Associate – Corporate (Fund Formation) – New York

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Associate - Corporate (Fund Formation) - New York

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Job Description:

The Corporate Advisory/Fund Formation practice area is seeking a 2nd – 6th year associate to join the team in our NY officeThis is an exciting opportunity to work with private equity sponsors and investors in connection with the structuring, formation and operation of private investment funds as well as legal, regulatory and compliance matters faced by fund sponsors.  Candidates must have fund formation experience.

Applications should be submitted online through our web apply portal.  Questions can be directed to Renee Richford, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager, at

Job Requirements:

  • 2-6 years of fund formation experience at a law firm
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills, as this position requires immediate partner and client contact
  • A high level of professionalism in working and engaging with high priority clients and investors
  • Able to balance and prioritize multiple assignments and responsibilities, be highly organized and exercise attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in team settings
  • A J.D. or LL.M. from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admitted to or eligible for admission to the New York bar

Expected Pay Range for Associates: 2023/2022 Class Compensation Years: $215,000

                                                           2021 Class Compensation Years: $225,000

                                                           2020 Class Compensation Years: $250,000

                                                           2019 Class Compensation Years: $295,000

                                                           2018 Class Compensation Years: $345,000

                                                           2017 Class Compensation Years: $370,000

                                                           2016 Class Compensation Years: $400,000

                                                           2015 and more senior class compensation years: $415,000

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