Associate General Counsel Job in Fora Financial LLC

Fora Financial, located in NYC, is a leading financial services company providing working capital to small and mid-size businesses nationwide.

Established in 2008, we support small businesses in need of financing to sustain or grow their enterprise by providing innovative, customized, and flexible working capital solutions. We operate through a consultative approach, listening to customers and providing what best meets their needs in an ever-changing financial market. To date, Fora Financial has delivered over $2 billion in working capital to over 25,000 customers.

Position Summary
This position reports to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer and is part of the Legal and Compliance Department where initiative, enthusiasm, and collaboration are critical. Our primary focus is on helping protect the company against undue risk exposure. The Associate General Counsel will handle a variety of general corporate legal and compliance matters, support the department’s overall legal and compliance objectives and provide legal guidance for new and ongoing company initiatives.
A Day in the Life of an Associate General Counsel

Supports various departments including, but not limited to, servicing, collections, underwriting, and asset management.
Handles pre-litigation and litigation disputes, including oversight of outside counsel and collection firms.
Reviews, drafts and negotiates agreements.
Builds out reporting and technology systems for collections, asset management performance and oversight.
Sets forth company strategy on driving asset performance, including litigations, settlements, and liquidations
Advises the business on law firm and vendor relationships, involving matters of efficiency, reporting, and asset management.
Stays current on regulatory, legal and industry developments.
Conforms customer applications, agreements and compliance materials to reflect current law and regulations.
Updates internal policies and procedures.
Support General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in company-level initiations and special projects.

What You Have

JD with a minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience, preferably within an in-house legal department, at a major law firm, and/or as compliance generalist in the financial services industry (commercial lending, revenue advances, and/or alternative finance experience, a plus).
Experience in financial service transactions and commercial negotiation
Familiarity with commercial lending and revenue advance regulations, and best practices for marketing, sales and originations.
Propensity to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks, and propose creative, business-oriented solutions
Proactive approach to legal and risk mitigation for growing companies
Superior written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills.
Skill in handling evolving priorities in a dynamic environment in a thoughtful and practical manner.
Ability to relate well to co-workers and build effective business partnerships.

The Benefits of Working for Fora Financial:

A good work/life balance
Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
401K Match
Life Insurance at No Cost to Employees
Generous Time Off Plan Including Rollover Vacation Days
Commuter Benefits
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending

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