Associate General Counsel, Project Finance

  • New York, NY
  • Permanent
  • $175,000 – $250,000
  • Solar

Job Description

As an Associate General Counsel, Project Finance you will drive the rapid expansion of the organization's nationwide portfolio of renewable energy projects. You are a talented attorney with a strong understanding of project finance principles and experience working on tax equity deals and will lead the team for both construction debt and back leverage.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with teammates on the structure and negotiation of debt and tax equity agreements for renewable energy projects for both Capital Raising and for portfolio management and closings
  • Liaise with external counsel and internal stakeholders to drive transaction closings
  • Review and analyze complex project finance documents, focusing on tax equity or other structured finance components
  • Draft, revise, and negotiate various commercial agreements for project financing
  • Manage and direct deal timelines and effectively communicate progress to stakeholders.
  • Conduct and organize due diligence as required for financing
  • Work closely with internal business teams to achieve desired business outcomes while minimizing legal risk
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable tax laws and regulations.
  • Work cross-functionally, communicate clearly with business teams, and take deals across the finish line
  • Manage multiple existing contracts during the project financing cycle
  • Provide other legal support to other functions as needed

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate, plus licensed to practice law in at least one state and in good standing
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in project finance structures, including tax equity, term loans, revolving credit, back-leverage, and other debt facilities; in-house experience a plus
  • Renewable energy industry experience
  • Strong fact-finding, drafting, negotiating, writing, and research skills
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills, as well as impeccable attention to detail, strong sense of ownership, and accountability
  • Experience managing competing expectations, being nimble, prioritizing effectively, and delivering high-quality, error-free work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strategic problem solving to improve contract content
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in collaboration with others to get deals across the finish line
  • Leadership acumen and credibility to inspire confidence among internal and external clients