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Paralegal - Public Finance 

Firm: Ballard Spahr LLP

Location: Baltimore, MD

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.


Bond Attorney

Firm: Knutson, Flynn & Deans, P.A.

Location: Mendota Heights, MN

Expires: 1/15/2020

Knutson, Flynn & Deans, P.A. is seeking to hire an experienced bond lawyer to join our team. Experience acting as bond counsel for local governments and school districts is preferred. Our firm is recognized as a leading bond counsel for school district bond issues, refunding issues, certificates of participation issues, lease-purchase financings, and tax and aid anticipation borrowings. We have worked on hundreds of bond and levy elections and related financings. The firm also has a large Minnesota school law practice which is often affected by finance related matters.  We have represented the Minnesota School Boards Association for over 50 years and have excellent relationships with Minnesota School Districts. We would expect the applicant to be eligible for admission to the Minnesota bar. We provide competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to:

Thomas Deans
Knutson, Flynn & Deans, PA
1155 Centre Pointe Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

tdeans@kfdmn.com
(651) 225-0616

pmartin@kfdmn.com 
(651) 222-0625


Assistant General Counsel

Agency Division: Office of General Counsel

Location: Washington, DC

Expires: 12/15/2020

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) supports the dynamic environment of the Agency and its mission by creatively solving legal problems, facilitating transactions, and providing advice and counsel to foster sound decision-making. In serving the Agency’s interests, the OGC pursues excellence in the quality of client service and maintains the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity.

The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for providing legal counsel and support services in a range of general and specialized areas that affect the policies and programs of the Agency. The legal aspects of the Agency’s operations and business decisions include; tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions, other types of multifamily and single family loans and neighborhood investments, contracts, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

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Apply here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/346246


Finance Paralegal

Firm: Ballard Spahr LLP

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Expires: 11/13/2020

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, 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 is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

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.


Associate General Counsel

Company: The Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Location: Washington, DC

Expires: 10/20/2020

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) whose mission is to enhance the fiscal and financial stability, accountability and integrity of the Government of the District of Columbia is in search of an Associate General Counsel.  This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of General Counsel (OGC). The Associate General Counsel-Public Finance (AGC) serves as a supervisor attorney managing Assistant General Counsel staff providing legal advice to the OCFO in the areas of Appropriations, Legislation, Budget, FOIA Disclosure Officer, Project Finance and Management of Outside Counsel Contracts and FOIA Disclosure Officer.  In addition, the AGC serves as legal advisor, with an emphasis on public finance matters, to the General Counsel (GC) of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).  Additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising outside bond counsel and outside disclosure counsel and serving as OCFO’s counsel on public finance transactions including General Obligation (GO) Bonds, Tax Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANS), and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Bonds
  • Providing legal advice to the General Counsel and other executive staff including, but not limited to, agency financial officers of the OCFO
  • Collaborating with attorneys from the Office of Tax and Revenue, the OCFO’s Office of Management and Administration, the D.C. Lottery, and the Office of the Attorney General as requested or otherwise appropriate
  • Researching and providing legal advice on issues of District law, including such laws passed by Congress and the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Drafting and interpreting OCFO Orders as appropriate; working collaboratively with OCFO, Executive Office of the Mayor, and/or Council legislative staff to ensure accurate drafting and implementation of legislation
  • Developing and assuring implementation of appropriate and timely responses to Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Providing assistance to the OGC’s public information officer in developing responses which accurately reflect the legal aspects of posture of matters being reported
  • Assisting the OCFO’s Office of Investigations and Oversight on matters of a legal nature including, but not limited to, ethics, procurement, and personnel issues
  • Performing other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Seven (7) years of progressive experience performing the related duties and responsibilities such as serving as an advisor on complex legal and regulatory matters; knowledge of public finance law; proposing and drafting legislation; working knowledge of district, state, local or federal laws and regulations; and management experience.  In addition – A Juris Doctorate degree or equivalent from an accredited law school is required and D.C. licensure or admittance to membership in the D.C. Bar in accordance with the D.C. Bar rules within six (6) months of employment.  An official transcript must be submitted in order to be considered for the position.  If applicable, your application package must include a U.S. evaluation of all foreign transcripts.

For initial review, please submit your resume to Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Human Resources, 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite W220, Washington, DC 20024 or to letat.collins@dc.gov

To complete an application or for additional details related to this vacancy, please visit www.cfo.dc.gov  and reference announcement number: 20-AD-OGC-0001.

The OCFO offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, retirement, and educational assistance. 

 


Associate Attorney 

Firm: Gilmore & Bell, P.C.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Expires: 10/8/2020

Gilmore & Bell, P.C., one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States, is seeking an associate attorney to join our Salt Lake City office. Our offices are located downtown close to restaurants, TRAX stops, and shopping. We offer a friendly, relaxed, and collaborative office environment and excellent benefits. All of our employees are equipped to work remotely during the ongoing pandemic and we do not require that employees work in the office at this time.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent states, counties, housing authorities, and other governmental and quasi-governmental entities or 501c3 organizations as bond counsel in bond and lease financings, economic development incentives, public-private partnerships and other project financings.
  • Act as underwriter’s counsel and bank counsel in public finance transactions.

Requirements:

  • J.D. with excellent academic credentials
  • 0-4 years work experience, public finance/bond counsel experience not required
  • Interest in transactional legal work
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy and commitment to excellence
  • Independent, action-oriented thinker who can successfully undertake and complete projects and major tasks with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships
  • Hardworking and a team player
  • Able to fully embrace our firm culture of “Smarter, Faster, Nicer”

Preferred But Not Required:

  • Prior work experience in public finance, securities, real estate or tax
  • General knowledge of municipal finance and bond terminology

To apply for this opportunity and start your career with our firm, please send a resume, transcript, and cover letter to jhain@gilmorebell.com