Commercial Finance Transaction Attorney

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Type: Perm (Contingency)
  • Job #31974
  • Salary: $225,000.00

Compensation: $225,000-$275,000 + bonus
Location: New York, NY

Finance company is looking for an experienced Commercial Finance Transaction Attorney to work on the business side as a member of the deal team. This role will combine both legal and business aspects of the company's commercial finance transactions, with a focus on deal execution. 

Highlights About the Company & Position:

  • Under supervision of Head of Banking, taking ownership of individual credit transactions and assisting them to successful closing. 
  • Participating in initial business discussions and preliminary due diligence, with a view towards front-running any legal issues and determining appropriate transaction structure.
  • Drafting, negotiating and finalizing letters of intent and term sheets.
  • Managing and supervising outside counsel in preparation of transaction documents, including reviewing and negotiating transaction documents.
  • Communicating open issues to internal constituents (credit, operations, legal, compliance) and managing prompt resolution of same.
  • As needed, drafting legal documents for minor amendments, waivers and other one-off agreements.
  • As needed, provide support for special projects relating to finance transactions.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of relevant law-firm experience in sophisticated secured lending transactions. 
  • Experience with warehouse and term credit facilities secured by consumer loans or small business receivables is a plus.
  • Juris Doctor degree from a well-regarded law school and membership in a US state bar.
  • Excellent business judgment and interpersonal skills, to facilitate negotiations with external and internal constituencies.
  • Agile and flexible thinker; ability to be a quick study.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail, maturity, an eye for business, proactivity, and an excellent attitude.
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to take ownership of projects
  • Natural self-starter, with the ability to work efficiently both solo and as part of a team.


Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

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Job ID: 31974