Chapman and Cutler LLP is seeking to hire an Associate to join our structured finance practice in the San Francisco office. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience in securitization, asset based lending, unitranche, sponsor finance, project finance or other finance transactional work at a large or mid-size law firm, in-house law department or governmental agency. We are also willing to train candidates with a background in corporate, securities, lending or more general finance related work.
Examples of relevant types of desired experience include the following:
Drafting, negotiating and/or reviewing credit agreements and other documents in connection with various types of credit facilities backed by pools of receivables or other financial assets
Drafting offering and transaction documents for term securitizations involving consumer loans, corporate loans, equipment finance, real estate, marketplace loans or other asset classes
Experience with fintech clients, especially development and implementation of compliance programs, advising on regulatory matters, strategic transactions, product and platform design and development, mergers and acquisitions of both equity and nonequity assets, capital markets and credit financing transactions
Experience working on tax advantaged financial or renewable energy products and investment vehicles
Drafting transactional documents for secured loans and asset purchases and sales
Understanding of federal securities laws and regulatory matters, including compliance with provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act and other financial crisis regulatory initiatives (e.g. ’33 Act, ’34 Act, Volcker Rule, Risk Retention Rules, ’40 Act)
Familiarity with opinion practice, including reviewing and drafting legal opinions
Familiarity with bankruptcy law as it pertains to securitization and commercial lending
Organized and adept at closing a transaction
Candidates must be admitted to and a member in good standing of the California bar.
The candidate should also possess impressive academic credentials; the ability to simultaneously negotiate and efficiently handle multiple projects; strong interpersonal, analytical, oral communication and writing skills as well as superior negotiating skills; and an understanding of business, industry and market issues.
Chapman and Cutler LLP has established COVID-19 workplace guidelines, including a requirement that all personnel be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to work in or visit Chapman and Cutler LLP offices or attend events sponsored by Chapman and Cutler LLP at other locations. Chapman and Cutler LLP will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents compliance with this vaccination requirement.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume. All applicants will be considered; however, the hiring decision will be made based on qualifications for the position.
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