Mid-level Bank Finance Associate Attorney
JOB REFERENCE NUMBER OT29169475
New York - New York City
New York City office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level bank finance associate attorney with 3-6 years of experience managing and negotiating bank finance transactions. The candidate will be working alongside leading practitioners, supporting multi-disciplinary teams composed of colleagues from within the group and across the firms M&A, Capital Markets and Project Finance groups. Will be expected to take a lead on many of the day-to-day communication tasks involved in ensuring that deals are running smoothly and will have a high degree of contact with clients, opposing counsel and other partiers. Core responsibilities will also include vital contractual work, such as reviewing initial drafts of commitment letters and loan documents, preparing succinct issues lists and preparing revised drafts reflecting client comments. Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commitment letters and term sheets as well as primary loan and security documentation and ancillary deliverables Preparation and review of issues lists and summary grids. Conducting research, or drafting of memoranda (search for judicature, commentaries to specific legal issues). Managing deal teams and processes from initial discussions through closing and post-closing matters. Managing and conducting due diligence. Primary point of contact for clients, opposing counsel and other transactional legal teams. Assisting clients with ongoing deal administration including joinders, amendments, interpretive questions, collateral matters. Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day provision of legal services to leading international and domestic corporate clients. Attending and presenting education seminars. Mentoring and training of junior team-members and attendance at, and participation in, continuing education classes and client development initiatives. Must preferably have leveraged finance experience (either borrower or lender side). Must have interest in domestic and cross-border financing transactions. Should be admitted to the Bar and in good standing. A highly respected New York firm that has grown into an international juggernaut, this AmLaw firm boasts 44 offices spread across 30 countries. The firm is renowned for its strengths in the areas of global M&A, finance, antitrust, arbitration, financial restructuring, cross-border transactions, and insolvency. But despite the firm?s top-drawer status, there?s little stodginess here ? the firm was ranked first in diversity by American Lawyer in 2017 and 2018 and, by Law360, as the top law firm for people of color. While the firm?s attorneys are expected to work hard, it is sure to be top quality, complex work that will help you take your career to the next level.Additional Skills: The candidate should have strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker. Commercial and business awareness is essential. Outstanding communication and negotiation skills are essential. Must have strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects. Excellent drafting skills are essential. Must be driven by professional growth. Strong professional presence is essential.