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Sr. Counsel

Company: MFS Institutional Advisors
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

BASIC PURPOSE:

MFS is seeking an attorney with fixed income and creditor side work-out and bankruptcy experience and, borrower side experience negotiating and documenting various credit arrangements.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Advising the fixed income investment team on workouts and restructurings of distressed securities and legal issues associated with investment opportunities and structured products to assess structure, counter-party risk, collateral and suitability, reviewing and negotiating investor letters, consents, forbearance agreements, confidentiality agreements, indemnity agreements, lock-up agreements, bank debt trading agreements, and related investment documents, and resolving various trading and settlement issues related to deflated bank debt, emerging market debt and other unique security structures.

- Advising MFS in connection with sanctions compliance, including keeping abreast of changes in law, understanding MFS' procedures and advising on procedural enhancements when required, reviewing individual investments, answering sanctions questions from clients and trading partners.

- Representing the MFS Funds and MFS in connection with borrowing matters, including the negotiation and maintenance of secured, leverage lines of credit, temporary liquidity facilities, and other borrowing arrangements for corporate or investment purposes.

- Administering various MFS Procedures including with respect to distressed issuers and forbearance agreements and preparing materials for and providing periodic reports to the Board of Trustees evidencing compliance with such Procedures.

- Works with and oversees the work provided by outside counsel on a variety of legal matters ensuring that standards for service delivery and cost are met.

- Assumes additional matters handled by the Legal Department as the attorney's work load permits.

The successful candidate will be part of the legal capital markets team but will physically sit with the fixed income investment team.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

- Bachelor s Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree. (Advanced work in legal specialty is a plus.) Must have been admitted to and be a member in good standing of a state bar, such as the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.

- Minimum of six years of specialized legal experience in applicable area of law.

- Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills.

- The successful candidate will have the ability to formulate solutions to mitigate legal risk while supporting business objectives, present to business clients with confidence and clarity, thrive in a team-orientated environment, and be able to take ownership of projects.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email talent_acquisition@mfs.com for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. "Click here to view the 'EEO is the Law' poster and supplement.

Keywords: MFS Institutional Advisors, Worcester, Sr. Counsel, Legal, Boston, Massachusetts

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