Vice President, Legal (Funds/M&A)

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 real estate, credit and equity investment complex, including fund-formation, 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 
  • 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. 
  • 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 financial services and investment management group and/or in-house at an alternative asset manager). Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience with registered investment advisers, real estate, credit and equity investment transactions. 
  • 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