Securities Transactional - M&A Attorney
My RIA Lawyer
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My RIA Lawyer

The responsibility of this position is managing specialized work efficiently, with confidence and competence. The position requires above-average attention to detail, concern for the exact correctness of work, and a strong commitment to tasks completed on time. A faster-than-average pace will be the norm for this position. Detailed, specialized work is the major focus. The position will provide security in a stable work environment, allowing the person to plan for, focus on, and complete tasks on hand. When changes in the nature of the work occur, the person in this position will need direction, training, and support. The position will generally be task-oriented, requiring someone with a conservative, careful, and cautious approach to work.


Qualifications Required: Qualified candidates will have five-plus years of relevant experience (as described below), possess excellent academic credentials, and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, leadership and communication skills.

Relevant experience includes experience in connection with (1) investment advisers, (2) private equity fund formation, and (3) broker-dealer regulatory and compliance topics. More specifically, candidates should have some experience in the following:

  • Providing guidance on a full range of issues associated with investment advisers, private equity funds and advisers, hedge funds, and broker-dealers including regulatory/compliance matters, investment vehicles, and industry best practices.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and/or revising advisory agreements and providing support on practical business matters.
  • Monitoring, identifying, and advising clients on regulatory changes.
  • Providing compliance and regulatory support and guidance to a large and diverse investment advisory client base.
  • Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes
  • Defending industry professionals in arbitrations
  • Defending industry professionals in state and federal regulatory actions and Enforcement.
  • Advising firm clients on day-to-day of corporate matters, as well as mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and other transactions
  • Closing M&A and related transactions
  • Serving as the general counsel for financial services companies (including RIAs, Broker-Dealers and private fund companies)
  • Counsel on new investments, corporate structuring, and navigating complex corporate legal scenarios
  • Handling private securities offerings and commercial contracts


  • Extremely task-oriented. High standards of quality and accuracy
  • Adhering to established guidelines and procedures
  • Requires a high degree of information gathering before making a decision
  • Must be comfortable in making decisions in area of specialty or expertise
  • Reserved, factual, formal, and sincere communication
  • Strong follow-through on delegated tasks and assignments
  • Leads by example: is the technical expert in the area

$100,000 - $130,000 yearly
About My RIA Lawyer

My RIA Lawyer is a securities law firm helping advisers and financial services companies navigate the legal complexities of the securities world. The Firm is based in Atlanta, GA with a mission to help financial services firms avoid costly and mentally and emotionally draining regulatory fights by implementing robust compliance programs and defending them in state and federal investigations and enforcement actions. We have been recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country by Law Firm 500. We are a mission-oriented company (with killer benefits).

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