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Public Finance Associate

Office: Kutak Rock LLP

Location: Denver, CO

Deadline: 05/24/21

Kutak Rock LLP's Denver office is seeking a Public Finance Associate Attorney with 1-5 years of public finance and/or corporate securitization experience. Experience working with state and local governments, underwriters and banks in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financings is helpful. In the absence of public finance or corporate securitization experience, the successful candidate should have general corporate and/or real estate transactional experience.  

This position will work with partners, associates and clients in a very busy national public finance/securitization practice, involving a wide range of types of transactions and projects throughout the country, including:

  • Research of federal and state law, including the Internal Revenue Code, the federal securities laws and local bond law 
  • Preparation of transaction documents, including indentures, loan agreements and closing documents 
  • Preparation of underwriting documents, including offering documents, purchase agreements and disclosure certificates 
  • Interacting with and communicating with client representatives and negotiating with opposing counsel

Candidates must have: 

  • Excellent academic credentials 
  • Strong analytical skills and organizational skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. The drive to help shape and expand a growing practice 
  • The ability and confidence to work independently and demonstrate flexibility and desire to work in a diverse, fast-paced practice

Applicants can apply via our website: https://www.kutakrock.com/careers


Transactional Associate

Office: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Location: Minneapolis and Salt Lake City Office

Deadline: 05/24/21

Dorsey is seeking an attorney with zero to three years of experience to join the Public Finance practice group in our Minneapolis or Salt Lake City office. This attorney will join a group of 18 Public Finance attorneys spread across four Dorsey offices (Des Moines and Missoula as well as Minneapolis and Salt Lake) who help state and municipal entities, banks, underwriters and nonprofits complete complex, sophisticated transactions as well as more traditional infrastructure finance work. Our clients seek our legal advice to build schools, parks, community centers, theaters, streets, hospitals and nursing homes, multi-family housing, jails, wastewater and solid waste facilities, stadiums, utilities and many other facilities as well as to finance single-family mortgage loans and student loans. 

Are you interested in starting or continuing your career as a transactional attorney, working on projects that make a difference in your local community? Do you want to become an expert in an interesting area of transactional law incorporating state and federal tax, securities, nonprofit and municipal law, with close mentoring and training by partners who are nationally recognized in their field? If so, we strongly encourage you to apply for this role. 
 
The following qualifications are required:

  • A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the ability to be admitted to the Minnesota bar or Utah bar (based on the location of interest)
  • Interest or experience in a transactional practice
  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical and writing skills
  • Strong academic performance

Minnesota bar admission preferred for Minneapolis candidates. Utah bar admission preferred for Salt Lake City candidates. 

Candidates with experience in another area of law who are interested in learning public finance law are encouraged to apply.  A background in finance is not required.

How to Apply: Dorsey accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5149.


Public Finance Associate

Office: Pacifica Law Group LLP

Location: Seattle, WA

Deadline: 05/24/21

We are looking for a motivated associate attorney to join our busy and growing public finance practice in Seattle, Washington. 

Pacifica's public finance practice consciously takes a team-based approach to client management and to each transaction. The successful candidate will be part of a group serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and disclosure counsel for a wide range of transactions, including governmental, multifamily and 501(c)(3) financings. This position provides opportunities for satisfying client contact and work on complex, interesting transactions that are influencing and shaping the Pacific Northwest.  

Requirements

We are looking for an associate with one to three years of experience in public finance, municipal law or representing municipal agencies, but will also consider candidates with experience in a relevant transactional practice such as securities, corporate finance, real estate or tax law. Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters and have top academic credentials. Superior written and oral communication skills, exceptional judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills are also critical. Candidates must be admitted to practice, and ideally bar certified in the State of Washington.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/469251/Pacifica-Law-Group-LLP/Public-Finance-Associate


Finance Paralegal 

Office: Ballard Spahr LLP

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: 04/24/21

Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a paralegal to support our nationally-recognized public finance lawyers who represent state and local governments and authorities, nonprofit organizations, investment banks, and banking institutions in virtually every type of municipal bond transaction. The successful candidate will be located in our Philadelphia PA office and will undertake a range of tasks and responsibilities that include: preparation of documentation for closings including, organizing proofreading and assembling documents; conducting due-diligence; drafting bond documents, disclosure documents, closing certificates and opinions; coordinating closing logistics; preparing and filing of UCC Financing Statements; researching industry databases and applicable law.

We are seeking someone who is energetic, detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and understands the cycle of a transaction. Candidates considered will be proactive self-starters with demonstrated experience maintaining high quality work products in a fast-paced environment and within time constraints. Successful candidates will have proven track record in preparing project schedules and monitoring deadlines and deliverables from various project parties.

