Responsibilities And Qualifications

Goldman Sachs is seeking a lawyer/associate to join the Structure Finance and Lending team. The Legal Negotiation and Execution Associate is responsible for negotiating deal terms, reviewing legal documents and assisting in all phases of the Secured Financing Negotiation from Term Sheet to Closing.


  • Review and analyze credit agreements and other deal documents related to secured financing
  • Work with outside counsel to review and analyze commercial and legal terms as it relates to secured financing
  • Draft and review committee memos as it pertains to structure and deal terms
  • Negotiate deal terms with client
  • Review term sheets and initial diligence files to contemplate structure of transactions
  • Interface with different divisions within GS to move transactions forward
  • Maintain an active list of transactions and counsel
  • On-going review and analysis of executed agreements to ensure compliance with monitoring facility performance
  • Work with conflicts and business selection group to identify transactions and new financing opportunities
  • Involvement in project initiatives relating to the SFL business, including enhancing and developing system architecture that supports the function


  • Juris Doctor (required)
  • Basic knowledge of Leveraged Lending market
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid analytical/logical mindset
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Strong communication skills (clear, concise, and confident)
  • Able to work under tight time constraints and extended hours as required
  • Previous experience with credit agreements and/or loan documents