Counsel II, Capital Markets at Affirm
Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.
Affirm’s legal team is looking to add a new Counsel II, Capital Markets to its growing ranks. This Associate Counsel will help support the company’s broad-based efforts in building a diversified capitalization strategy. The ideal candidate will have a robust understanding of financing and corporate transactions, along with a strong desire to learn and grow in a legal role focused on capital markets and finance. In addition, the ideal candidate will have exemplary organizational and communication skills, be capable of handling multiple responsibilities, and have the desire to work with both internal and partners. The role will report to a Managing Corporate Counsel and will work closely with Affirm’s capital markets business team.What You’ll Do
- Support Affirm’s capital markets team in building out the company’s network of capital sources and strategies
- Guide each financing transaction or initiative from a legal perspective, from initial strategy discussions to deal execution
- Draft, review and negotiate all capital markets deal documents, including credit and security agreements, loan sale agreements, indentures, officer certificates, board and shareholder resolutions and side letters
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of lending and securities laws and regulations relating to capital markets transactions
- Communicate legal advice in a clear and concise manner and in a timely fashion
- Provide assistance with respect to other special projects as needed
- JD from a top law school
- 4+ years of relevant experience at an established law firm. Additional in-house experience, particularly at a high-growth fintech start-up, is a plus.
- Previous legal experience in structured and/or debt finance (term, revolving and asset-based lending, warehouse and asset-backed financing, loan sales, securitizations and other creative forms of funding)
- Excellent business judgment and interpersonal skills to facilitate negotiations with internal and external parties
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, extreme attention to detail, intellectual maturity, business acumen, proactivity and a great attitude
- Self-motivation and a willingness to take ownership of projects
- Natural self-starter with the ability to work efficiently both solo and as part of a team
- Impeccable integrity and work ethic
At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.
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