Debt Finance Counsel

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website McGuireWoods

The Chicago office of McGuireWoods seeks a Counsel for the Debt Finance Department.

McGuireWoods has one of the largest finance practices in the United States and is recognized as a preeminent firm in debt finance and general corporate lending.

McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the top 10 U.S. law firms by deal count and dollar volume for representing lenders in debt financings in reputable, benchmarking league tables published by Refinitiv. In 2020, for the 10th consecutive year, the firm ranked among the top 5 in the world by deal count and proceeds for advising lenders in syndicated loans, and through the first half of 2021, ranked No. 3 in deal count and No. 4 in proceeds. In addition, McGuireWoods earned top five rankings for representing lead banks and borrowers in leveraged loans in league tables published by the market intelligence service Debtwire and was named a 2020 “Banking Practice Group of the Year” for advising national banks in multibillion-dollar financings and deals by Law360. These rankings and recognitions demonstrate our commitment to client service and quality counsel, no matter the size or nature of the financing transaction.

The firm represents each of the top 10 U.S. banks ranked by assets and has handled domestic and cross-border commitments exceeding $100 billion in each of the past eight years. We regularly serve as lead counsel to major global financial institutions, lead arrangers, administrative agents, and other borrowers and issuers across the spectrum of credit profiles, including investment grade, leveraged, middle market and troubled credit profiles, and in a full range of structures. We are equally prepared to help regional banks, funds and other lending clients handle middle market, mission-critical deals efficiently and cost-effectively.

Job Requirements:

Qualified candidates will have 6+ years of corporate transactional experience. The position will involve syndicated credit facilities, secured and unsecured senior debt, acquisition financing and ABL finance.  Candidates must have strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and the drive to manage and lead deals and projects to success. Applicants with debt finance or commercial lending experience, business experience in financial transactions or banking will be preferred.

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Please refer to Req# 2197 (CHI) when applying to this role.

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