Investment Manager

Legal Counsel - Transactional, New York, NY

Legal Counsel – Transactional (New York, NY): Our client, an established investment manager with over $18 billion in assets is eager to bring on an experienced attorney to join their lean Transactional team.  The candidate of choice will provide support to the Principal, Legal Counsel who manages the team in NYC. This self-starter will also be supporting the firm’s front office and other business groups.


Key Points:

  • Firm is extremely stable with very low turnover
  • Company fosters the internal promotion of their employees
  • This opening is due to their continued growth 
  • Position offers exposure to all types of investments/transactions 


  • Review and negotiate various transaction-related documentation across distressed/special situations, structured credit, PE-style and real estate investments; review and negotiate confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, letters of intent and term sheet
  • Counsel on facility agreements, and inter-creditor, subordination and security issues relating to lending; advise on trading related questions (LSTA trade terms, “big-boy language” and restriction issues)
  • Close multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions, collaborating with our advisors to structure and acquire real estate assets, equity in real estate investing companies and debt backed by real estate
  • Advise on structured products transactions (RMBS, CMBS and CLOs); review restructuring plans and disclosure statements 
  • Advise on litigation strategy and consult with Legal Corporate Team regarding proper insurance coverage, when necessary; advise on Sale and Purchase Agreements and manage the portfolio acquisition process


  • 7 – 10 years of relevant experience as a practicing attorney from a top tier law firm and in-house experience is preferred; must be comfortable managing complex debt and equity transactions
  • General finance experience and strong working knowledge of credit and distressed investments; familiarity dealing with issues arising in other jurisdictions and managing legal counsel
  • Strong transaction management and drafting and negotiation skills; ability to take on new responsibilities and take initiative
  • Comfortable working in a team oriented and deadline-driven environment; strong organizational and time management skills

Job Reference #1445

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