Job Description

Who we are

Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing (SMS) is one of America’s top-five non-bank mortgage-servicing companies. What is mortgage servicing? Our clients are businesses that own mortgage loans (such as banks and real estate investment firms). On their behalf, we manage (or "service") their loan portfolios, which means that we collect homeowners’ mortgage payments, pay their tax and insurance bills, and help homeowners in default to get current.

Primary Function

The Corporate Counsel is responsible for assisting in managing transactional matters by reviewing servicing agreements, loan sales and vendor contracts as well as providing research, opinions or advice and other legal assistance. This individual, under the direction of the General Counsel, will provide counsel to management within the company and act as a liaison with various business units.  

Principal Duties

List of required duties below. Distinguish on-site duties with a *.

  • Reviews non-disclosure agreements, RMBS, loan sale, capital markets, subservicing agreements, and other transactional documents -- ensuring that key business concerns and issues are identified for legal or business review.
  • Provides legal support and guidance on various transactional, corporate, employment and compliance matters in support of the company.
  • Systematically conveys portfolio level servicing standards, representations, and contractual requirements to the various business functions. 
  • Help develop system to distill and refine servicing agreement components.
  • Assists in legal issues analysis, research and opinion memoranda as assigned.
  • Reviews and modifies business policies and procedures and provide training when needed.
  • Provide support as a general resource for various business units.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by management.

*These essential functions are fundamental to the role, and must be performed on-site, as they cannot physically be performed remotely. In addition, the Company has determined that an in-person presence is important to critical components of our work, including oversight, training, collaboration, and productivity. Items not marked (*) as essential on-site, may still require partial on-site work to perform the role satisfactorily.

Education and Experience Requirements  

  • Juris doctor degree.
  • Active Member of a State Bar.
  • 5+ years’ experience of relevant legal experience.
  • Prior mortgage industry experience, in-house experience a plus.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements  

  • Knowledge of mortgage servicing, and a variety of financial services related law.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is a must.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and establish goals.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-past environment.
  • Proficiency with general Microsoft Office applications.


While this description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position’s requirements, it in no way implies/states that these are the only job responsibilities. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and request other duties, as necessary.

By applying to this position candidate acknowledges that this is not a remote role and is required to be on-site.

Company Perks:
*     15 Paid Time Off (PTO) days and 18 after 1st anniversary!
*     9 Paid Holidays
*     Employee Engagement Activities

 Company Benefits:
*     Medical (including Health Savings Account & Flexible Savings Account)
*     Dental - RX - Vision - Life, Disability Insurance - 401(k) Plan with company match! - Employee Assistance Plan 

*     Performance-based Incentives
*     Pet Insurance

*     Advancement Opportunities

Newrez NOW:

*     Our Corporate Social Responsibility program, Newrez NOW, empowers employees to become leaders in their communities through a robust program that includes volunteering, philanthropy, nonprofit grants, and more
*     1 Volunteer Time Off (VTO) day, company-paid volunteer day where all eligible employees may participate in a volunteer event with a nonprofit of their choice
*     Employee Matching Gifts Program: We will match monetary employee donations to eligible non-profit organizations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000 per employee

*     Newrez Grants Program: Newrez hosts a giving portal where we provide employees an abundance of resources to search for an opportunity to donate their time or monetary contributions

Equal Employment Opportunity 
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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