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The following are a selection of our current opportunities. For more information and a complete list of searches we are conducting, please contact us to speak directly with a recruiter.

Legal Associate Funds Role with Leading NYC-Based Investment Group & More! Work from Home Two Days A Week!
New York, NY
It’s time to leave billable hours behind! Move in-house to an NYC based investment group that focuses on late stage privately held companies on a global basis. They are involved with virtually every prominent company in this space, as well as promising earlier stage concerns. You will work with a top-notch legal team.  We have successfully placed several candidates here; this is a unique opportunity to shift your career to an energetic, fast-paced environment where innovative thinking and strong business judgment are valued. Ideal candidates will have 5 – 7+ years of private fund formation experience.  This is a dynamic role covering a wide array of fund matters including: fund formations; fund maintenance; reviewing marketing materials; and reviewing and drafting disclosure documents. Strong academics, top firm experience preferred. Hours are significantly more predictable than BigLaw and compensation is competitive. The expected annual base salary range for this role will be $230,000 - $280,000. If you are interested in learning about this role, please reach out to Stephanie Forrest, sforrest@glslsg.com.

Rare In-House Opportunity for a Tax Attorney at a Top Fund
New York, NY
Our client, a prestigious global NYC-based fund, seeks to hire an experienced tax attorney. The ideal candidate will have 4-7+ years of tax experience in BigLaw or within industry. Expertise in public or private credit markets and funds is a major plus. This attorney will partner with legal, trading, and various other teams on diverse issues ranging from fund and deal structuring, tax compliance and tax policy, in addition to managing external counsel, generating innovative solutions, representing the firm in front of government regulators and more. Compensation will be competitive, consisting of a $250K base, plus an attractive bonus and top-tier benefits. The lifestyle is significantly better than BigLaw. This is a rare opportunity to join a team with collaborative colleagues and an intellectually stimulating culture. If interested, please reach out to Megan Gordon, mgordon@glslsg.com.

Elite Bank’s Plan Administration Business Seeks to Hire Two Commercial Contract Attorneys
New York, NY
Our client, an elite bank, seeks to hire two attorneys to provide advice and counsel on a wide range of business-to-business commercial matters for its industry-leading share plan administration business. These attorneys will report directly to the Managing Director responsible for overall legal oversight of the business. Attorneys in these roles will, among other things, review, draft, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements. Candidates should have a J.D. from a highly respected law school, with superior academic credentials, and at least seven years of legal experience, including prior experience with a top-ranked law firm in a corporate practice group involving contract negotiation and drafting. Preferred experience includes work with a financial services company or SAAS technology offerings as well as with legal issues associated with hosted platforms and B2B products and services. The base ranges for this role vary depending on title. The base ranges for Vice President and Executive Director $110,000-$190,000 and $160,000-$250,000, respectively. Lifestyle is reasonable. These roles sit in New York City or Alpharetta, GA and will allow attorneys to work from home two days per week. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Sarah Sleight, ssleight@glslsg.com 

Funds Finance Attorney Opening
New York, NY
A bond ratings agency located in midtown Manhattan seeks a funds finance attorney with at least 5 years of experience to join its Ratings Legal team in its midtown New York office and support its funds credit rating business.   This attorney will primarily work with the company’s funds team on a wide range of funds transactions, including senior secured loans to levered funds, subscription facilities, LP interest debt subscriptions, asset manager platform transactions, and GP co-invest/management fee monetization transactions for both private equity and private debt funds. The funds attorneys on the Ratings Legal team work alongside other ratings analysts to identify, evaluate, and articulate the key legal and credit risks in transaction and loan structures. As integral members of the funds credit ratings group, they also engage in investor outreach, contribute to research reports and methodology reviews, and share our knowledge of relevant market and legal developments. Ultimately, the funds attorneys serve as a safeguard for ensuring the quality, accuracy, timeliness and consistency of the company’s ratings. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing fund level formation documents and financing documents
  • Participating in legal due diligence meetings
  • Identifying the potential credit impact of transaction structures and deal documents
  • Coordinating with rating analysts on relevant legal issues
  • Participating in rating committees
  • Supporting the analytical team with the preparation of the market-leading rating reports
  • Coordinating with outside counsel as needed

This position is a hybrid work schedule of Mondays and Fridays from home and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the office.  Hours are typically 9-6:30. This is a Director position and compensation will consist of a base and a target cash bonus which is based on company, team and individual performance with all in comp in the high $200s/ low $300s. This is a rare opportunity to join a growing, dynamic, yet balanced in-house legal team with a set hybrid schedule reporting to a phenomenal manager. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

RMBS Attorney Opening
New York, NY
A bond ratings agency located in midtown Manhattan seeks a structured finance/ RMBS attorney with 2-6 years of experience to join its Ratings Legal team in its midtown New York office.   This attorney will work alongside the company’s RMBS analysts on a wide range of transactions, including jumbo prime, non-qualified and investor residential mortgage loan securitizations, early buy-out transactions and credit risk transfer transactions. This attorney will work alongside other ratings analysts to identify and evaluate credit risks in transaction structures, review offering and transaction documents and articulate any legal or credit concerns that emerge and will review securitization-related documents to identify and evaluate credit risks and mitigants, as well as transaction overviews for publication in the company’s market-leading presale reports. While this attorney will focus on RMBS, they will also have the opportunity to work with the CMBS team on conduit, single-asset/single-borrower and CRE CLO transactions, as well as the ABS team. This position is a hybrid work schedule of Mondays and Fridays from home and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the officeHours are typically 9-6:30. This is an Associate Director position and compensation will consist of a base and a target cash bonus which is based on company, team and individual performance with all in comp in the mid $200s. This is a rare opportunity to join a growing, dynamic, yet balanced in-house legal team with a set hybrid schedule reporting to a phenomenal manager. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

GLS Exclusive: Prestigious NJ Trial Boutique Seeks Litigation Associate
Northern New Jersey
We are working on an exclusive search for our client, an elite litigation boutique in Northern NJ. The firm is eager to hire a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial superstar litigation associate to join its exploding criminal and civil practice. The firm routinely represents major corporations and prominent individuals in top-of-the-news cases. It is proud to take multiple cases to trial each year and can offer talented associates the opportunity to be involved in cases from inception to completion and gain real responsibility from day one. Our search firm is proud that two of our BigLaw candidates were promoted to partnership and the firm is committed to continue to promote from within. This is an outstanding opportunity for litigators who want to get serious trial experience and continue to grow in a truly dynamic practice. For litigators eager to serve as an AUSA, the firm is incredibly well-connected with the DOJ, particularly in NJ and the SDNY, and can help pave the way for that opportunity. Candidates must have a Federal Clerkship, 2+ years of substantive, sophisticated litigation experience at a top firm, and an excellent academic record. NJ bar membership required (NY bar members may waive in). Compensation is highly competitive for both base and bonus. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

Top Tier Law Firms – Join the Restructuring Boom
New York, NY
Prominent law firms with destination debtor and creditor practices are eager to add associates with at least 2 years of transactional or litigation experience in insolvency or restructuring. This is the moment for ambitious, well-credentialed and motivated associates to move to some of the busiest and most sought-after insolvency practices. Secure your future in this wave. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

Major Financial Institution
New York, NY
Chief Compliance and Senior Compliance Officer positions are available. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

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