ENTRY LEVEL POSITION (0‐3 years experience)
LEGAL SERVICES OF GREATER MIAMI, INC.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING/COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (Legal Services) seeks a 0‐3 year staff attorney for the Affordable Housing and Community Economic Development Unit (CED) with a commitment to and passion for the rights of the low income community.
The CED Unit assists eligible non‐profit corporations and community groups in creating and preserving affordable housing in Miami‐Dade County. In addition the CED Unit provides general corporate counsel to non‐profit corporations engaged in job creation, the development of community based development strategies, educational services to the low‐income youth, and social and economic justice in the low income communities of Miami‐Dade County.
Attorneys in this unit provide counsel in the areas of real estate development including pre‐development coordination and title and loan closings, the drafting and negotiation of contracts, affordable housing financing (public and private), regulatory representation and negotiations with governmental authorities, advice and counsel with regard to public and private funding for capital projects, corporate, and tax advice, corporate formation, including incorporation, obtaining tax‐exempt status and organizational structuring.
The attorney will be responsible for his or her own caseload but will have ample supervision. Staff
Attorney Job description available at www.legalservicesmiami.org.
Applications will be accepted from admitted attorneys and recent graduates. Florida Bar license is a requirement. Bilingual capability (Spanish or Haitian Creole) and previous experience with transactional legal work and a willingness to represent clients in real estate litigation including foreclosure defense and bankruptcy is preferred. Excellent benefits and salary. EOE.
Submit application consisting of cover letter detailing your interest in working at Legal Services, resume and writing sample via email to Papps@LSGMI.ORG.