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Associate Counsel

Tampa, FL 33602

Posted: 05/10/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Legal Job Number: 7295 Pay Rate: 130,000

Job Description

Wheeler Staffing Partners is hiring a talented and versatile Associate Counsel with structured finance and warehouse lending experience to join our client’s team in Tampa, FL. The Associate Counsel will work on a wide range of legal issues involved in growing and maintaining our client’s business. They will act as a direct advisor to department heads as well as the CEO. This is a hybrid role and applicants must be fully vaccinated.

Associate Counsel Responsibilities:
  • Provide transactional support for structured finance and warehouse lending, including the review, negotiation and drafting of various loan and collateral documentation, pricing letters, term sheets and other master agreements
  • Negotiate and draft master loan purchase agreements, commitment fee letters, intercreditor and subordination agreements
  • Support general corporate matters including but limited to NDAs, operating and service contracts, leases, and employee relations
  • Work closely with Finance, Capital Markets, Loan Acquisitions and Asset Management teams
  • Interface with and manage external counsel to ensure high quality and timely legal advice and transactional support – act as point person
  • Provide legal support and address all legal issues in connection with loan portfolios

Associate Counsel Requirements:
  • 5 - 8 years of relevant lending transactional experience practicing at a law firm and/or in-house legal department at a financial services company with structured products and warehouse financing required
  • Experience in mortgage industry and related capital markets strongly preferred
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited institution required
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and New Jersey
  • Candidate must be vaccinated
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the US
  • Must be available to work in office as required by management
WSP specializes in filling your company’s contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire, contingency, and executive positions with professional candidates. From our Executive Retained Search Teams, Direct Hire and Contract Staffing Professionals, and RPO Service offerings we create models to deliver a world-class service, with a sense of urgency and professionalism. Our connections and our candidates combined with a staff backed by over 20 years of experience, ensure that our clients are seeing the right candidates for their career openings.
WSP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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