The Project Finance group of Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate attorney with 5-9 years of experience to join its Corporate Practice Group focusing on project finance, including debt and tax equity, and M&A, with an emphasis on renewable energy-related transactions. Although many members of the project finance group sit in our Seattle office, we will consider applicants to sit in any of our other offices. The individual must have experience managing deals and teams independently. Many of our colleagues did not start their career as the “traditional project finance associate” and their diverse perspectives are valued. You are encouraged to apply even if you don’t think you have deep experience in all the activities typically associated with a senior project finance associate.
Members of our team can expect to benefit from working with clients on mid-market and larger transactions involving solar, wind and energy storage projects. Attorneys in this role often interface with colleagues across offices and practice groups and spend time on telephone and video calls with our clients. The associate in this role will independently produce client-ready documents and will work with others on complex transactions. Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect one human to embody all of these skills, but if you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.
Experience with debt and tax equity project finance and M&A, managing deals and teams
Enjoy the challenge of negotiating and drafting complex transactions;
Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to understand how a project serves clients goals;
A commitment to client service and team success;
Ability to communicate business goals into contract language; and
JD from an accredited university.
Stoel Rives: Part of Our Team A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?” At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm. We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.
How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives: Compensation, Benefits, and More! The pay range for this position in the State of Washington is $335,000+; however, the base compensation presented to a candidate may vary based on skills and overall experience. This information is provided per Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. This salary range is based on market location.
In addition to base compensation, Stoel Rives has a total rewards program that includes an annual discretionary bonus and rich benefits offerings. For example, our benefits offerings include paid family & medical leave (and an on/off-ramp program for expecting parents), unlimited PTO, a flexible schedule program, remote work options, and a sabbatical program for eligible attorneys. We also offer competitive and robust medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, AD&D, EAP, FSA, and Voluntary Life, ADD, and LTC options. We also provide a generous firm-contributed health savings account and a pre-tax transportation/parking plan. To help meet billable hour expectations, we also allow up to 50 hours of billable credit for diversity, equity, and inclusion-related activities, as well as an additional up to 50 hours for pro bono activities.
We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction.
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What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.
We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities, along with participation in the OnRamp Fellowship for legal returners and the OnTrack Sponsorship program. Additional information on these programs, can be found here.
Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.