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Counsel, Fixed Income Finance Duties: Draft, negotiate and close the various agreements for the Fixed Income Repo Desk. Agreements include, Master Repurchase Agreement, Global Master Repurchase Agreement, Securities Lending Agreement, Custodial Undertaking Agreement, Guarantee, Non-Disclosure Agreement, Waivers, Terminations, and various types of Amendments. Handling all stages of the contract process from the initial drafting through execution. Maintain detailed and accurate records of all transactions using the appropriate systems. Following up consistently with unresponsive customers. Close transactions and projects expeditiously meeting and/or exceeding expected time frames. Interacting extensively with the firm’s institutional clients and their internal/external counsel as well as coordination with the firm’s trading/sales, legal, credit and tax areas. Advising internal stakeholders such as the Business/Sales, Credit, and Trading. Request and review legal opinions and related bring-down opinions from external counsel relative to legal certainty determinations and draft legal memos based on these legal opinions. Performing legal certainty reviews and determinations on ongoing fund additions to existing agreements, as well as new counterparties. Maintenance of the legal certainty opinion binders, electronic storage of same, as well as a record of all determinations by jurisdictions. Participating in required and ongoing regulatory compliance projects, including but not limited to documentation reviews. Formulate, update and maintain policies and procedures for the Fixed Income Repo Legal team. Assist with managing the new matter and record keeping systems. Provide support for the Senior Paralegal.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school. Valid Bar License from any state and in good standing, if not Florida, the candidate must get the Authorized in House Counsel license from the Florida Bar. 2+ years of experience negotiating agreements, preferably for a financial services firm or for such firms in a law firm environment. Some experience in managing projects, preferably regulatory compliance projects. Superior communication skills – oral and written. Ability to find innovative and compliant solutions when negotiating complex or contentious issues. Ability to deliberate and find the best process to achieve the goal. Excellent analytical skills coupled with common sense. Maturity and character suitable for a demanding business and a cohesive team. Ability to work autonomously when necessary and appropriate. Comprehensive knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Ability to manage a large workload.
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