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Job Title: Attorney - Business and Finance Group
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: 1800 (minimum) client billable hours requirement; ability to service client needs when necessary

Job Summary/Scope:

This is a unique opportunity to primarily support a senior equity partner who is beginning to transition his practice and a young equity partner with a fast-growing book of business. As a member of HMB’s Business and Finance Group, the position will focus on general counsel work for larger privately held businesses and mergers and acquisitions. This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with C-level executives and management by leading complex matters, while continuing to develop and advance skill sets. The candidate must have strong academic and work credentials, excellent business acumen, the ability to relate and connect with people, strong organizational skills, be able to work independently and in groups, and a strong sense and desire to provide superior client service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All aspects of maintaining client relationships including:
    o Serving as the day-to-day contact person for ongoing client needs (both C-level executives and management)
    o Participating in complex transactions and growing to a lead role
    o Drafting complex agreements
    o Maintaining and organizing client documents, schedules and follow up items
  • Responding promptly and efficiently to internal and external client requests, seeking guidance from supervising partners in HMB’s Business and Finance Group as needed
  • Proactively building rapport with clients and endeavor to understand each client’s industry
  • Managing and growing client relationships

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Relating to Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Extensive M&A transactional experience
  • Negotiating and drafting the purchase and sale agreement and ancillary transaction agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating closing documents, overseeing closings, and assisting with post-closing actions and integration planning
  • Managing and conducting legal due diligence and helping to coordinate broader diligence activities across the acquisition team
  • Managing associates, paralegals and other members of the transactional deal team

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Juris Doctor degree; licensed to practice law in IL with strong academic credentials
  • 6 years of law firm, corporate law and M&A experience
  • Accounting/Finance background a plus
  • Strong drafting skills; written work product is effective and concise, demonstrates thoughtful, clear sequencing of ideas; presents ideas and fact patterns persuasively
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail orientated and proficient in working with charts, checklists, agendas and other project management and organizational tools

Key Attributes:

  • Values a culture of collaboration and is committed to working in a team environment to foster and expand existing client relationships and develop new business opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoys working with and interacting with people; professional demeanor with the ability to interact with clients in a mature and friendly manner; assertive and confident, comfortable conversing with C-level executives
  • Highly motivated and eager for client-facing opportunities and growing long-term client relationships
  • Eager to develop into a leader within the firm; demonstrates a strong desire to contribute to the firm’s success.
  • Flexible to change work priorities and direction based on fast-paced, ever changing client needs
  • Strong desire to contribute to the firm’s success and to expand the existing client book of business

Physical Demands:

Individuals in this position must possess physical and sensory ability necessary to safely and successfully perform all essential job functions and responsibilities.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.


 

Job Title: Associate Attorney – Litigation Group
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: 1800 (minimum) client billable hours requirement; ability to service client needs when necessary
Reports to: Litigation Practice Group Chair

Job Summary/Scope:

The attorney will support a group of partners in HMB’s Litigation Group, with a focus on working in complex litigation matters. Practice consists of representing private businesses, financial institutions, credit committees, D&O insurance carriers, real estate developers, landlords

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to independently draft motions, written discovery and take depositions
  • Successfully argue motions
  • Assist with trials from inception to completion
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects and articulate legal strategies and courses of action
  • Experience in arbitration and mediation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Identifying and staying on top of client needs

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Juris Doctor degree; licensed to practice law in IL
  • 4-6 years of law firm, litigation experience
  • Strong drafting skills; written work product is effective and concise, demonstrates thoughtful, clear sequencing of ideas; presents ideas and fact patterns persuasively

Key Attributes:

  • Values a culture of collaboration and is committed to working in a team environment to foster and expand existing client relationships and develop new business opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoys working with and interacting with people; professional demeanor with the ability to interact with clients in a mature and friendly manner; comfortable conversing with C-level executives
  • Highly motivated and eager for client-facing opportunities and growing long-term client relationships
  • Eager to develop into a leader within the firm; demonstrates a strong desire to contribute to the firm’s success
  • Flexible to change work priorities and direction based on fast-paced, ever changing client needs

Physical Demands:

Individuals in this position must possess physical and sensory ability necessary to safely and successfully perform all essential job functions and responsibilities.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.


 

Job Title: Litigation Paralegal
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt (overtime over 40 hours per week)
Hours: At a minimum - M-F, 9-5, additional necessary - varies by business needs
Reports to: Litigation Practice Group Chair/Chief Operating Officer

Job Summary/Scope:

The Litigation Paralegal is a self-starter whose primary responsibility is to support litigation attorneys on trials and cases.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage caseloads from inception to completion
  • Organize documents and coordinate productions
  • Conduct various document searches and factual research
  • Prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation
  • Motion practice
  • Court filings
  • Prepare for and attend trials

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a litigation paralegal
  • Experience in e-filing in both State and Federal Court systems
  • Proficient in Relativity, iManage and Pacer
  • Experience with Summation
  • Paralegal certificate
  • Undergraduate degree

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

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