Sr Debt Finance Associate Attorney Vicente Sederberg LLP New York, NY


    • Doctorate (Preferred)

    • Bar License in NY or MA? (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Vicente Sederberg LLP is not just a law firm that decided to jump into the cannabis space. We are a cannabis law firm, and we have been at the leading edge of cannabis law and policy since the inception of the regulated cannabis industry. We do not just help clients navigate cannabis and hemp laws and regulations — we help shape those policies, and we have an unparalleled track record of advancing the legal cannabis industry in a dynamic and responsible manner. As Rolling Stone magazine put it, VS is “the country’s first powerhouse marijuana law firm.”

Our firm and many of our individual team members are widely recognized as leaders in cannabis law and policy. VS isranked a Band 1 law firm by Chambers and Partners USA in its “Nationwide: Cannabis Law” practice category, and three of the firm’s partners are individually ranked. Five VS partners were included in the National Law Journal’s annual list of “Cannabis Law Trailblazers” in the first two years it was published, and Business Insider named VS one of “the top 7 law firms in cannabis, according to investors, startups and major companies in the booming industry.” We were also included in the 2020 list of “Top Cannabis Law Firms” compiled by Green Market Report and Cannabis Law Report.

This position is responsible for advising clients on a broad range of corporate matters. This position will also maintain up to date knowledge of industry laws and regulations, perform legal research, and provide updates to and regularly consult with Senior Associate(s) and Partners.

Vicente Sederberg offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance coverages 100% paid for by Vicente Sederberg for all of our full-time employees and their dependents. Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance coverages paid 100% for all of our full-time employees. We also offer a 401k with 4% company match, paid time off, and paid parental leave.

Vicente Sederberg Vicente Sederberg is a team that values diversity of all stripes. We warmly welcome individuals to our team from all different backgrounds and promote an accepting culture and environment. We especially strive to include those who have been historically disadvantaged.

Responsibilities of our Senior Debt Finance Associate include but are not limited to:

  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, which can range in complexity from simple to complex.
  • Prepare, draft, and review legal documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, applications, and real estate documents.
  • Contribute to the firm’s success by continuously improving client relations, profitability, productivity and the collective expertise in cannabis law and the industry that defines VS.
  • Attend firm sponsored events or participate in networking groups.


  • Juris Doctorate required.
  • Licensed attorney in New York or Massachusetts.
  • At least four years’ experience practicing corporate law with experience in debt finance. Must be able to advise clients on debt financings without corporate supervision, including structuring, negotiating and documenting domestic and cross-border debt financing arrangements, including secured and unsecured senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities, acquisition-financing transactions, working capital facilities, as well as loan workouts and restructurings. Must be familiar with UCC and debt financing opinions as well. · Other corporate experience such as M&A, venture finance, and real estate is preferred, but not required.
  • Prior cannabis industry not required.
  • Well versed in contract drafting.
  • Am Law 200 experience a plus.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with clients, the public and individuals at all levels of the organization in a positive, collaborative manner.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Net Docs, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, DocuSign and Clio preferred.
  • Exceptional organization skills, strong self-motivator with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent time and deadline management skills in fast paced environment, able to juggle multiple projects and reprioritize quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to uphold highest standards of discretion and confidentiality and exercise good judgment on day-to-day decisions.

Qualified applicants please send your cover letter, resume, representative transaction list and salary requirements to be considered.

Vicente Sederberg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation or identity, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:


  • Doctorate (Preferred)


  • Corporate Law Debt Finance: 4 years (Preferred)


  • Bar License in NY or MA? (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company’s website:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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