Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office is seeking a Counsel or Senior Counsel with experience in corporate bond and public finance and/or Georgia specific economic development to join its Commercial Finance Team. The ideal candidate will have in-depth experience in most or all of the following areas: municipal and public finance, familiarity with state and local tax law, tax-exempt finance, tax credits & incentives work (both in and outside Georgia), commercial finance, EB-5 (financing, and securities and other regulatory issues), and tax credit finance. Experience in representing issuers, underwriters, nonprofit borrowers and developers is preferred. Additional corporate, finance, real estate or related experience outside the bond industry is a plus. The successful candidate will also have the ability to manage transactions and be capable of independent responsibility for major documentation and components of large transactions. Law firm experience preferred, but a combination of law firm or in-house experience considered. Commensurate academic credentials, proficiency in document production in Word and Excel, and verbal and written communication skills required. We offer a collegial environment and an excellent opportunity to continue to develop strong skills and grow with a national firm. Georgia bar required, with other Southeastern states such as Florida desired.
Our Corporate Bond team focuses on finance and incentives transactions. The client base is predominately public sector, including local and development authorities with an occasional representation of a city or county. Our practice base also includes real estate developers, operating companies (particularly with transactional work), and private lenders and borrowers. Our engagements concentrate in economic development or community development, new business locations or expansions (including financing for facilities), infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and layering capital stacks and deal structuring. Our finance work includes industrial development revenue bonds (IDBs) with some limited IDB bond issues tax-exempt. Other key financial products include project finance, syndicated bank loans, EB-5 immigrant investor capital, and tax credit finance (including New Markets Tax Credits).
Seyfarth provides comprehensive training for our attorneys through our mentoring programs, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers through involvement in case management/strategy and opportunities for extensive client contact. Seyfarth builds leading professionals by supporting speaking engagements and publishing opportunities. Seyfarth also is an influential leader in diversity. The firm has been recognized for seven consecutive years in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. We have been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother four years in a row, and we have been honored with the Thomas L. Sager Award for Diversity by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. At Seyfarth, we value diversity and provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants.
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.