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ProfileSenior Commercial Credit Counsel The candidate will be providing primary legal counsel and support to several business units at affiliated lending entities (most notably, Bank, a New York chartered bank with branches and/or commercial lending offices in multiple states) that solicit, underwrite, document, fund, service, oversee and/or support business-purpose credit financing. Will operate primarily within the Commercial Division (serving middle-market and large businesses) and Business Banking Division (serving small businesses) of Bank. Addressing day-to-day legal issues on new and existing commercial credit transactions, including reviewing, negotiating and revising commercial credit documents. Providing daily legal support for the internal documentation preparation unit primarily responsible for generating loan and collateral documentation for smaller commercial credit transaction. Drafting, maintaining and enhancing template agreements and forms for use in documenting commercial credit transactions. Approving and overseeing outside legal counsel used to close commercial credit transactions. Advising on the development and implementation of new credit products, services and distribution channels (e.g., digital lending and electronic signatures. Advising on business unit expansion in new markets. Monitoring and advising client groups on any relevant federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines relating to commercial credit (e.g., UCC Article 9, ECOA and Regulation B, FCRA, Fair Lending, Anti-Tying Regulations, SBA loan programs, etc.). Identifying, evaluating and escalating legal and regulatory risks relating to commercial credit. Providing Legal Department representation and support for various Commercial Division and Business Banking Division committees and working groups. Monitoring industry developments and participating in industry and peer bank meetings.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have JD degree and licensed to practice law (or ability to obtain an in-house counsel license to do so) in one or more of the following states: PA, MD, NJ, NY, DE. Should have 5+ years of transactional experience as lead attorney handling documentation, closing and related legal issues relating to at least one (and preferably both) of the following (listed in order of preference): commercial real estate secured loan transactions for financial institutions; non-real estate secured loan transactions for financial institutions. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate and relate effectively with internal and external constituencies at all levels (from senior management to lower level staff personnel), including: internal clients representing business lines and support areas; external legal counsel representing the bank, borrower and third parties; (iii) regulatory officers; counterparts at peer institutions and other industry representatives; etc is needed. Experience in identifying, evaluating and escalating legal and regulatory risk issues affecting financial institutions is must.
The M&T Bank
1 MT Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203