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Assistant Attorney General – Division of Economic Justice, Real Estate Finance Bureau, NY State Office of the Attorney General

September 12, 2016 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with experience in real estate litigation to serve as an enforcement attorney for the Real Estate Finance Bureau (REF). REF is charged with the enforcement of Article 23-A of the New York General Business Law (the “Martin Act”) and governing regulations that relate to real estate securities, including syndications and cooperative interests in realty such as cooperatives, condominiums, timeshares, homeowner associations, and syndications. REF will also be addressing complaints of civil frauds in real estate such as tenant harassment.

The Assistant Attorney General will represent the State in investigations and litigation to protect tenants and investors in real estate securities. The ideal candidate will be an attorney with excellent analytical, writing and communication skills. The candidate will also have strong organization skills and the ability to handle a diverse, fast paced, and high volume case load comprising investigations and affirmative litigation. In addition to the qualities above, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated ability to jump-start investigations and litigation through identifying issues that lead to either settlement or prosecution of the claims. An understanding of the Martin Act and governing regulations and/or housing or real property litigation is preferred. We are also interested in considering applicants with experience working for/with any of the stakeholders in the real estate industry, including shareholder and tenant advocacy. The ideal candidate will also have between three (3) to seven (7) years of post-admission legal experience including a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigating complaints from New York State residents around Martin Act violations and tenant harassment.
  • Developing facts, drafting complaints or petitions, and litigating cases in various courts under the Martin Act and tenant protection laws.
  • Developing ties with community groups and advocates in order to better understand the issues facing New York residents
  • Coordinating with review attorneys on investigations involving review matters.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

TO APPLY: Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: REF_NYC_AAG_3063; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position. Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment);
  • Resume;
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses;
  • Writing Sample; and
  • Transcript (if less than five years postgraduate)

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

Reference No. REF_NYC_AAG_3063

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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