Attorney - Securities Transactions

Franklin Resources Fort Lauderdale , FL 33301

Posted 4 weeks ago

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing - delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 9,500 employees working in 34 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 160 countries. For more than 70 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

What is the Legal group responsible for?

The Legal team provides practical legal advice and service to the broader organization by reviewing and analyzing the laws and regulations of the legal jurisdictions in which Franklin Templeton operates. Our in-house corporate attorneys interpret these laws and regulations and advise the business on actions required to comply with legal and regulatory obligations. They also guide the business on appropriate courses of action to minimize risk from financial or reputational loss.

What is the Attorney

  • Securities Transactions responsible for?

The successful candidate will work closely with FT's portfolio management and research teams and other business units to provide advice and counseling with respect to investment, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy-related matters on behalf of Franklin's registered funds and advisers, private funds and institutional clients. To a limited extent, the successful candidate may also be asked to contribute to the legal team's efforts regarding registered funds disclosure, fund governance matters and various regulatory matters.

The Attorney

  • Securities Transactions role can work remote or hybrid based in San Mateo, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Stamford, CT, New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Short Hills, NJ or Fort Lauderdale, FL.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of the Attorney

  • Securities Transactions?
  • Reviewing and negotiating investment-related documentation related to debt, equity (venture and private equity), crypto currencies, tokens and structured investments, rights offerings, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations and spin-offs, and non-disclosure agreements related to these transactions

  • Maintenance of existing investments including corporate actions, proxies and mergers and acquisitions

  • Preparing and reviewing regulatory filings regarding investments

  • Providing advice and counseling on bankruptcy-related matters including restructuring transactions, workouts and participating on ad hoc and official committees, reviewing and negotiating related documentation, including amendments to bond indentures, covenant documents, confidentiality agreements and ethical wall procedures

  • Evaluating client agreements to ensure the proper authority for taking actions on behalf of client accounts, negotiating engagement letters with outside counsel and managing and allocating legal expenses

  • Working with business partners to develop policies and procedures with regard to investment-related matters

  • Preparing and providing reporting with respect to these matters to Fund boards and clients as appropriate

  • Managing litigation relating to investments

  • Managing outside counsel

  • Monitoring and advising business partners regarding regulatory developments in these areas

What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?

  • J.D. degree

  • Membership of a state bar (California or New York preferred)

  • 6 to 8 years of experience in a corporate transactional and/or transactional restructuring/bankruptcy practice at a law firm or in-house with an investment management and/or mutual fund complex.

  • Experience in the federal securities laws and rules thereunder, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Code preferred. Knowledge of IRC and ERISA is helpful but not required.

  • A self-directed individual with excellent writing and verbal skills; high degree of attention to detail; and ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced global environment.




What makes Franklin Templeton unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards-the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:

  • Three weeks paid time off the first year

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match on your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions, up to the IRS limits

  • Employee Stock Investment Program

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge

  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center

  • Onsite cafeteria

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people, and see what it means to say, "I AM Franklin Templeton".

Franklin Templeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us at Franklin Templeton Careers to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.

Franklin Templeton is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need an accommodation to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to . In your email, please include the accommodation you are requesting and the job title and job number you are applying for. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request. Please note that only requests for accommodations will receive a response.

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Attorney - Securities Transactions

Franklin Resources