Associate Attorney – Business & Finance Group

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

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HMB Legal Counsel

Job Title: Associate Attorney – Business & Finance Group
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: 1800 (minimum) client billable hours requirement; ability to service client needs when necessary

JOB SUMMARY/SCOPE:
This attorney will support a group of partners in HMB’s Business and Finance Group, with a particular focus on partners working within the banking and debt finance industry. The practice consists of representing middle market banking institutions, mid to larger sized privately held businesses, and private equity funds. While a majority of the associate’s time will be directed towards debt finance projects and transactions, the associate will also gain experience in equity finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general counsel matters and opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain and organize client documents, schedules and follow up items
Participate in complex transactions
Draft complex agreements
Respond promptly and efficiently to internal and external client requests, seeking guidance from supervising Partners as needed
Proactively build rapport with clients and endeavor to understand each client’s industry
Conduct research; effectively and accurately communicate results and advice
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES RELATING TO DEBT FINANCE:
Represent both lenders and borrowers in complex commercial loan transactions by negotiating transactions from commencement to closing
Manage junior associates, paralegals and other members of the transactional deal team
Draft loan agreements, security agreements and other substantive loan documents
Assist with building a specialty finance practice within the Business and Finance Group
Draft articles and participate in speaking engagements to develop a niche as a thought leader within the debt finance industry
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Juris Doctor degree; licensed to practice law in IL
4+ years of law firm, corporate law and M&A experience
Accounting/Finance background a plus
Strong drafting skills; written work product is effective and concise, demonstrates thoughtful, clear sequencing of ideas; presents ideas and fact patterns persuasively
Excellent organizational skills, detail orientated and proficient in working with charts, checklists, agendas and other project management and organizational tools.

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to: Applications@hmblaw.com

HMB Legal Counsel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the Human Resources Department.

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