Strategic Financial Solutions

  • Junior Attorney (Buffalo, NY)

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
    Category
    Legal
    Job ID
    2018-1115
  • Overview

    Does the idea of using your law degree to help people that are in financial distress appeal to you? Are you empathetic when speaking to clients that are dealing with difficult situations? Do you enjoy working in a fast-moving, fun environment?  If you answered YES to these questions, you may have just found the role for you!

     

    Strategic Financial Solutions is a leading consumer finance company that specializes in helping people that have too much credit card debt. We were recently named the 21st Best Company to Work for in New York by Best Companies to Work For and have been certified as a Great Place to Work 4 times.  Additional honors include being named, two times, as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York City and to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States.

     

    Our high-growth company is seeking a highly motivated in-house attorney to join our in-house litigation team. Our focus is helping clients that have received a summons from creditors. This role will be focused on litigation defense, consultation with clients and negotiations with creditors. Ideal candidates will be proactive, team players who are quick and eager to learn new skills. This position will act as a liaison between multiple departments and different attorneys across the US. Additionally, the in-house attorneys work independently on small to medium sized matters and assist other team members on large/complex matters.

     

    Candidate admitted to practice in multiple states is a plus, particularly any of the following states: Florida, California, Texas, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, Ohio, and New Jersey.

    Responsibilities

     

    • Negotiate settlements for legal disputes
    • Prepare and draft legal documents
    • Work with and advise clients and attorneys on highly escalated matters, as well as provide guidance and practical solutions to multiple departments
    • Draft and file pleadings and manage ongoing litigation matters from start to finish
    • Review plaintiff motions and prepare responsive motions
    • Provide direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day –to-day matters
    • Implement good judgement in internal and external written and verbal communications
    • Develop an innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives with a great level of professionalism and exceptional business judgment
    • Other duties as requested, and flexibility with regards to special projects or specific needs

    Qualifications

    • JD graduate from an ABA accredited law school – no specific experience needed
    • New York Bar License Required
    • Analytical thinker/forward and outside the box
    • Self-motivated, team player with a sense of humor
    • Ability to effectively communicate
    • Can provide practical legal advice that considers both the legal and business risk of a situation
    • Experience with bankruptcies, mortgages, and/or creditor negotiations a plus
    • Audit/Quality Control Experience a plus
    • Salesforce knowledge and experience is preferred, but not required.

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