Public & Infrastructure Finance Associate – New York
The New York office of Squire Patton Boggs is seeking an associate to join our Public and Infrastructure Finance practice group. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in a transactional practice.
About the Public and Infrastructure Finance Practice
The public and infrastructure finance practice is a transactional practice involving the development and application of knowledge and skills similar to those required to represent parties in corporate loan and capital markets financing transactions. It is characterized by the participation of public bodies in transactions.
The public finance market is a “debt” segment of the U.S. capital markets, involving the issuance by state and local governmental entities of bonds and notes to provide financing for various purposes. In most instances, and subject to various federal tax requirements, the interest payable on that debt is not subject to federal income taxation. The transactions may be categorized in different ways, but the most basic distinction in terms of structure and security is between “traditional finance” transactions, which involve the financing of public infrastructure by state and local governmental entities (e.g., cities, schools, the state, and special districts), the repayment of which is secured by public revenue sources, and “conduit finance” transactions, which involve the issuance by public bodies of debt instruments to finance facilities for use by private entities (e.g., developers, privately owned utilities, nonprofit hospitals and educational and cultural institutions), the repayment of which is required to be made by the private entity rather than the public issuer. Conduit finance transactions may also include the application of various types of tax credits and tend to be more “corporate” in nature.
This is a national practice necessitating consistency of approach, and it is a collegial practice in which teams of lawyers, paralegals, and support staff across our offices work closely together to meet our clients’ needs. Attorneys who are most likely to succeed are those who are able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others, who may be located in our NY office or in other firm offices.
The position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to provide general transactional support within the practice group. Responsibilities will include document drafting and coordinating transactions. The skills and talent needed to succeed in this type of practice are consistent with high levels of academic success.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
•J.D. degree or equivalent
•Must be admitted to a U.S. state bar and be in good standing. Admission to the State Bar of New York is expected if not currently admitted.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
•Preference will be given to those with experience in transactional practice, especially candidates with experience in public finance, project finance, lending, real estate transactions, or working or representing public bodies.
•Experience working with/for or representing public bodies is desirable.
•Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and judgment are essential.
•We also consider a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, to exercise sound, practical judgment, and to interact directly with client representatives to be of equal importance.
How to Apply
Please apply online to be considered for this position at: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/976080465. Resumes should be accompanied by a cover letter, unofficial law school transcript and a recent writing sample (10 pages max.). Please include a cover page with your writing sample that describes the piece you are submitting and how you may have modified it from its original format.
We offer a professional and friendly work environment with competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, 401(k) and many other excellent benefits.
We are not accepting third party submissions.
Job Category: Attorney
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, a New England-based AMLAW 200 firm, is seeking a Public Finance associate with 3-5+ years of experience to join our practice. Ideally, the position would be based in Hinckley’s Boston office, but based on a candidate’s qualifications and preferences, the position can be located in our Providence (RI), Manchester (NH) or Hartford (CT) office. The ideal candidate will have experience representing bondholders, borrowers, underwriters, commercial banks, issuer authorities, purchasers and/or corporate trustees in a variety of public finance transactions. The candidate should also have substantial experience with drafting legal documents for tax-exempt bond transactions and with organizing closings of those transactions. Experience with tax-exempt bond financings for governmental entities, section 501(c)(3) organizations and for-profit companies, as well as familiarity with the federal tax law provisions that pertain to the issuance of tax-exempt bonds is preferred.
The position offers an excellent opportunity to assume significant responsibility and hands-on experience in an active, collaborative, sophisticated and team-oriented public finance practice. Candidates must possess superior research, analytical and writing skills. Must also be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team.
Applicants should apply directly by email to Melanie Harrison, Legal Recruiting & Professional Development Manager (email@example.com). Please submit cover letter and resume.
Hinckley Allen is a multiservice law firm offering a full range of legal services and pragmatic business advice to regional, national and international clients, with practices including Construction, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates. With our longstanding reputation for creating lasting, meaningful business relationships, we are more than just a law firm. We are a law firm that truly and fully engages with our clients. www.hinckleyallen.com
Hinckley Allen does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiting agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of Hinckley Allen without having a Hinckley Allen placement agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of Hinckley Allen.
Job Category: Attorney