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MUFG Union Bank Commercial Real Estate Credit Attorney in Los Angeles, California


Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020). In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

Job Summary

MUFG Union Bank, N.A. seeks an experienced transactional commercial credit attorney with a minimum of 8 years’ experience to join MUFG Americas Legal Department’s Commercial Lending team. This position requires strong background and experience in commercial middle market and mid-corporate real estate secured lending transactions. Background and substantive experience in the following areas is required: secured and unsecured bilateral credit facilities, syndicated credit facilities (as both lead lender and participant lender), including letters of credit and swaps. Experience with other commercial secured and unsecured lending transactions and California state court collection, bankruptcy and workout matters is a plus. The location for the position is Los Angeles.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Independently providing legal advice, drafting and documentation support for real estate secured credit facilities

  • Independently providing legal advice and support for structuring real estate loan transactions and working with the Bank’s Real Estate Industries teams

  • Advising and assisting business units in developing and structuring new products and business initiatives

  • Providing legal advice and documentation support on workout and collection-related matters

  • Evaluating, selecting, overseeing, and managing outside counsel, including fee arrangements and budgets

  • Consulting and collaborating with other in-house attorneys at the Ban

  • Partnering with Compliance, Risk, and other units to manage risk

  • Advising on, participating in, and assisting with the implementation of projects, new business and any other initiatives as assigned.



  • Member of the California State Bar with a minimum of eight years of relevant experience as an in-house attorney with a bank or financial institution or other experience with a law firm providing advice to banks or other financial institutions

  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals of the three lines of defense approach to managing risk

  • Team player with a strong work ethic, and a desire to learn and expand skills and responsibilities over time

  • Creative and strategic thinker with the ability to influence, interact with and advise senior executives, build trusted relationships with clients and colleagues, deal constructively with conflict, issue advice and guidance with confidence and diplomacy

  • Ability to deliver difficult messages with tact and sensitivity

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong risk analysis skills and judgment

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; and

  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment involving multiple simultaneous issues and transactions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified .

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job: Legal

Primary Location: CALIFORNIA-Los Angeles

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10041476-WD