The Closing Managing Attorney is responsible for legal representation for Ocean Bank as banking, corporate, and/or financial lawyer. This position is responsible for providing legal guidance and direction across multiple departments within the bank and is involved with loan closings, creditor’s rights including perfection of security interests, subordinations as well as other related legal activities and reviews. The Closing Managing Attorney assigns work to the paralegals and approves any changes made by them on the standard legal documents and handles any legal problems that may arise in the preparation of the work. In addition, this position advises various bank officers on any legal matters relating to loan closings and also prepares loan documentation for in-house loan closings.
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Reviews and approves legal documents on behalf of the bank.
- Answers and guides the paralegals with any questions or problems they encounter while working on a file.
- Assigns work and follows up on paralegal progress with the file.
- Reviews loan documents for changes.
- Advises bank officers on loan closing matters.
- Prepares agreements and other documents.
- Speaks with clients and/or their attorney’s.
- Performs loan closings and maintains all loan closing templates up to date
- Manages loan closing pipeline assignments of Commitment Letters and review of loan request file prior to loan closing assignment.
- Manages and interviews outside loan closing attorneys
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Specifically responsible for supervision of the Loan Closing Paralegals.
These duties and responsibilities are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this job, although additional ones may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Juris Doctorate (JD) degree, Florida Bar certified and five (5) to eight (8) years of experience as an in-house counsel of a commercial state chartered or national bank with a substantial foreign customer base and with exposure to many different legal areas.
- Commercial litigation experience preferred.
- Top tier university/college and law school preferred.
- Florida Bar certified.
- Preferred focus within a JD; Contract law, internet law, privacy law, real estate law, international transactions, letters of credit, debtor-creditor law, commercial transactions, loan documentation, payment systems, uniform commercial code, business entities, commercial leases, franchise law, banking law, trusts, guardianship, estates, commercial litigation, and private international law.
This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.