19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

Director, Legal Affairs

Montreal
Full Time
  • Required Experience: 7-12 years
  • Key Skills: Director, Legal Affairs
  • Part Time/Full Time: Full Time
  • Location: Montreal

i80 Group is a specialty finance investment manager, providing capital and support to breakthrough fintech and proptech companies. We provide creative and flexible asset-based facilities used to fund origination of loans and other collateral. We typically work with companies to provide financings starting at $25mm and scaling significantly thereafter.

i80’s capital is a complement to institutional equity (VC/PE). Whereas equity is typically used to finance the underlying operating business, i80’s credit is used to cost-effectively originate collateralizable assets (real estate, equipment, receivables, loan pools, etc.). Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all structure, we design bespoke solutions specific to the unique needs of our partners.

About the Role:

Reporting to the COO & CCO, the Director, Legal Affairs will be a key contributing member of the group by providing high-quality legal advice, guidance, and services to seasoned teams, in addition to corporate, regulatory, compliance, and other fields of law relevant to the day-to-day services provided by an in-house legal department.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and/or assist with all legal aspects of fundraising, including fund formation, structuring vehicles, capital raising processes, and other ongoing legal requirements, which may include due diligence activities
  • Act as lead counsel on the investment structure agreements and liaise with partners
  • Provide leadership in supporting our M&A ambitions, acting as a business partner supporting all phases of transactions
  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of contractual arrangements
  • Act as a trusted advisor to team members on relevant legal issues affecting the businesses
  • Oversee the work of external counsels engaged in managing fund transactions
  • Assist with regulatory compliance and the implementation and administration of core policies and procedures (e.g., compliance, AML/KYC, conflicts of interests, etc.)
  • Identify and track regulatory developments and best practices in the areas of compliance, securities law, and corporate governance

Qualifications:

  • 7-12 years of experience in private practice and/or in-house, with experience in fund formation, private equity, private credit, and/or debt investment
  • Called to the Ontario or Quebec Bar

Other desired skills:

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English (French is an asset)
  • Professionalism, integrity, confidentiality, and discretion
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and other communication skills
  • Superior analytical skills, sound judgment, and good business sense
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task, manage stress during periods of intense activity, and handle a wide array of files across several legal disciplines
  • Creative, proactive, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Occasional travel may be required to New York.

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