The following are a selection of our current opportunities. For more information and a complete list of searches we are conducting, please contact us to speak directly with a recruiter.
Global Investment Manager Seeks Associate Counsel
New York City
A global investment manager with an excess of $60B AUM headquartered in NYC is looking for an Associate Counsel. The company specializes in liquid real assets investments including real estate securities, listed infrastructure, commodities and natural resource equities, as well as preferred securities and other income solutions. The Associate Counsel will work with the Associate General Counsel and other staff to provide legal support for all NY-based registered funds, sub-advisory relationships and other retail products; will work closely with senior management, fund administration & the compliance team, and will handle regulatory issues and general legal matters. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in mutual funds, broker/dealers, compliance, legal issues relating to asset management, negotiating and drafting contracts, and detailed knowledge of securities laws applicable to registered investment advisers, including the Investment Adviser’s Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. The position reports to the Senior Fund Attorney. Hours are generally 8:30-6/6:30. The culture is collegial and professional. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
New York, Chicago, Atlanta or Scottsdale
One of the largest privately-held insurance groups in the U.S. focused mainly in the property and casualty space seeks a General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to oversee all legal and compliance matters and staff. Approximately half the time will be spent as the strategic legal manager for all of the general corporate, governance, compliance and insurance legal issues, though deep expertise in insurance law is neither required nor desired given the legal team already in place. The other half of the time will be dedicated to launching, building out and managing a private equity fund, including involvement with actual investments. The candidate must be highly enthusiastic, passionate, entrepreneurial, and motivated, and possess a strong desire to build. The candidate must have at least eight years’ experience in general corporate legal practice and must have post law firm experience with a: private equity firm; investment advisor; venture capital firm; hedge fund; or banking or other financial institution. This company will only consider candidates with a JD from one of these top tier law schools: Columbia; Cornell; Duke; Georgetown; Harvard; New York University; University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania; University of Virginia, Stanford; Yale. Others will not be considered. The compensation will be highly competitive and the lifestyle will be quite reasonable. The position ideally sits in New York, but could sit in Chicago, Atlanta, or Scottsdale. Interested candidates should contact Megan Gordon at email@example.com.
Multiple Opportunities at Premier Hedge Fund:
New York City
Executive Compensation Attorney
Our client, a top hedge fund seeks to hire a stellar executive compensation attorney with 3+ years of experience to counsel the firm on a broad variety of executive compensation and employment matters. Responsibilities include analyzing, drafting, and negotiating compensation, profits interest agreements and firm-wide compensation plans, as well as advising on laws and regulations regarding employment, compensation and related matters. Ideal experience is private portfolio management compensation expertise with meaningful experience drafting complex executive compensation agreements for investment management firms or financial services businesses. Exposure to deferred compensation tax code (Section 409A) provisions is critical. Advisory or counseling employee relations experience is a plus. Candidates with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills, entrepreneurial business acumen and outstanding judgment will thrive in this collaborative, intellectual environment. The prestige of current firm, schools and test scores matters. This is an amazing opportunity to join a highly successful, dynamic fund and become the “go to” executive compensation attorney. Compensation is highly competitive and hours are much better than BigLaw. If interested, please contact Megan Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Transactional/Renewable Energy Attorney
Our client, a highly regarded fund seeks a stellar attorney with 4+ years of experience to counsel its prestigious private equity group regarding its renewable energy business investments. Compensation is competitive and hours are much better than BigLaw. Responsibilities will include drafting, negotiating, and analyzing real estate, development, supply, power purchase, interconnection, construction, and other agreements for early-, mid-, and late-stage development wind and solar projects. Particular focus will be on early stage strategic investment and logistics of renewable energy projects. The attorney will also negotiate and review project permits, and advise on general corporate, financing, and transactional matters relating to the fund’s growing portfolio of wind and solar projects across the United States. Ideal candidate will have experience bringing a renewable energy project from early-stage development to the start of construction. Related project finance or M&A experience is a plus. Candidate must have excellent analytical, organizational, drafting, and communication skills, entrepreneurial business acumen, outstanding judgment, and a demonstrable ability to work both independently and as part of a team in supporting a highly dynamic renewable energy business. Only top schools, law firm or related in-house experience will be considered. This is an amazing opportunity for an exceptionally creative and analytical lawyer to join a dynamic fund at the forefront of the renewable energy field. If interested, please contact Megan Gordon at email@example.com.
