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Private Equity Funds Associate-New York-Vault/AmLaw Top 25- 4+ years experience

New York
Full Time

Private Equity Funds Associate


Location: New York

Employer: Top ranked, global private equity fund practice-Vault/AmLaw Top 25

Experience Requirement: 4+ years experience advising private equity firms on fund formation, administration, portfolio investment and compliance issues. Ideal candidate would have several years of significant responsibility advising clients in the private equity fund formation at a global firm. 

Responsibilities likely to include but are not limited to:

      • Advising generally on fund formation issues, including drafting offering documents, subscription documents, side letters and partnership agreements, negotiating with institutional investors, understanding market terms and supervising junior attorneys
      • Advising fund sponsors on operation and compliance issues
      • Advising on portfolio investment-related matters, including special purpose vehicles and joint venture arrangements
      • Advising on fund restructuring and general partner/manager compensation issues
      • Negotiating with service providers, including placement agents

Key Characteristics:

      • Substantial experience advising on formations of private equity funds (and managed accounts), including buyout, venture capital and debt, real estate, infrastructure, energy and other sector funds, as well as funds of funds, and negotiating with large, sophisticated institutional investors
      • Proven ability to manage complex projects, including the coordination of attorneys in other disciplines and jurisdictions as well as junior attorneys and legal staff
      • Proven ability to mentor and manage junior attorneys and legal assistants

Academics: Exceptional performance in law school

Bar Admission Requirement: New York

Market Compensation (graduating class):

’21- $215,000 + annual bonus

’20- $225,000 + annual bonus

’19- $250,000 + annual bonus

’18- $295,000 + annual bonus

’17- $345,000 + annual bonus

’16- $370,000 + annual bonus

’15- $400,000 + annual bonus

’14- $415,000 + annual bonus

Signing Bonus: Yes

Listing Contact:

Ken Klawans, President
Office: 800-200-9950 Ext. 701
Cell/Text: 310-299-1030



Listing ID: 44801R28

Important note to all potential candidates

Carlyle Search Group recruits for many of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. These firms have become “biglaw” because they hire the very best and brightest. You should only inquire about this opportunity if you are exceptional.

You must possess ALL of the following if you are seeking to lateral into one of the biglaw firms we work with:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to set priorities, manage expectations and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent/polished legal writing/drafting skills
  • Possesses strong attention to detail
  • Strong people/interpersonal skills including an ability to interface effectively with all levels of stakeholders
  • Ability to competently and professionally interface with business partners of all levels of seniority
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic/willingness to work hard
  • Dependable
  • High degree of maturity
  • Possesses a strong desire to learn and expand legal skill set
  • Keen interest and enjoyment of complex transactions
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent research abilities
  • Willingness to accept significant responsibility
  • Comfortable working directly with clients
  • Dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality legal services
  • Team player
  • Self-starter who is sharp, quick to pick up new concepts, takes initiative and willing to dig in and become an “expert” as needs arise
  • Flexibility and adaptability with respect to assigned tasks and engagements due to changing deadlines, deliverables, and task priorities
  • Ability to take a practical approach to the practice of law taking into account the dynamics of a deal and the needs of the particular clients
  • Possesses leadership skills
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