Ballard Spahr offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a generous paid time off program. For immediate consideration, please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/BallardSpahr/Careers for the full description and apply online. 


Fellowship Host

Office: Oakland City Attorney’s Office

Location: Oakland, California

Deadline: 4/21/21

The Oakland City Attorney's Office is accepting applications for third-year law students and lawyers completing judicial clerkships or other fellowships who are able to secure funding (e.g., through their law school or a foundation) to work with its Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit and/or its Neighborhood Law Corps (“NLC”) starting in 2021. The City cannot provide independent funding to fellows, but will host and rely on fellows as full members of the team. Apply here.


Attorney

Firm: Longino Public Finance LLC

Location: Denver, CO

Deadline: It will remain open until the position is filled. 

Longino Public Finance is a boutique public finance law firm based in exciting downtown Denver, Colorado. LPF seeks to hire an attorney with at least two years of experience to join a growing practice. LPF represents a variety of institutional clients nationwide in varied and unique transactions, including tax-exempt financings, refinancings and troubled credit workouts and restructurings.  

Qualified candidates will have a strong public finance or lending background with excellent academics and writing ability, experience working on complex, multi-party transactions and an interest in public finance. Candidates with bankruptcy experience are also welcome to apply.  

This position provides the opportunity to assist on every facet of every deal from beginning to end. While mentoring and collaboration are integral to a successful work environment, LPF does not wish to micromanage its lawyers and prefers to bring on a smart, kind and humble individual with uncompromising ethics and a focus on client service who gets excited about complex transactions and wants to be given an opportunity to flourish from a flexible platform. Compensation is expected to be competitive with larger firms in Denver, and the firm's compensation incentivizes attorneys with portable business.

Full time or part-time options are available for the right candidate. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to office@longino.com. LPF will hire carefully as the firm wants its lawyers to be with the firm for a long time.


Public Finance Associate

Firm: Ballard Spahr LLP

Location: Nationwide

Deadline: It will remain open until the position is filled. 

Our industry-leading public finance practice seeks to hire an associate with 2-5 years of experience to join any of our 15 offices nationwide (with a particular interest in candidates interested in our Baltimore, Philadelphia, Denver or Phoenix offices). We represent a wide variety of institutional clients nationwide, including banks, real estate lenders, underwriters, major non-profits and developers, as well as state and local governmental issuers. Qualified candidates will have strong transaction background with excellent writing ability, experience working on complex, multi-party transactions, and an interest in public finance. Experience with public finance transactions and securities laws is a plus. General real estate or corporate law practitioners will also be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth in a collegial environment of a national law firm. Active bar in the location for which you wish to be considered is preferred.
 
Ballard Spahr LLP is a 650 lawyer firm with fifteen offices across the U.S. and is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping. Typing ability for the use of a personal computer.
  • The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
     

This job description describes the general content and requirements for the position. It is not an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements of the job; they may change from time to time and are dictated by the needs of the firm and the managers to whom the employee will report. Employment is at will. Ballard Spahr may change the functions and responsibilities of the position at any time, and it may reassign the employee to another department in its sole discretion.

Apply Here: https://selfapply.ballardspahr.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=1&FilterJobCategoryID=4&FilterJobID=526


Paralegal - Public Finance 

Firm: Ballard Spahr LLP

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: It will remain open until the position is filled. 

Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a paralegal in our Philadelphia office to support our nationally-recognized finance lawyers who represent commercial lenders in virtually every type of commercial financing transaction. The successful candidate will undertake a range of tasks and responsibilities that include:  preparation of documentation for closings including, organizing, proofreading and assembling documents; conducting due-diligence; drafting loan documents, closing certificates and opinions; coordinating closing logistics; preparing and filing of UCC Financing Statements; researching industry databases, publicly-available information from local governments and other sources, and applicable law.

This position requires someone who is energetic, detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and understands the cycle of a transaction. Candidates considered will be proactive self-starters with demonstrated experience maintaining high quality work products in a fast-paced environment and within time constraints. Strong writing and proofreading skills, oral communication skills, research, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential to be successful in this position.

Minimum requirements include prior experience as a paralegal in commercial lending transactions, public finance, and UCC Article 9; demonstrated written and oral communication skills, intermediate level of technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (including Excel) and document management systems. Must be able to work overtime, as needed. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Ballard Spahr offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a generous paid time off program. For immediate consideration, please visit https://ballardspahr.silkroad.com/epostings/ and apply online.