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Legal And Compliance Senior Counsel Legal

Company name

Antares Capital

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Date Last Verified

Aug 21,2019

Valid Through

Dec 04,2019

Posted on

Apr 05,2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Atlanta, GA, United States

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Practice Area
Finance >> Finance - Banking
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Legal and Compliance - Senior Counsel, Legal
The candidate will provide credit Advisory Direct Transaction Support. Generally assist Credit Advisory personnel in managing borrower accounts experiencing financial distress or other challenges. Advise account managers on optimal workout strategies both in and out of bankruptcy. Assess existing credit documentation vulnerabilities and other opportunities for improvement. Review and negotiate amendments, waivers, forbearance agreements, sponsor guarantees, capital calls, last-out and junior participation documentation, financial advisor engagement letters and other workout or restructuring-related documents. Provide guidance on minimizing lender liability risks. Assist with structuring and negotiation of equity arrangements for restructured borrowers. Oversee, guide and manage external counsel transnational work. Front-End Transaction Support. Provide advice and negotiation assistance to front-end Legal, Credit and Originations teams with respect to subordination and 1st/2d lien intercreditor agreements and other workout-sensitive document provisions. Help front-end Legal, Credit and Originations to understand and box risks associated with challenging proposed underwriting. Design and deliver/distribute training presentations and assist with form document up-keep. Work cross-functionally to develop, implement and update procedures and guidelines for handling workout-related issues and negotiating front-end agreements. Track and collaborate with front-end teams to address documentation trends/ legal developments that negatively impact poorly-performing credits. Advise on MNPI loan trading issues and procedures. Assist in daily on-the-job training of junior level account managers. Oversee third-party subpoena response process and related litigation matters. Assist with management of external law firm relationships and cross-firm knowledge sharing. Support other key institutional initiatives and provide other in-house legal services as needed. Monitor legal developments affecting the loan market.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s Degree, J.D. Degree and Bar admission in at least one U.S. state. Must have 8+ years of experience in a law firm or financial institution working on leverage lending workouts and restructurings, in- and out-of-court, involving multi-tiered capital structures (i.e., 1st lien and 2d lien or mezzanine debt). Should have strong working knowledge of middle market and front-end document terms preferable. Background in general corporate and mergers and acquisition matters a plus. Proven effectiveness working collaboratively across multiple functions and constituencies (i.e., junior, mid-level and senior personnel within Antares front-end Legal, Credit, Originations, Capital Markets and Investment Management teams, as well as outside counsel, borrower/Sponsor counsel, financial advisors and investment bankers and junior creditors). Comfortable presenting and leading meeting/calls and able to instill confidence and trust by other professionals. Ability quickly to distill business objectives and communicate complex considerations simply and concisely both orally and in writing. Should have ability to manage shifting priorities and multiple responsibilities.

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Hiring coordinator
Antares Capital
500 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661

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