As a talented and ambitious Attorney, you will join our Corporate and Asset Finance team in Jacksonville, FL and be responsible for providing support to our growing asset-based finance team. You will be CAF’s first attorney in Jacksonville and you will work closely with CAF’s other US lawyers located in Nashville, TN.
As counsel for the CAF team you will be involved in all aspects of each transaction from structuring the transaction through document drafting, negotiation and closing, and ensuring that we have a valid and enforceable ownership interest or security interest in the financed equipment or other collateral. Transactions range from equipment financings and leases to portfolio purchases, bank loan facilities, structured financings and receivables purchases. You will also support the CAF team in restructurings, workouts and bankruptcies. You should be able to analyze complex situations and provide practical, timely and accurate legal advice. You will be primarily responsible for negotiating and drafting a broad range of commercial contracts, including, but not limited to, equipment lease and loan agreements, sale and assignment agreements, referral and introducer agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. You will advise the CAF team on day-to-day issues related to proposed transactions, contracts, strategic initiatives and business processes and you will provide advice and guidance in connection with legal matters, including, but not limited to, the Uniform Commercial Code, bankruptcy, secured lending and legal compliance matters including licensing and data privacy. You will also be responsible in maintaining and improving contract templates and standard procedures regarding contracts.
You will have to work closely and effectively with senior management, other company lawyers and employees of all levels and cultures within a global organization. In addition, you will liaise with external service providers, including our legal counsel, to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations. You will be expected to develop and implement programs to educate and train business teams on legal issues and develop and implement systems, processes, guidelines and forms to increase the efficiency of the delivery of legal services.
You will need to possess a Juris Doctor and license to practice in at least one jurisdiction and bring a minimum of five years’ experience, preferably within financial services. In addition, you should have some familiarity with Article 9 of the UCC and US bankruptcy law. You should be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, work independently and to report to supervisors in different locations. You must also have a flexible and enthusiastic approach to work and the ability to travel when required. Lastly, you will have excellent personal presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.