Counsel - Debt Capital Markets

New York Permanent $185,000 - $225,000
  • Role will focus on debt capital markets matters and investment grade bonds
  • Banking client with room for growth

About Our Client

Financial services client.

Job Description

  • Advising Debt Capital Markets bankers on legal and documentation matters related to investment grade bonds, preferred shares, liability management transactions, medium term notes and commercial paper; reviewing all of the related documentation and negotiating the documentation
  • Acting as a transaction execution lawyer for all investment grade bond offerings, including start to finish coordination with, DCM, Banking Coverage, Syndicate, Fixed Income New Issue Diligence Committee (FINIDC), Transaction Review Committee (TRC) and outside legal counsel
  • Assisting DCM banking team on the structuring of transactions (including assisting on pitches to clients), and researching, reviewing and discussing various questions, both general and specific, posed by the banking team
  • Drafting, negotiating, preparing and reviewing documentation on a variety of transactions in these business areas, such as purchase agreements, offering documents, comfort letters, legal opinions, indentures, registration rights agreements and related documents
  • Closely managing external counsel to efficiently, and cost-effectively, manage the execution of a large volume of DCM transactions

The Successful Applicant

  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar
  • 2-4 years of experience working at a top tier law firm, with significant legal and documentation experience in debt capital markets origination and transaction execution
  • Broad knowledge of various fixed income asset classes, including investment grade bonds, high yield bonds, asset-backed bonds, covered bonds, preferred shares, private placements of notes, liability management transactions, medium term notes, commercial paper, loans and municipal bonds
  • Knowledge and understanding of '33/'34 Acts
  • Team player
  • Availability to start in January at the latest

What's on Offer

  • Competitive base salary
  • Excellent bonus
  • Benefits
  • Growth opportunities
  • Flexible start date (January)
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