Assistant General Counsel, Project Finance & M&A in Chicago, IL

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Energy & Utilities   •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

Job Description

Invenergy believes inclusion drives innovation

Diverse teams are better teams. The perspectives and experiences that people from different backgrounds bring to an organization drive better decisions and improved business results. Invenergy employees are inclusive and welcoming of all colleagues of all backgrounds, genders, races, sexual orientations, religions and abilities.

Position Overview

As Assistant General Counsel, Project Finance & M&A you will provide professional legal advice, counsel, and guidance to support the development, construction, finance and management of Invenergy's growing renewable and clean energy portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide legal support to Invenergy's Finance and Capital Markets team in connection with the debt and equity financing and acquisition and disposition of energy and infrastructure projects in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Provide guidance on transaction structuring
  • Support the drafting and negotiatiation of project and corporate finance loan and security documentation, including tax equity related agreements.
  • Draft and negotiate equity related agreements, including purchase and sale, joint venture, shareholder, membership, contribution and similar equity agreements.
  • Work cross-functionally with Invenergy's commercial and other functional teams as well as third-party advisors.
  • Ensure consistency across transactions and compliance with internal policies.
  • Review material project contracts including offtake agreements for bankability present finding to management.
  • Select and manage sophisticated outside counsel.
  • The position will require overtime and travel at times.

Required Skills

  • JD degree.
  • 5-7 years of experience either within a law firm or as in-house counsel supporting utility scale renewable energy-related project finance and M&A transactions on behalf of project developers, equity investors and financing parties.
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating sophisticated financing and M&A documentation, including term sheets, commitment letters, loan agreements, security documentation, purchase and sale agreements, joint venture, shareholder and similar agreements.
  • Experience researching and analyzing applicable laws and regulations; conducting due diligence reviews; and managing transaction closings.
  • Able to work cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to relay complex concepts to members of management