Transactions Assistant - Structured Finance

24000150 Requisition #

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If you are a highly talented individual interested in working as a Structured Finance Transactions Assistant, we want to hear from you!  

This position can sit in our New York office and offers a hybrid work schedule.  

A Structured Finance Transactions Assistant is a key member of the legal team that assists attorneys, paralegals, and clients. The Structured Finance Transactions Assistant is involved in many aspects of transactions, ensuring deal documents are organized, preparing/updating documents and spreadsheets, maintaining up to databases, coordinating and tracking transaction signature collection, gathering information for internal and external sources, maintaining accurate records and otherwise helping with transaction tasks. It is a perfect position for someone interested working in a law firm environment.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School or GED
  • 1 year of demonstrated success working in a fast-paced environment
  • Must demonstrate a basic level of proficiency in Word
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with paralegals, attorneys, and clients regularly
  • Excellent organizational and attention-to-detail skills to manage volumes of documents, binders, letters, charts, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Experience and/or interest in learning and working with cutting edge legal tools and software  
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to regularly interact with both clients and legal team members
  • Excellent organization and attention-to-detail skills to manage and track legal documents and spreadsheets with multiple users and versions and prepare and maintain checklists 
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines

What will your day look like? 
As a Structured Finance Transactions Assistant, you will assist attorneys, paralegals, and clients execute transactions.  This will include attention to many organizational aspects of deals, including tracking, organizing, and editing documents, researching public records, assisting with electronic closing volumes, creating, and maintaining signature tracking spreadsheets, entering data, and maintaining records. You will also perform transaction research and assist the legal team in closing large transactions using electronic mail and signature collection and tracking progress. You will obtain documents and other information from governmental agencies or public agencies and information from accounting, timekeeping, and attorneys for audit letter responses.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success. 

General & Essential Job Expectations 
While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties;
  • Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner;
  • Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product;
  • Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required;
  • Foster positive work relationships;
  • Comply with all firm policies and practices;
  • Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed;
  • Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned.

Our employees are expected to embrace and uphold our firm values as a part of our DLA Piper culture. We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people.

Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements 
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

The expected pay range for this position, if hired to work in New York the expected pay range is $29.98 - $42.35 per hour. Non-exempt positions will be paid on an hourly basis and paid overtime in accordance with applicable laws. The compensation offered to a candidate selected for employment will be dependent upon various factors, including the candidate’s geographic market, skills, educational and professional background, experience, and overall qualifications. We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k).

Application Process:
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Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email.  

Agency applications will not be considered. 

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