Vice President, Assistant General Counsel-Corporate LawApply Job ID: R-022735 Date posted: 05/13/2022 Primary Location MA-Boston Other Locations MA-Remote
Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!
Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role for you!
LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
The VP, Assistant General Counsel (Corporate Law) will engage in a broad range of general corporate legal work, with an emphasis on supporting LPL Financial’s strategic transactions. The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel within the Corporate Law group of LPL’s Compliance, Legal and Risk Department. This attorney will interface daily with in-house colleagues and business executives in the context of providing legal advice.
The attorney will advise in connection with a range of transactional and financing matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions transactions and minority equity investments in connection with the company’s liquidity and succession solutions.
Merger and acquisition opportunities
Minority equity investment opportunities
Advisor practice acquisition, capital financing and succession planning
Drafting and negotiation of letters of intent, term sheets, definitive acquisition agreements and closing documentation
Creating, implementing and refining forms and procedures in support of LPL Financial’s internal corporate development function
Managing external counsel in connection with strategic transactions
Coordinating with colleagues throughout the firm, including in the corporate development, finance and legal departments, in managing transactions from letter of intent to post-closing
What are we looking for?
We want strong collaboratorswho can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.
JD from a nationally recognized law school
Experience working for a large law firm
Transactional experience – M&A and/or venture capital financing transactions
Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to handle multiple negotiations and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
Excellent drafting, negotiating, and communication skills
Ability to interface well with business executives in real-time to problem-solve and provide independent judgment
In addition, the position may support, on an as-needed basis:
Capital markets transactions, including debt financings
Investor relations and corporate communications
Board of directors and committee matters
The Compliance, Legal & Risk (CLR) team is focused on delivering an industry-leading client service and risk management experience by providing advisors and our internal business partners with proactive guidance, advice, advocacy and consultative partnerships
At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.
We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.
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Information on Interviews:
LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum. During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.