Sr. Managing Attorney - Real Estate
Job Details
Colorado - , CO
Full Time Exempt
$96,809.00 - $154,893.00 Salary/year

nature of position

Senior level in-house attorney will develop and implement Legal Operations’ strategic plan and budget in partnership with the General Counsel; focus substantial time on the management and training of legal support staff, including loan closers and paralegals, as assigned; partner with other in-house attorneys and leadership in the Legal and Risk Management division; and be primary legal advisor for business units on transactional real estate matters, compliance with state and federal laws; tax and regulatory matters; and other business matters, as assigned. Operates with a high degree of independence. This position reports to the General Counsel and is a member of the CHFA Leadership Team.


essential functions

  • Assist General Counsel with annual budgeting process, development and implementation of strategic vision, and strategic reviews of legal operations department
  • Supervise the work of direct reports; drive, track and report on their progress against strategic goals and objectives, and provide coaching and training for support staff to improve their knowledge and skills
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other attorneys to provide strategic, holistic and coordinated legal services for the organization.
  • Facilitate communication among General Counsel, legal division staff and throughout CHFA to achieve business goals
  • Under the direction of the General Counsel, responsible for hiring & recruiting legal support staff
  • Function as leader and seasoned advisor to business units
  • Interpret laws, regulations and procedures related to CHFA’s programs and review proposed legislation and its impact on CHFA operations
  • Review, draft and negotiate forms, contracts, program documents and other legal documents relating to CHFA programs and services
  • Participate and contribute in 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
  • Other duties as assigned by General Counsel




knowledge, skills and ability

Must possess:

  • Effective leadership skills demonstrating one’s ability to inspire and motivate high performance and lead a diverse team
  • Ability to provide leadership to others in and outside of Legal Department and to be an effective member of the Leadership Team
  • Solid understanding of laws and regulations impacting CHFA’s business operations to ensure proper compliance and oversight on business processes
  • Knowledge of Colorado real estate law, commercial lending, business entities, real estate loans, real estate transactions, and familiarity with related documents
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, productively and accurately in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and important deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong and effective customer service, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Strong and ethical decision making skills
  • Strong initiative with the ability to seek out relevant information prior to making decisions
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in an effective and diplomatic manner
  • Ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds


  • Applicants must have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in a law firm or corporate law department working on complex commercial loan and real estate matters
  • Preferred candidate will have experience representing a financial institution related to lending, structuring complex financial transactions, commercial loan workouts and restructuring 
  • Must possess a law degree and be admitted to the Colorado Bar 
  • Candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

equipment used

Telephone; personal computer; calculator; photocopier, and Smartphone.

physical environment

The incumbent in this position will perform the essential functions of the position primarily in an office environment, which requires sitting at a desk for the majority of the day.

validation statement

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

benefit information

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, with very low rates
  • Generous Paid Time Off, including paid volunteer time, and  leave programs
  • Please visit our benefits page for additional information

how to apply

With respect to its programs, services, activities, and employment practices, Colorado housing and finance authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected classification under 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.