Corporate Counsel

FGI is a global leader in the commercial finance industry, equipping small and medium enterprises with the tools they need to enhance their business. FGI’s three principal business units, FGI Finance, FGI Risk, and FGI Technology provide clients with flexible and customized lending along with risk mitigation and credit insurance solutions designed to support international and domestic growth. Headquartered in New York City with offices across the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK, FGI delivers perfectly tailored and relationship-focused solutions for its clients worldwide.

Office: New York, NY
Contract type: Full-Time


As Corporate Counsel , you would be primarily working from the New York Office. The position is intended to be a commercial finance centric role, with important but ancillary responsibilities including general corporate, vendor/contract management and human resources/employment matters as described below.

The position entails collaborating with the Company’s deal and portfolio teams in all transaction matters, interfacing with and coordinating the Company’s outside legal relationships and providing legal support and advice to the team globally. Additional specific responsibilities would include:

  • Participate as a key company deal team member, supporting the documentation of new loans, reviewing all the transaction and ancillary documents. liaising with outside counsel on deal process and management, and manage the transaction closing checklist on behalf of the Company’s deal execution team
  • Ensure the proper recordation of UCC financial statements on FGI’s tickler system and monitoring of reports confirming that renewal statements are filed timely
  • Coordinate and maintain the archival of legal documentation
  • Work with outside counsel on the preparation and evolution of form transaction agreements used in financing arrangement; maintenance of forms library and distribution of form updates to outside counsel
  • Coordinate and manage external domestic and international counsels and analyze the jurisdictional legal issues
  • Oversee all legal aspects of portfolio maintenance, including managing any required loan modifications, and to partner with the operations team and outside counsel to support workout efforts (strategy, counsel management, default letters, extensions, dunning letters)
  • Collaborate with the operations team to manage FGI’s financing relationships and ensure compliance of FGI with existing credit facilities (including with respect to in house drafting of resolutions, ancillary documentation and other matters). Collaborate with senior management and outside counsel on the periodic review and negotiation of financing documentation of credit facilities with FGI’s financing sources
  • Handle all the contracting needs for the software sales team including support in contract negotiation, variation and renewal with related procurement teams, including exception management on contract form, with any needed support from outside counsel
  • Advise the business on legal responsibilities regarding customer data protection and sovereignty across its various territories, with any needed support from outside counsel
  • Handle any claims or contract dispute issues made against the business
  • Support the BD team in the preparation of proposal letters and in executing NDAs and referral partner agreements
  • Review all employment legal issues, maintain employee office manual and code of conduct, and work with outside counsel as needed
  • Review and approve all contracts with vendors
  • Oversee and maintain organization documents; assist in KYC/AML requests
  • Maintain FGI corporate documents, including amendments to FGI’s operating agreements, board minutes, resolutions, etc.


  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited U.S. law school
  • 5 years minimum experience at a law firm or in-house legal department advising financial institutions on bilateral and syndicated commercial lending transactions with significant cross-border finance experience
  • Additional Experience Considered a “Plus”: Experience with software service license contracts, related intellectual property matters and general employment law experience