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ProfileCounsel Senior Duties: Giving legal advice and support directly to relationship managers, credit officers, paralegals, documentation specialists, and loan administrators and servicers on equipment finance leasing and lending matters of varying complexity; Drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating lease and loan documents relating to all types of lease and loan transactions; Advising on ongoing administration of leases and loans and collateral; Updating standard commercial lease, loan, security agreement and related forms; Providing training to documentation specialists and lending/credit staff; and Selecting and overseeing services of approved outside counsel. Identifies and manages legal risk for the organization. Performs significant and complex legal work and regularly interacts with management. Oversees legal research, analysis, consultation and documentation within a framework of legal compliance and risk management. Leads outside counsel relationships and manages expenses. Networks with outside organizations to advance legal interests and legal health of the corporation and its industry.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: University / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, or PhD is desirable. Industry experience is typically 8 + years. Specific certifications are often required. JD Degree from an accredited law school; Currently licensed to practice in the courts of one or more states; 8+ years’ experience in commercial lending law and 4 years’ experience in commercial leasing Law; Broad scope of experience in representing banks and/or equipment finance companies in commercial leasing and lending with middle market and large corporate transactions; Solid problem-solving and legal analytical skills, ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and decision-making; Specialty equipment finance expertise, such as in vendor, energy, municipal and/or similar specialty areas a plus; and Excellent oral and written communication abilities.