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Real Estate Attorney

Continental Properties
Posted May 06
Full Time
HybridMenomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Continental Properties is looking for a driven and results-oriented individual to join our team of dedicated professionals as a Real Estate Attorney at our home office in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

This position offers sophisticated, complex and challenging legal work in a suburban Milwaukee environment but with a national reach. You will partner with company dealmakers to lead project teams in the facilitation of a wide variety of activities associated with multifamily real estate development transactions.  You will oversee transactions from initial letter of intent inception through purchase, financing, development, stabilization and refinancing or sale. You will help lead a highly functioning development company into the future! 

 We are embracing a hybrid working environment and you can work a combination of in the office (WI) and remote. #LI-Hybrid 


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, construction contracts, reciprocal easement agreements, joint venture agreements and municipal development agreements
  • Oversight of outside counsel in construction financing, refinancing, and other matters
  • Designing deal structure in cooperation with team dealmaker and finance
  • Creative problem solving to mitigate or minimize company risk while facilitating development transactions
  • Oversight of title and survey review, including detailed analysis of Declarations/REAs/OEAs/ECCRs that may affect proposed development
  • Commitment to identifying and illuminating areas of critical risk
  • Advising company executives on legal risks


Skills for Success:

  • Juris Doctorate and admission to any state bar
  • Minimum of four years’ experience as a real estate transaction attorney; large law firm experience preferred
  • Purchase/sale financing and leasing experience preferred

What Sets Us Apart:

Continental Properties is a great place to work, as evidenced by our consecutive Top Workplace awards. Here are some of the reasons that our team members vote for us as a Top Workplace:

  • A company culture that encourages innovation and empowers team members to act as leaders by providing the opportunities, training, and tools essential to achieving a successful and meaningful career
  • Industry-leading compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision Plan options, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursement, 401(k) with company match and company provided life and disability insurance
  • An excellent work environment with potential for long-term growth in the industry, paid professional memberships and professional activities (conferences and workshops) and a tuition and certification reimbursement program
  • Paid holidays and lucrative vacation time; half days on Fridays during designated months
  • Participation in our Building Above and Beyond (BAAB) incentive program that rewards team members based on the success of the company as measured against clearly defined goals
  • For team members who are interested, informal offsite gatherings and company sponsored lunches on a monthly basis
  • 6-weeks paid parental leave with family-forming & fertility benefits (up to 12-weeks for birth mothers) 
  • On-demand mental health support and an employee assistance program
  • You Belong Here Committee focused on promoting and inclusive and equitable work environment 


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and all applicable state and local fair employment practices laws, and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.

For the benefit of our residents, the communities we serve, and our co-workers, all applicants are required to pass a post-offer criminal background check prior to joining the Continental team