Requisition Number: 2021-10-04329-0121-002
Job Title: Private Funds Specialist
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Private Funds Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Private Funds Specialist will support our preeminent Private Funds Practice in connection with the organization of the industry’s largest and most prestigious funds across a wide range of funds including private equity, real estate, credit, infrastructure, secondary, and tactical opportunity.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assisting attorneys in all stages of private funds, from formation to closings
  • Maintain/organize/index information and documents
  • Proactively communicate with attorneys to understand scope and timelines
  • Create and monitor tracking documents
  • Provide status updates to clients and attorneys
  • Track investor subscription documents and monitor overall status of the sub doc process
  • Organize Side Letters, Master Side Letter, MFN election Forms
  • Coordinate with appropriate parties regarding AML and Tax Review
  • Prepare, organize and control documents in preparation for and during closings
  • Facilitate fund closings, including by maintaining closing checklists and drafting closing notices to investors
  • Prepare original closing sets, including electronic upload to DMS
  • Communicating with clients, attorneys, corporate service companies and government agencies on a regular basis
  • Develop a strong practice area knowledge
  • Develop professional relationships with clients

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of law firm experience, ideally with fund formation matters
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and challenging environment while managing a varied workload
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communicates effectively
  • Team player with a client-focused mindset who is committed to excellence
  • Proactive problem solver who offers solutions to identified issues
  • Energetic and enthusiastic about advancements in modernizing the fund formation process
  • Ability to take ownership of professional responsibilities and meet deadlines with minimal oversight and direction
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required
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