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Transactional Associate – Community Development, Real Estate, & Commercial Finance

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Kutak Rock LLP, a recognized leader in Community Development and Tax Credit financing, seeks an associate attorney to join its national community development and tax incentivized financing practice. The ideal candidate will have an interest in high-level business transactions, complex real estate matters, and commercial finance, as well as an eagerness to assist lender, investor, and developer clients in community revitalization efforts that utilize a variety of federal and state incentives. Transaction funding sources include various tax credits (new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and state tax credits), opportunity zone financing, and community development lending.

The position may be located at any of the Firm’s offices. Prior experience with tax credit financings generally would be helpful, but is not required, and the Firm is also accepting applications from recent law school and LL.M. (Taxation) graduates. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in transactional law and a willingness to learn tax issues relating to complex tax-incentivized financings. Strong writing skills, creative problem-solving capabilities, and the ability to work successfully in a team environment are preferred. The candidate must be proactive and will be expected to work with lawyers located in multiple Kutak Rock offices and major clients throughout the country.

Responsibilities include: conducting transactional-related due diligence to support deal closings; drafting closing documentation and agreements for tax credit transactions, including legal opinions, real estate documents, and partnership and limited liability company operating agreements; preparing financing documents; assisting attorneys and clients with compliance and asset management matters; and advising clients on transaction structuring and combining multiple incentives. Candidates should have strong academic credentials and possess excellent research, writing, analytical and communication skills.

Benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Paid Holidays and Vacation. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

Kutak Rock requires all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to a reasonable accommodation for a bona fide medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief if accommodation does not cause Kutak Rock an undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others in the workplace and/or to the candidate who requested the accommodation.

Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category. The firm will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants requiring accommodation in the job application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 402-346-6000 or by emailing

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