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Counsel, Credit and Capital Markets

Posted Mar 24
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

This position will provide direct legal support to the Credit and Capital Markets teams at Generate. Our Credit team makes credit investments in the sustainable infrastructure market and our Capital Markets team is responsible for all capital formation activities of the company.  We are looking for someone process- and results-oriented, passionate about the type of work Generate is doing, looking to apply their experience as credit, capital markets and/or project finance lawyer to work across technologies spanning the resource revolution.  This is a unique opportunity to work on all aspects of lending to, and raising capital for, sustainable infrastructure solutions on the cutting edge of the resource revolution.


What you will be doing at Generate Capital as Counsel, Credit & Capital Markets:

  • Provide primary support to Generate’s Credit investment team with respect to all transactional, corporate and regulatory matters arising in its operations.
  • Provide support to Generate’s innovative Capital Markets team in connection with its capital formation responsibilities, including equity, bank loan and debt capital markets transactions, as well as private fund formation matters.
  • Utilize your skills and experience serving as both borrower and lender’s counsel to advise on a wide range of project finance, corporate finance, direct credit, securitization-style, high yield notes and other bespoke and structured financings.
  • Apply your experience, your good judgment, and your acumen generally to creating scaled solutions, process, and responses to compliance matters under Generate’s debt and equity agreements and regulatory matters affecting Generate’s business.
  • Assist in the training and development of Generate Credit’s investment team members by expanding their understanding of the legal strategy, structuring considerations and documentation associated with private credit transactions in the sustainable infrastructure market.
  • Provide general advice and contract support to the Company.

Candidate qualifications & core characteristics:

  • A demonstrated passion for, or commitment to, our mission
  • 5+ years at a law firm and/or in-house experience representing commercial banks, private credit providers, sponsors, developers, or IPPs in connection with both corporate and project financings related to sustainable energy assets.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft and negotiate various types of project finance agreements, including credit agreements, collateral agreements and depositary agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct due diligence customary for a project lender with respect to various project development agreements, including site control, offtake, interconnection and transmission, EPC and O&M, and fuel supply (as applicable).
  • Experience on a diverse range of financing transactions, which may include: back-leverage or holdco debt, portfolio financings, high yield bonds, special situations or restructurings, acquisition financings, ABS or warehouse facilities, securitizations, or RBLs.
  • Familiarity with M&A, securities and/or fund formation matters is high preferred.
  • Unimpeachable integrity and glowing references
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including empathy, intuition, and listening as well as strong writing, editing, and basic design skills.
  • High level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting uncomfortable situations or new challenges
  • Intellectual agility, curiosity, and creativity; problem-solving is your default mode
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: flexibility, comfort with risk, recognition that “perfect can be the enemy of the good”

Generate’s compensation packages are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Salary decisions take into account a wide variety of factors including, but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, geographic location, and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is $160,000 - $270,000. In addition, the compensation package may include a discretionary bonus and other benefits, including health care benefits, retirement benefits, benefits permitting paid days off (including sick leave, parental leave, and paid time off or vacation benefits), and other benefits that must be reported for federal tax purposes. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at the top of this range. 

Generate Capital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.