Legal, Merchant Banking Division Attorney, Vice President, Dallas

Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
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Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President/Executive Director
Business Unit
MBD Legal
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We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.



Founded in 1869, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (MBD) is the firm’s primary direct investing and lending platform and is the largest private investment platform within a leading global bank. MBD has over 30 years of investing experience across private equity, infrastructure, private debt, growth equity and real estate strategies. MBD apartners with investors, portfolio companies and sponsors to unlock value, drive returns and turn innovative thinking into growth.


Private Equity

Established in 1986, MBD Private Equity leverages the platform and global network of Goldman Sachs, providing differentiated access in sourcing new opportunities, while acting as a trusted partner across the lifecycle of an investment. MBD Private Equity invests across industries and geographies, and in a variety of complex situations, including leveraged buy-outs and recapitalizations.


Growth Equity

GS Growth is MBD’s Growth Equity platform is dedicated to providing expansion capital to category-defining companies, spanning multiple industries, including Enterprise, FinTech, Consumer and Healthcare.  GS Growth seeks to leverage the global network, resources and expertise of Goldman Sachs to enable portfolio companies to scale via product, customer and geographic expansion or M&A.



Established in 2006, MBD Infrastructure makes direct investments in infrastructure and infrastructure related companies. MBD Infrastructure pursues a long-term investment strategy for infrastructure assets and partners with experienced operators and management teams across multiple sectors, including transportation, utilities, telecom and energy. MBD Infrastructure benefits from the platform and global network of Goldman Sachs, providing differentiated access in sourcing new opportunities and unlocking value, while acting as a trusted partner across the lifecycle of an investment.  


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Real Estate

MBD Real Estate provides debt and equity capital to commercial real estate investors, developers and companies globally, across the capital structure. MBD Real Estate invests in assets ranging from single properties to large portfolios, through senior mortgages, mezzanine debt and equity.  MBD Real Estate leverages a team of investment and asset management professionals located around the world, and strong regional market relationships to source, assess, manage and make investments with a tailored local perspective.



Established in 1996, MBD Credit is one of the world’s largest alternative credit investing platforms, offering innovative and bespoke financing solutions across the risk spectrum, ranging from corporate performing credit to opportunistic and distressed situations.  MBD Credit leverages its scale, expertise and embedded position within Goldman Sachs as well as deep relationships with sponsors, management teams and corporates to make credit investments to large and middle market companies in need of capital. 



  • Advising bankers on structuring, execution and negotiation of deal documentation, diligence, compliance, regulatory filings and reputational issues
  • Liaising closely with portfolio companies regarding legal, regulatory, compliance and reputational issues
  • Working  with investor relations team on fund formation and investor communications
  • Instructing/working with / managing external counsel


  • 5-8 years’ post qualification experience required in a leading law firm or financial institution.
  • Transaction experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity is required
  • Fund formation / asset management skills are a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; the ability to clearly articulate ideas and develop stakeholder relationships
  • Team-oriented with ability to respond and be flexible to client demands while adhering to firm policies and group practices
  • Ability to engage proactively as an advisor to the business and collaboratively work with other control areas



At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

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