Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have at least five (5) years of experience in real estate, commercial transactions, and/or regulatory compliance. Strong preference will be given to applicants with prior experience involving offering plans and real estate securities. A background in specific areas such as policy development, syndications, real estate investments, and/or affordable housing is also desirable. Applicants also must have excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a highly structured, fast-paced environment while meeting rigorous statutory deadlines.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an attorney with experience in real estate, commercial transactions, and/or regulatory compliance to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Regulatory Review Section of the Real Estate Finance Bureau (REF).
REF, through Article 23-A of the New York General Business Law (the “Martin Act”) and governing regulations, regulates the public offer and sale of real estate securities, including cooperative interests in realty such as cooperatives, condominiums, timeshares, homeowners associations, and syndications. The Martin Act requires sponsors (or developers) of cooperative interests in realty to submit a prospectus or offering plan to REF before offering or selling any units or apartments to the public. REF also regulates the conversion of rental buildings to condominiums or cooperatives as well as affordable housing developments that include the offer of cooperative interests in realty.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Reviewing a large docket of offering plans and amendments related to cooperative interests in realty, including complex conversion plans for occupied buildings and affordable housing offerings;
• Reviewing applications for regulatory exemptions, including those related to out-of-state offerings and homeowners association offerings;
• Interacting on a regular basis with attorneys for other government agencies and real estate developers, including drafting and issuing detailed written letters concerning statutory and regulatory compliance;
• Assisting with developing policy, regulations, and legislative initiatives;
• Coordinating with REF enforcement attorneys on investigations related to violations of the Martin Act (this position does not involve litigation); and
• Drafting Assurances of Discontinuance related to Martin Act violations.
Additional Comments OAG employees serve more than 19.85 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Salary commensurate with experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings , Reference No. REF_AAG_NYC_3252
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (which may be addressed to Legal Recruitment);
• List of three (3) references (with contact information including email addresses);
• Writing Sample
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
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