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Employer is looking for Counsel Commercial Banking in Boston, MA. This local job opportunity with ID 686657 is live since 10/05/2017.


Counsel - Commercial Banking will be a member of the Legal Department Commercial Banking Group, and primarily responsible for providing broad based legal support and strategic advice to Citizens’ Commercial Banking business lines in connection with commercial lending activities.  Legal support provided by Counsel - Commercial Banking will include providing timely and effective legal advice regarding transaction-specific structures, negotiations and documentation, managing outside counsel engaged to represent Citizens in connection with commercial banking transactions and coordinating, as necessary, with other Legal Department colleagues as well as colleagues in Commercial Credit, Risk, Compliance and Loan Operations in connection with Citizens’ Commercial Banking activities.

This individual will have direct experience working for a practice group at a large bank or large law firm providing legal support to financial institutions in connection with commercial lending transactions and related activities and be familiar with current market practice and trends, applicable banking regulations and model forms and guidance issued by relevant trade associations.

Responsibilities include:

Advising and counseling on on-going transactional activity

Reviewing and drafting transaction documentation

Partnering with Commercial Banking, Legal, Risk, Credit, Compliance, Finance and Internal Audit colleagues to proactively and timely resolve business issues

Actively participating in relevant trade associations, such as the LSTA


  • 5 years of experience working for a lending practice group at a large bank or law firm leading a range of commercial lending transactions (e.g. secured and unsecured financing, cash flow and asset-based financing, sponsor-backed acquisition financing, cross-border financing, etc.)   
  • Transactional experience should include representation of commercial lending clients in connection with both single lender and syndicated credit facilities 
  • Documentation experience should include primary drafting responsibilities for credit agreements, guaranties, security and pledge agreements, commitment letters, fee letters and term sheets, deposit account control agreements and confidentiality agreements   
  • Firm grasp of Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 and rules relating to security interest attachment, perfection and priority     
  • Familiarity with commercial lending market practices and legal standards, best practices and model forms developed by relevant trade associations (e.g. LSTA) and relevant banking regulations  
  • Experience in dealing with senior banking executives and credit risk officers  
  • Experience in counseling/advising both senior and junior commercial bankers  
  • Highly developed communication skills   
  • Ability to understand financial statements and transaction documents   
  • Senior-level presentation skills   
  • Team player who collaborates and coordinates with lines of business and functional-support areas with a transparent work style   
  • Highly developed professional ethics    
  • Commitment to operational excellence   
  • Ability to give, receive and learn from constructive feedback


  • JD a from top tier law school 


Hours & Work Schedule

Hours per Week:  40

Work Schedule:  Monday thru Friday

Why Work with Us

At Citizens, you’ll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Employer and Citizens Securities, Inc. to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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