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Associate Attorney
Ref No.: 18-03687
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 120,000.00 - 140,000.00 /Year
Our client is looking for a junior attorney to join its team. This person will report to a Senior Managing Director in the Legal Group and will work on a wide variety of matters, with a focus on private funds, CLOs, asset-backed securities and separately managed accounts. In addition to strong negotiating, contract interpretation and other core legal skills, the ideal candidate will have a financial background and an interest in the structuring, launching and maintenance of private investment vehicles.
This position presents an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on challenging legal matters while being involved in a growing and entrepreneurial business. The position is in the firm's New York office.
Specific Responsibilities Include
  • Identify, analyze, and communicate key issues to evaluate potential investments and onboard new clients
  • Structure, negotiate and close transactions, including new private fund launches, debt financings, joint ventures, and separately managed account agreements
  • Conduct operational, financial and legal due diligence
Skills & Experience Required
  • 2-4 years' experience
  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school
  • NY Bar preferred
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and critically analyze various issues associated with sophisticated investment arrangements and transactions
  • Must be able to operate in a stressful, deadline driven environment with ability to prioritize issues appropriately
  • The ideal candidate must be hard working, practical and possess sound judgment and self-confidence and be willing to find a practical solution to business and legal questions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills