Legal Manager (for a Development Company)
Alpha Mead Group
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
11h ago

Job Description

  • Advising management on real estate project procedures and project development, researching guideline and policy of government on project development.
  • Monitor legal risk in real estate documentation and advise clients accordingly.
  • Draft and negotiate real estate transactions.
  • Draft routine leases and amendments.
  • Ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before real estate transactions are executed.
  • Support legal and general advisory needs associated with a large-scale real estate portfolio.
  • Ensure legal due diligence during land / property acquisition in particular; Title investigation & Local legislation.
  • Highlight legal issues involved in structuring of land / property acquisition and relevant development regulations
  • Draft and ensure standardisation (to the extent possible) of legal documents such as Title transfer deeds, Agreement of sale, Offer letters, Conveyance documents, Lease Deeds, License Agreements etc.
  • Oversee contract lifecycle management preparation, drafting, vetting and negotiation of agreement
  • Monitoring and filing of completed contracts and other corporate documents
  • Liaising with external counsel and follow-up on pending litigations
  • Represent company at legal negotiations and at courts
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the Legal Services Unit and Company Secretariat
  • Carrying out of duties, as assigned by Head, Legal Services
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in law
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as in-house counsel or legal practitioner in a law firm.
  • Real Estate experience is a critical requirement particularly in interfacing with lands and other regulatory bodies for Development Company projects
  • Strong experience in real estate law and industry knowledge that includes litigation, lease transactions, property management, and purchase and sale transactions.
  • Good understanding of foreclosure.
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
  • Natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Additional Information

  • Solid experience in title insurance underwriting, curative, and claims.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
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