Associate - Transactional/Public Finance/Economic Development for ANY Location

Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #233
Friday, July 30, 2021
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Location: Open to any area in NY State or Washington DC

Description: Harris Beach PLLC’s Public Finance and Economic Development team is growing and seeks a mid-level associate to support institutional lenders, corporations, partnerships and other entities with various forms of public and private financings, joint venture, acquisition and other corporate transactions. We are looking to hire a corporate transactional person to work on privately placed debt and equity issuances for private and quasi-governmental entities. Most activities can be performed from a virtual environment so your location is not as relevant as your ability to flex time and be available as peak workflow demands.


  • Drafting and negotiating various transactional agreements
  • Work directly with clients to initiate, grow and maintain relationships
  • Supervise pre- and post-closing matters, including preparation of documents for recording/filing
  • Draft documentation for industrial development agency and local development corporation straight-lease and loan transactions
  • Legal research and drafting of memoranda with regard to municipal finance and economic development matters


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in corporate transactions and/or public finance required; Am Law 200 experience preferred
  • Must be admitted in New York; admission in Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC a plus
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to exceptional client service
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of independence, professionalism and client orientation
  • Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced, team oriented environment
  • Some overnight travel may be required
  • Military experience welcome

Harris Beach is committed to an inclusive environment and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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  • Pittsford, NY 14534, USA