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Finance Associate

Join an innovative team of top commercial finance attorneys working at the intersection of law and finance, providing counsel and advice while changing the way legal services are delivered to financial institutions, corporations and a variety of lenders and borrowers. Briggs and Morgan, P.A. is seeking a self-motivated and team-oriented attorney with 3-5 years of experience representing lenders and borrowers in sophisticated commercial finance transactions, including secured and unsecured financings, middle market deals, asset based lending, mezzanine finance, mortgage warehouse lending, real estate and construction loan financing, private equity transactions, and M&A finance. Effective January 1, 2020, Briggs and Morgan P.A. will merge with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Drafting primary and ancillary documents, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial finance loan documentation (including credit agreements, security agreements, note purchase agreements, subordination agreements, guarantees, intercreditor agreements, and other ancillary corporate documentation) and delivering such documents in an efficient manner
  • Reviewing draft documents and comments from opposing counsel
  • Serving as primary point person for opposing counsel on ancillary matters and overall transaction status
  • Creating and managing closing checklists, monitoring deal progress, and updating deal team and clients on status and deadlines
  • Coordinating closings and reviewing closing books
  • Participating in business development events; initiating client contact for non-work events
  • Identifying and analyzing legal issues and raising relevant issues to attorneys and clients while providing guidance, advice and counsel
  • Preparing and maintaining transaction checklists
  • Creating and updating forms and template documents
  • Communicating with attorneys, staff and clients on transaction status, documentation needs, legal issues and more
  • Explaining legal options to clients and bringing possible outcomes or issues to their attention
  • Responding effectively to questions and requests of clients and attorneys
  • Building relationships with clients, attorneys and staff based on trust
  • Executing and developing strategies to resolve matters favorably, efficiently and cost-effectively for clients
  • Performing other duties to ensure that clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions

The Qualified Candidate has:

  • Commercial finance and/or commercial real estate finance legal experience
  • Up-to-date understanding of legal issues affecting commercial lenders and borrowers
  • Significant experience drafting, analyzing and negotiating complex documents
  • Knowledge of finance law issues including the UCC

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state
  • Minimum of three years’ experience practicing law
  • Excellent contract drafting skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple, unrelated projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Sound judgment, including the ability to identify and escalate issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

We Offer:

  • Innovative work environment that supports professional development
  • Autonomous file management in collaboration with colleagues
  • Professional relationships with local and national clients
  • Competitive compensation

To apply for this position, please click HERE to fill out our online application.

 If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Mackenzie Dalton (mdalton@briggs.com).

                                                                                                                                

SECURITIES ASSOCIATES

Briggs and Morgan, P.A. is seeking attorneys with 2-5 years of securities and business transactional experience to join the Business Law Section as associates. 

Briggs has a robust securities and M&A practice, and we represent large public and private corporations and upper middle market businesses in a number of industries, including health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical device, technology, private equity firms, banking, entertainment, and professional sports teams.

Ideal candidates will have strong experience in federal securities law and working on M&A transactions. Finance and/or accounting background is a plus.

Other Areas of Experience Preferred Include:

  • Representing issuers in securities transactions, federal securities regulatory compliance, and corporate governance matters;
  • Handling various aspects of M&A transactions, including conducting due diligence, drafting purchase agreements and ancillary documents, and working with deal team members in other departments; and,
  • Researching issues related to securities laws and M&A matters.

Job Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota
  • Minimum of two to five years of relevant securities experience
  • Experience with ‘34 Act required; experience with ‘33 Act preferred; experience with ‘40 Act and private offerings is a plus
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Sound judgment, including the ability to identify and escalate issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines

What We Offer:

  • Innovative work environment that supports professional development
  • Professional relationships with local, regional, and national clients
  • A collegial and collaborative work environment
  • Recently renovated law firm offices
  • Competitive compensation and benefits

  

To apply for this position, please click HERE to fill out our online application.

If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Mackenzie Dalton (mdalton@briggs.com)