Institutional Funds Attorney
Our client, a highly prestigious US hedge fund with an outstanding reputation, seeks a very seasoned, extremely well-credentialed asset management attorney with a minimum of 5+ years’ relevant experience to join its midtown office. The successful candidate will be heavily involved in the Fund’s fast growing institutional asset management business. Core responsibilities include extensive interaction with the Fund’s institutional investors – e.g. pension funds, endowment funds, state governments, etc. – in developing new investment products, drafting and reviewing offering documents and investment management agreements, and negotiating with prospective clients and investors. The ideal candidate has solid experience representing institutional investors in separately managed accounts and a true understanding of the applicable laws and regulations, including the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, and ERISA. If interested, please contact Susan Kurz Snyder c/o Stephanie Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our client, a renowned buy side investment management company, seeks a superstar attorney to work closely with the firm's compliance professionals and Chief Compliance Officer. Responsibilities will include advising the firm's business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements and general sales & trading advisory work. The position is a legal role within the firm's Compliance Group. Candidates must have 2+ years of relevant experience at an asset management firm, investment adviser, hedge fund manager, and/or top law firm, including some exposure to sales and trading issues. Applicants MUST have excellent academics, top credentials and experience at a leading law firm. Knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and/or the Commodities Exchange Act is a strong plus. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a collegial, sophisticated, fast paced and innovative environment that values creativity, thoughtful problem-solving, and attention to detail. Hours are significantly more predictable than BigLaw. If interested, please contact Susan Kurz Snyder c/o Stephanie Forrest at email@example.com
NY Bond Rating Agency Seeks CMBS Attorney
New York City
Director/Senior Director, CMBS
Midtown bond rating agency seeks an attorney with 3+ years of experience to serve as in-house counsel in its busy and growing CMBS group to work on CRE securitization deals. The focus will include conduits, single-asset/single-borrowers, and CRE CLOs with opportunities to assist with other structured finance products. The CMBS legal team works with other ratings analysts by evaluating potential credit risks in transaction and loan structures. You will work within the real estate finance team on the preparation of presale reports and evaluation of transactions, including assessing potential credit risks by reviewing offering documents, loan documents, and asset summaries. Responsibilities include: drafting legal riders for asset investment memoranda; preparing transaction overviews for publication in presale reports; reviewing securitization-related documents including representations and warranties and exceptions, intercreditors, and co-lenders; opining on whether such documents are consistent with current market standards; contributing to research projects, which include preparing short articles for potential publication, and conducting brief training sessions for the broader analytical group; and assisting the surveillance group with Rating Agency Confirmation (RAC) requests. Hours are typically 9AM-7PM. Compensation is competitive, and the title will be Director or Senior Director depending on years of experience. The bonuses are discretionary, based on company, team and individual performance. This is a rare opportunity to join a dynamic, yet balanced in-house legal team reporting to an outstanding manager. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner Opportunity at Top Firm
New York City
New York based law firm with an outstanding national Real Estate department seeks partner to take a major role in the practice. Firm represents clients across all disciplines of Real Estate. Strong legal and client relationship skills are a must. If interested, please contact Jon Truster at email@example.com.
Top Tier Law Firms
New York City
Major domestic and international firms are looking for well-credentialed junior and mid-level associates with experience in capital markets, M&A/private equity, asset management, litigation, broker-dealer and intellectual property. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Financial Institution
New York City
Chief Compliance and Senior Compliance Officer positions are available. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at email@example.com.