Jr. Corporate Counsel

Legal Cleveland, Ohio


CrossCountry Mortgage (CCM) is one of the nation’s top 3 retail mortgage lenders with more than 7,000 employees operating nearly 600 branches across all 50 states. We have been recognized nine times on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private businesses and have received countless awards for our standout culture. Through our dedication to getting it done, we make every mortgage feel like a win. 
A culture where you can grow! CCM has created an exceptional culture driving employee engagement, exceeding employee expectations, and directly impacting company success. At our core, our entrepreneurial spirit empowers every employee to be who they are to help us move forward together. You’ll get unwavering support from all departments and total transparency from the top down. 
CCM offers eligible employees a competitive compensation plan and a robust benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, as well as a 401K. We also offer company-provided short-term disability, an employee assistance program, and a wellness program. 
Position Overview: 
Under the supervision of Corporate Counsel, the Junior Corporate Counsel will be responsible for a full range of legal issues including researching legal issues, drafting and reviewing business contracts, and other general compliance and legal matters. 
Job Responsibilities: 
  • Review, draft, and negotiate commercial lease agreements, subleases, assignments amendments, and renewals while meeting critical timelines.
  • Review and draft legal memorandum concerning state commercial landlord-tenant law.
  • Assist the Associate and Senior Corporate Counsel manage the current lease portfolio, including assistance in dispute resolution.
  • Counsel branch offices on rights and obligations in lease agreements and handle disputes with landlords. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to update contract templates, terms and conditions as necessary to drive efficiency on behalf of the organization.
  • Prepare, draft, negotiate and finalize routine contracts, including confidentiality agreements, third party vendor agreements, and other agreements.
  • Collaborate with outside counsel to provide timely responses to discovery requests and/or other requests for information or action.
  • Provide support activities, including drafting and conducting legal research in all areas of federal and state law impacting residential mortgage lending and servicing.
  • Assist with various committee/group meetings facilitated by the Legal Department.
Qualifications and Skills: 
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university.
  • Degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice in the State of Ohio.
  • 1-3 years’ experience practicing law with prior litigation experience.
  • Prior experience working with a real estate, mortgage, or commercial leases.
  • Familiarity with federal and state regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of the instructions given and standard accepted practices.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, memorandums, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively gather and present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

Pay Range:

  • $65,00-$70,000
The posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. 
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC offers MORE than a job, we offer a career. Apply now to begin your path to success! careersatccm.com 
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC strives to provide employees with a robust benefit package: https://mycrosscountrybenefits.com/ 
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CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC. (NMLS3029) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, creed, color, orientation, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation. The Company is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture that welcomes diversity and inclusion. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC. is an FHA Approved Lending Institution and is not acting on behalf of or at the direction of HUD/FHA or the Federal government. To verify licensing, please visit www.NMLSConsumerAccess.org.