower issues and the ability to negotiate resolution of those issues

  • Candidates with one or more of the following are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Experience with the Agency/secondary multifamily mortgage market

  • Experience with borrower consent transactions and asset resolution matters

Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Superior communications skills

  • Ability to work comfortably and routinely as part of a team and to collaborate across organizational boundaries

  • Ability to organize and prioritize pending time-sensitive matters

  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues, clients, and customers

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type: Full time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Freddie Mac offers a comprehensive total rewards package to include competitive compensation and market-leading benefit programs. Information on these benefit programs is available on our Careers site.

This position has an annualized market-based salary range of $170,000 - $254,000 and is eligible to participate in the annual incentive program. The final salary offered will generally fall within this range and is dependent on various factors including but not limited to the responsibilities of the position, experience, skill set, internal pay equity and other relevant qualifications of the applicant.