The Banking group in the Los Angeles office is looking to hire an associate (class of 2017-2019) with experience in representing lenders and borrowers, including private equity sponsors, in connection with acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, bridge loans, asset based loans, first and second lien financings and other types of U.S. and international financings. Ideal candidates will have excellent drafting and negotiating skills and a strong working knowledge of credit agreements, security agreements, intercreditor agreements, commitment papers and documentation utilized in complex financing transactions. High level of academic achievement and solid law firm experience preferred. The starting base salary for this Los Angeles position is expected to be between $295,000 to $370,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other job-related factors, consistent with applicable law.
The Banking Group at Skadden represents a wide variety of clients around the globe in cutting-edge financing transactions. Our international platform, with offices in the major financial centers on four continents, allows us to advise across a broad spectrum of legal systems to the world’s largest corporations, as well as the world’s leading investment banks, commercial banks, private equity sponsors, hedge funds and other financing sources. We provide our clients sophisticated advice through a combination of experience, an in-depth understanding of the global financial markets and a market-leading ability to navigate differences in local law that can have significant impacts on financing transactions.
Associates who join Skadden laterally participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions.
These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the office and living proximate to the office, underscores Skadden's long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.
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