Real Estate Finance Associate
THE ROLE The main focus of their role will be finance work. A working knowledge of real estate is required, although the role would not be suitable for a candidate whose main focus is real estate but is involved in finance transactions. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The candidate will have sufficient experience of drafting Loan Market Association debt facility agreements to be able to produce a first draft from a term sheet and require minimal input from the supervising partner other than to discuss and review headline issues. They will be required to take the lead associate support role to a partner on complex and high value transactions where the debt size would typically be in the range of GBP50-300m. On lower value or less complex transactions, they would take the lead role and have the ability and experience to run the transactions with minimal partner supervision. On all transactions they will in turn supervise more junior associates and trainees. SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES Ideally a mixture of lender and borrower work A working knowledge of lender and borrower requirements and approaches to transactions Experience of senior and mezzanine financings and a working knowledge of both Experience of intercreditor arrangements Experience of supervising junior lawyers Closing date for applications: 30 April 2017. THE FIRM DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies. At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.