Senior Counsel, Finance (REF#SJ075) – New York

NYS Empire State Development - New York State

The minimum qualifications required for this vacancy. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS:
Education Level required: J.D. or LL.B from accredited law school; admission to New York State Bar.
Relevant experience required: Minimum of 6 years of legal experience, preferably in a finance-related field.
Knowledge required: general corporate law; public sector financing law.

The duties that the incumbent of the vacancy will be expected to perform. Duties Description BASIC FUNCTION:
Represent and advise the Corporation with respect to all aspects of its activities and functions, with a concentration in finance matters and specified portfolio management functions.

Represent ESD on all aspects of general corporate and project-specific finance matters, including bond financing, specific management functions (including workouts) and other corporate and finance matters as determined by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel.
Provide counsel and prepare transactional and other documents in relation to the issuance of tax-exempt governmental bonds and eligible tax-exempt conduit private activity bonds.
Manage real estate transactions and supervise statutory property disposition compliance, particularly in relationship to properties with outstanding bonds.
Provide counsel and advice to the finance department and other ESD departments, as required.
Assist in ensuring compliance with the UDC Act, all UDC enabling legislation and related laws and regulations.
Oversee corporate governance of local development corporations and compliance with Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
Advise Loans & Grants department on amendments to project agreements to ensure consistent administration and enforcement.
Supervise Assistant Counsel and/or interns on finance and portfolio management functions.
Supervise outside counsel and consultants to ESD.
Draft and/or review and provide advice with respect to legislation and regulation that might affect ESD.
Draft and negotiate all necessary transactional, corporate and administrative instruments and other documents relating to assigned tasks.
Initiates solutions to legal problems.
Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel.

Additional comments regarding the vacancy. Additional Comments Salary range as specified; commensurate w/ experience

Enhanced comprehensive benefits package

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