Aviation Finance Associate or Counsel – Tier 1 International Firm – Miami

Our client, a global law firm known for its strong client relationships and excellent culture, is looking to hire a mid/senior-level Associate or Counsel into its tier 1 Aviation Finance team in New York or Miami. Candidates must be qualified in either New York or Florida. Candidates in Miami will be required to undertake the Florida bar, if they haven’t done so already.

You would join a team of over 60 lawyers representing major banks, leasing companies, airlines, hedge funds, private equity firms and other investors in a wide range of complex international and domestic transactions focusing on the financing, leasing, acquisition and disposition, restructuring and enforcement of aviation, rail, maritime and general equipment assets.

The cohesive and collaborative team across the States has a diverse and unique multidisciplinary practice that gives you the opportunity to work closely with Partners and to participate in business development and client-facing activities.  The firm’s fantastic platform supports career development, and thrives on excellent client service.

This law firm is particularly known for its excellent training and support from Seniors. There is no hierarchy – whereby Partners respect Associates and they let you have the responsibility of getting the right level of work that they think you are ready for. Associates describe the place as having a ‘midwestern, friendly feel’ and the firm actively encourages a healthy work/life balance. It is a great step towards an international firm without losing its ‘small-firm’ feel. Everyone truly knows everyone here – even across countries.

The firm is headquartered in Chicago; as such it takes pride in its fantastic ethos and focus on wellbeing and maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Its Partners and Associates are involved in business development and are encouraged to be leaders in knowledge management and leading diversity or pro bono initiatives.

Hours target is 1850, with an uncapped (and above-market) bonus starting at 2000 hours. The firm is very flexible when it comes to hours and remote working policies.

The firm strives to keep a strong cashflow – never making layoffs. There is no ‘last one in, first one out’ culture. As such, the pay is slightly below market. The pay for this role is between $300,000-$370,000.

The Partnership track is very viable, and you will be supported to build a strong book of business from day 1. There are origination bonuses even as Associates (going up to as high as 15%). Partners are paid extremely well, and it is a very lucrative place to be a working Partner.

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