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Associate Counsel - Commercial Banking

Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 13, 2019

Job Description:

Fulton Financial Corporation, a $20 billion financial holding company, headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, owns and operates four community banks, including Fulton Bank, N.A. Fulton Financial Corporation is seeking an attorney with experience in corporate, financial, and commercial transactions and matters to join its in-house Legal Department supporting commercial lending operations. Primary duties will include supporting internal staff (such as loan documentation and closing services staff, as well as relationship managers and others) in dealing with questions and issues as they arise in connection with structuring and closing commercial loans. Other duties will include assisting in various administrative functions, such as management of outside counsel, preparation and review of commercial lending documents, providing training to staff, and supervision of one or more paralegals. Essential Duties: Possesses general knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations affecting the operation of a multibank, multistate financial holding company, including corporate and securities law, federal and state banking law, consumer compliance regulations, contracts, uniform commercial code, employment law, real estate law, trusts and estates, taxation, and intellectual property. Demonstrates proficiency in conducting appropriate legal research in response to legal inquiries. Provides timely legal advice and counsel to directors, officers and employees of the Corporation and its subsidiaries. Advises the Corporation and its subsidiaries of the requirements of applicable Federal and state bank related statutes and regulations. Works with representatives from the Corporation and its subsidiaries to develop and or modify practices and procedures to conform to applicable legal requirements and corporate policies. Serves on or provides legal advice to various Corporate task forces. Drafts, reviews, revises, and negotiates a variety of legal documents involving the interests of the Corporation and its subsidiaries. Depending on assigned responsibilities, ensures that the Corporation and or its subsidiaries are adequately represented in certain pending or threatened litigation. In consultation with the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel, exercises discretion in determining what legal work will be delegated to outside counsel. Actively manages outside legal counsel by directing or approving all key strategic and substantive actions in significant legal matters for which he or she is responsible, manages the costs of outside legal services by actively managing the legal services and, where appropriate, using alternative fee arrangements or project budgets for outside legal services. Keeps the General Counsel and or Deputy General Counsel, as well as other appropriate people in the Corporation apprised of the status of all legal matters being worked, whether in house or assigned to outside counsel, ensures that the required services are provided in a timely manner. Keeps abreast of applicable legislation, regulations and other legal developments affecting the operation of the Corporation and its subsidiaries, informs appropriate employees of the Corporation of relevant new and amended legislation and regulations. Works effectively with regulators, other legal counsel, and other outside parties in order to promote the Corporation's and or its subsidiaries' business objectives. Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree. Specialty: From an American Bar Association accredited law school. (Required) Experience: 5 or more years' experience: (Required) Commercial lending and corporate finance matters with a private law firm. In particular, qualified candidates should be knowledgeable regarding secured commercial lending, with experience dealing with real property collateral, loan title insurance, UCC Article 9, and property insurance issues. Knowledge regarding business structures and associated income tax concepts is also preferred. Conveying thoughts and information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Ability to identify, analyze and provide advice and counsel on complex legal issues, including the ability to make recommendations on significant corporate matters. Ability to understand business needs and desired results and to apply applicable laws and regulations to this business understanding in order to render useful and timely advice to the Corporation so that its business objectives can be achieved in a manner that is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Possess and have the ability to effectively exercise sound legal and business judgment. Relevant legal experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house capacity. Admission to the Pennsylvania bar is required. Top academic credentials, excellent writing and communication skills are also required. Candidates should be able to work well as part of a team, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment. Apply Here PI106686348

Keywords: Fulton Financial Corporation, Philadelphia , Associate Counsel - Commercial Banking, Accounting, Auditing , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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