Investment Management Firm

Counsel, New York Metropolitan Area

Counsel (New York Metropolitan Area): Our client, an investment firm with over $25 billion AUM, is seeking a committed attorney to join their Legal and Compliance team. This new hire will be heavily involved in negotiating contracts and drafting agreements so an M&A attorney is ideal.  The firm is launching new products which is largely why the team needs a new lawyer.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join a stable business’s growing legal team. 


Key Points:

  • Opportunity to join a team that is dynamic, growing, and evolving 
  • General Counsel is someone we’ve known for years and think highly of; he hires bright attorneys and the team is eager to find a candidate they can groom to become a dynamic, well-rounded legal professional


  • Provide legal counsel regarding the full scope of general US and international corporate, governance and regulatory matters; assist with new product launches (formation and structuring of private investment fund, CLO’s, UCITS funds, and mutual funds)
  • Draft/review and negotiate investment management agreements, marketing presentations, and various other agreements (NDAs, vendor and trading agreements, ISDA, PB); create and update offering documents for all sponsored funds
  • Assist the Investment team with legal questions related to investments (corporate actions, restructurings, trustee, and indenture questions); manage special projects as needed
  • Advise on the firm’s compliance manual and help the compliance team with matters as necessary 


  • At least 2+ years of relevant experience working both in-house at a registered investment adviser OR broker-dealer AND at a law firm is advantageous
  • JD and active admission to a state bar are required
  • General corporate and/or transactional experience is a must have; experience with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 are a preferred

Job Reference #1699

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