Basic Information

Job Category: Legal

Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Date published: 12-May-2022

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Civitas Capital Group is currently seeking a Legal and Compliance Manager to join our team in Dallas, TX 75201.

Who We Are:

·         Civitas Capital Group is a rapidly growing alternative investment manager with approximately $1.3 billion in assets under management in commercial real estate, lodging, alternative credit, and related asset classes.  The firm is particularly adept at serving global investors, including institutions, family offices, and qualified individuals. Our team collectively speaks 11 languages, serves investors from over 40 countries, and has direct cultural experience on every continent.

About the Role:

·         The Legal and Compliance Manager be will responsible for legal and compliance support across all of Civitas’ operating divisions, including marketing and social media. Key responsibility will be to analyze potential real estate development and acquisition deals, with focus on issues of regulatory and fund governing document compliance and deal structure. You will also be required to carefully evaluate, articulate, and mitigate the risks associated with deals to senior investment and investor relations team members.

What You’ll Do:

  • ·         Assist with general investor review
  • ·         Review, investigate, and respond to business legal and compliance issues and regulatory inquiries
  • ·         Ensure that required regulatory filings are prepared and transmitted to the Company’s compliance
  • ·         consultants and legal partners for filing with FINRA/SEC in a timely manner
  • ·         Review U.S. and international marketing material to ensure compliance with GIPS, SEC and FINRA rules where applicable
  • ·         Interpret rules and regulations, including regulatory developments to assess the impact on covered products and communicated new developments to company staff
  • ·         Review and approve social media content, videos, and other digital media such as internet and intranet websites, blogs, and mobile applications that promote thought leadership and brand recognition
  • ·         Communicate required edits, explain the regulatory basis for recommended changes, suggest alternatives for problematic language, and work cross-functionally to produce strong, effective, and compliant communications
  • ·         Deliver training to company staff on applicable marketing policies and procedures
  • ·         Collaborate with colleagues within legal and compliance and investor relations on the launch and development of new products including registered funds and sustainable product offerings
  • ·         Collaborate with the firm’s marketing and communications department on press releases, television interviews, media buys, public appearances, and client conferences and events
  • ·         Collaborate with attorneys and other legal staff to prepare and review initial, annual, and amended registration statements which include Private Placement Memoranda and ADV filings
  • ·         Other duties as needed or required

Our Ideal Candidate:

Education and Experience

  • ·         Minimum of five (5) years of direct Legal and Compliance experience in the investment advisor industry or private equity preferably involving commercial real estate
  • ·         Bachelor’s degree in an applicable discipline
  • ·         Broad knowledge of federal securities laws and regulations, including the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, FINRA rules and other federal regulations
  • ·         Experience working with 40 Act Funds, Institutional Clients and other investment vehicles preferred
  • ·         Certification in a related field of practice is a plus

Required Skills and Abilities

·         Demonstrate ability to understand wide range of regulatory requirements applicable to investment advisers and to develop and implement appropriate procedures to comply therewith

·         Ability to think through and understand conflicts and complex scenarios and assess impact to the Firm

·         Excellent analytical, problem solving and organization skills with the ability to effectively manage workload with competing priorities

·         Demonstrate attention to details to deliver projects with high degree of accuracy in advance of the deadline

·         Possesses a workstyle that fosters a collaborative and team play working environment

·         Ability to decipher when to elevate issues to the next level of leadership for resolution when necessary

·         Proficiency of the Microsoft Office suite of applications

·         Established knowledge of multiple types of real estate investments

·         Ability to thrive in a highly diverse and international environment

What We Offer:

  •          Competitive pay; commensurate with experience
  •          Benefits package is available