Role Value Proposition:
A Life Insurance Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world's leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. We're united by our purpose to help our customers and each other create a confident future; we're guided by empathy; and we're inspired by each other to make a difference in the lives of our coworkers, customers, communities, and the world at large. At A Life Insurance Company, it's #AllTogetherPossible.?Join us!

Legal Affairs - Building confident futures is at the center of all our work at A Life Insurance Company. In Legal Affairs, that means empowering our trusted advisors and advocates to focus on what's possible while safeguarding MetLife's global interests. Collaborating with each other and our businesses around the globe, we support innovative solutions while protecting our customers, employees, communities, and shareholders. And we work in an environment founded on integrity, trust, candor, and respect, where new challenges and diverse perspectives are encouraged and celebrated.

This attorney will join an active Investments Law group in Atlanta, Georgia that assists and advises MetLife's global real estate investments unit on all legal aspects of a sophisticated real estate practice.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide transactional support and advice in the structuring, negotiation and closing of mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, warehouse lines, loan-on-loan financings, and other types of financings, both as a lender and as a borrower.
  • Provide transactional support and advice in the structuring, negotiation and closing of acquisitions and dispositions of real properties.
  • Provide transactional support and advice in the drafting and negotiation of contracts and documents related to real estate investments, such as loan commitments and joint venture agreements for stabilized and development properties.
  • Provide advice and counsel with respect to platform-level real estate investment and investment management matters.
  • Work with, guide, and manage outside counsel representing the company on a wide range of matters, including debt and equity transactions and other loan, asset management and litigation items.
  • Counsel business teams involved in all areas of commercial real estate transactional work, new product development, third-party real estate investment management and on insurance regulation and compliance matters impacting MetLife's commercial real estate portfolio.
  • Provide advice and counsel to key business decision makers on the enforcement, restructuring and workout of challenged debt and equity investments.
  • Advise business partners and manage outside counsel on bankruptcies, foreclosures and other enforcement proceedings, and general litigation matters.
  • Prepare, initiate, advocate for, and effectively present legal points and recommendations to guide key decision makers and to represent business partners as legal counsel.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience with a law firm or in-house.
  • Experience in negotiating, drafting, and closing complex real estate transactions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with proven business acumen.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Able to work under limited supervision.
  • Competencies: Analytical thinking; problem solving; demonstrates technical and functional expertise; exercises sound judgment; builds, and works within, collaborative partnerships; and negotiation skills.

  • Law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and bar admission required.