Vice President, Legal (BDC/Securities)

Full-time · New York, United States

Lafayette Square invests to create housing, jobs, and financial inclusion.

Lafayette Square is an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, the Firm confronts critical societal challenges with capital and services in three core areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. For more information about Lafayette Square, please visit lafayettesquare.com

**Vice President, Legal ** Reports to: Managing Director, Legal    **Job Summary **

** PLEASE NOTE there are two legal jobs open -- please apply for one or both roles if your experience is appropriate ** Lafayette Square is looking to add a lawyer to its team. This person would be focused on the firm’s BDC complex, including fund-formation, securities filings, compliance activities and deal work.  The lawyer would report to the Managing Director, Legal.  This is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of a well-capitalized asset management company.      **Responsibilities  **      

  • Provide initial and ongoing legal support in launching new funds and supporting existing private funds, including updating fund documentation 
  • Preparation and submission of regulatory filings (including 8K’s, 10Q’s and 10K’s) for multiple BDCs. 
  • Review investor communications (including due diligence questionnaires and marketing materials). 
  • Negotiate and monitor non-disclosure agreements, service provider agreements and other ancillary agreements. 
  • Assistance with drafting and implementation of internal policies and procedures. 
  • Liaise with fund directors and manage quarterly and ad hoc board meetings. 
  • Manage certain service providers, including outside legal counsel and compliance consultants.    Requirements 
  • Passion for impact investing required. 
  • Experience: 4-7 years (preference for experience both in a law firm’s BDC and/or securities group and in-house at an alternative asset manager). Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience with SEC filings (e.g., 10Q’s and 10K’s) and/or BDCs. 
  • Strong academic credentials - Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor is required. 
  • Mature, responsible, and entrepreneurial qualities to complement the existing team. 
  • Clear, concise writing skills with an ability to distill complex topics. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.    Compensation 

Competitive with market 


This position is unplaced in the org chart

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