At BBVA, we are working to make banking better for everyone. That is where you come in. We are looking for smart, team oriented people who want to be part of a first-class workforce that gives people the tools they need to meet their financial goals, all while delivering an outstanding client experience. Learn more below.
This position will provide primary legal support to Compass Bank’s small business banking team, including but not limited to, secured and unsecured commercial loans up to $35 million, Small Business Administration loans, and other secured and unsecured lines of credit. This position will require the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with the small business banking team, compliance personnel, and cross-functional groups, including IT designers and developers, to ensure the small business banking team’s systems, loan documents, policies and practices are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. REGULAR DUTIES:Drafts, reviews, and negotiates secured and unsecured loan documents legal documents and materials.Provides legal support for new loan origination systems including establishing initial legal requirements and recurring enhancement opportunities. Provides legal services and counsel to clients in relation to regulatory matters and examinations including laws and regulations affecting small business loan products.Reviews and approves marketing content and materials. Produces clear and concise written materials that can be submitted to clients with minimal or no revision or review by a more senior attorney.Identifies and analyzes more complex or novel matters; develops conclusions, makes recommendations, and provides reliable advice.Assigns the appropriate degree of importance to issues and can formulate and carry out research and investigative strategies.Advises clients on and works with outside counsel to develop agreements, strategies, and communications; supervises outside counsel work.Works directly with the small business team to develop an understand the business unit needs and products. Contributes advice and counsel on policy and procedures.Counsels management whenever legal decisions or plans are being made or when changes in the law occur.Work assignments consist of major legal tasks involving problems of recognized complexity and facts that are occasionally in question for which considerable legal judgment, experience, and independent reasoning are required.Identifies the level and type of outside legal assistance needed by assessing the costs of outside legal services and supervising outside counsel to ensure that the fees charged are reasonable.
• Four-year college degree (excellent academic credentials)• Strong verbal and written communication skills• Juris doctorate degree (excellent academic credentials) from an accredited law school and active State Bar license. • Two or more years of legal experience in a law firm environment or relevant in-house financial services corporate legal practice working with commercial or small business lending matters, including experience and knowledge of state and federal lending laws and regulations.
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