Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office is seeking a Counsel or Senior Counsel with experience in corporate bond and public finance and/or Georgia specific economic development to join its Commercial Finance Team. The ideal candidate will have in-depth experience in most or all of the following areas: municipal and public finance, familiarity with state and local tax law, tax-exempt finance, tax credits & incentives work (both in and outside Georgia), commercial finance, EB-5 (financing, and securities and other regulatory issues), and tax credit finance. Experience in representing issuers, underwriters, nonprofit borrowers and developers is preferred. Additional corporate, finance, real estate or related experience outside the bond industry is a plus. The successful candidate will also have the ability to manage transactions and be capable of independent responsibility for major documentation and components of large transactions. Law firm experience preferred, but a combination of law firm or in-house experience considered. Commensurate academic credentials, proficiency in document production in Word and Excel, and verbal and written communication skills required. We offer a collegial environment and an excellent opportunity to continue to develop strong skills and grow with a national firm. Georgia bar required, with other Southeastern states such as Florida desired.
Our Corporate Bond team focuses on finance and incentives transactions. The client base is predominately public sector, including local and development authorities with an occasional representation of a city or county. Our practice base also includes real estate developers, operating companies (particularly with transactional work), and private lenders and borrowers. Our engagements concentrate in economic development or community development, new business locations or expansions (including financing for facilities), infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and layering capital stacks and deal structuring. Our finance work includes industrial development revenue bonds (IDBs) with some limited IDB bond issues tax-exempt. Other key financial products include project finance, syndicated bank loans, EB-5 immigrant investor capital, and tax credit finance (including New Markets Tax Credits).
Seyfarth provides comprehensive training for our attorneys through our mentoring programs, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers through involvement in case management/strategy and opportunities for extensive client contact. Seyfarth builds leading professionals by supporting speaking engagements and publishing opportunities. Seyfarth also is an influential leader in diversity. The firm has been recognized for seven consecutive years in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. We have been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother four years in a row, and we have been honored with the Thomas L. Sager Award for Diversity by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. At Seyfarth, we value diversity and provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants.
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Job Category: Attorney
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:
(1) 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
(2) Providing legal advice to the General Counsel and other executive staff including, but not limited to, agency financial officers of the OCFO
(3) 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
(4) Researching and providing legal advice on issues of District law, including such laws passed by Congress and the Council of the District of Columbia
(5) 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
(6) Developing and assuring implementation of appropriate and timely responses to Freedom of Information Act requests
(7) Providing assistance to the OGC’s public information officer in developing responses which accurately reflect the legal aspects of posture of matters being reported
(8) 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
(9) 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 Julie.email@example.com.
To complete an application or for additional details related to this vacancy, please visit www.cfo.dc.gov and reference announcement number: 18-AD-OGC-0002.
The OCFO offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, retirement, and educational assistance.
The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Job Category: Attorney
Bond Attorney – Public Agency – Sacramento, CA Law Firm
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard's Sacramento, CA office is seeking an experienced bond attorney to represent cities, school districts, water agencies, community services districts, and other public agencies in all aspects of public finance. The ideal candidate has primarily served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, or agency counsel to these public entities in connection with their debt financings. In other bond financings, has served as counsel to the underwriter or lender.
As bond counsel, advises public agencies concerning the debt options that are available to them. Works with financial advisors and underwriters to create legally sound borrowing and to bring the debt securities to market.
As an outgrowth of this position, the candidate has developed extensive knowledge of related public finance matters, such as the rules for levying taxes, assessments, and fees, and provides counseling to clients and other firm attorneys dealing with those issues. Advises public agencies concerning the limitations on the use of public funds in connection with bond and tax elections.
Has completed financings using a broad range of borrowing methods such as:
• General obligation bonds
• Certificates of participation
• Lease/purchase agreements
• Qualified zone academy bonds
• Mello-Roos bonds
• Special benefit assessment bonds
• Utility revenue bonds
Please submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Category: Attorney