We are seeking a mid/senior level Leveraged Finance associate with four to six years of experience to join our fast-growing and internationally recognized Leveraged Finance Practice. Our team represents private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, corporate issuers and borrowers, lenders and other financial institutions in the full range of debt finance transactions throughout the capital stack. You will have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference to the growth of our Leveraged Finance and PE practice which is one of the most strategically important practices of our Firm. At Baker McKenzie, you will be recognized for your work and be rewarded for it as well. Our work is sophisticated and dynamic. Deal teams are relatively lean compared to work on other kinds of transactions. Take your professional development to the next level by joining our team.  


  • Substantive experience representing private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and/or lenders in a full range of debt finance transactions, including acquisition financings, ABLs, term loan facilities, senior and mezz, dividend and other recapitalizations and refinancing. 
  • Prior experience as a key member of deal teams is preferred, including having taken responsibility for running signings and closings, taking "the pen" on drafting and negotiating debt commitment papers and credit documentation, etc.
  • Exposure to middle-market private equity transactions is helpful.
  • Prior experience working across from or representing alternative credit providers and private lenders is helpful.
  • Deal Sheet required

We are looking for talented self-starters. In addition, we are seeking individuals who are original thinkers, possess the drive to achieve results for our clients, and have the capacity to assume increasing responsibility in a highly successful global organization.

Please include a cover letter, transcript, deal sheet and resume with the application. The candidate must have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members. Must be admitted to and a member in good standing of the NY Bar.

For candidates living and working in our New York City office only, the annual salary range is between $250,000 and $345,000.
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