Position Summary:  Northpoint is looking to immediately hire an Associate Counsel with 1-2 years of experience practicing UCC Article 9 secured commercial lending. The Associate Counsel will support Northpoint’s floorplan financing, AR financing, and ABL lines of business. The Associate Counsel will report to and support the Managing Counsel primarily by negotiating and drafting documents and providing practical legal advice directly to various business units. The Associate Counsel will also support Managing Counsel on default and workout accounts; repossessions and bankruptcies; compliance and regulatory issues; and other forms of legal support required by the business.

Required Skills: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Excellent emotional intelligence and ability to build relationships with colleagues across all business units.
  • Ability to discuss legal issues with businesspeople in a clear, concise, business friendly manner.
  • Curiosity and ability to self-motivate without micro-management.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Positive, upbeat attitude. Willingness to roll up sleeves (no job too big, no job too small).

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.  Alternatively, Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school.  Minimum of high school or GED required.

Computer Skills:

Microsoft Office required, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel.  Excel and Outlook utilization will be particularly heavy.  Ability to rapidly become proficient in the utilization of the customer relationship management software is critical.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel and to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.