Emerging Companies and Venture Capital- Senior Associate AND Partner position(s) available


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Job opportunity- Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Senior Associate AND Partner position(s) available

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Salary $185,000 - $200,000 per year

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Job opportunity- Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Senior Associate AND Partner position(s) available

Why join us?

  • Competitive compensation, benefits package, and a generous 401k plan
  • Health care, life and disability insurance
  • Ample opportunity for business development
  • Low turnover, collegial, and collaborative environment
  • Employee discounts and wellness programs
  • Hybrid in-office/remote role based
  • Base compensation + bonus potential

Job Details

Mid-sized law firm seeking an Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Sr. Associate / Partner to join its Corporate Practice. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working with early stage and growth stage companies, founders and venture capital firms and the ability to act as lead attorney on a range of VC/EC transactions.

In additional, the ideal candidate will have

  • Strong experience with M&A transactions in the technology and venture capital spaces.
  • Familiarity with convertible debt, preferred equity issuances, and related financing tools.
  • Fund formation experience, including experience structuring funds, management entities, and carried interest holding structures.
  • Familiarity with regulatory matters facing funds and issuers, including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, The Securities Act of 1933, Reg D safe-harbors, and state blue sky law compliance.
  • Familiarity and experience with the forms published by the National Venture Capital Association.
  • Understanding of the issues facing clients whose primary asset is intellectual property, including IP ownership, IP development, licensing agreements, tax matters, employee matters, and similar concepts.
  • Experience with the ESG, clean-technology, blockchain, Web 3, and cryptocurrency spaces is a plus.

Candidates can look forward to a practice that will include handling all aspects of complex transactions for clients of all sizes and across industries. This attorney will gain direct client interaction, business development experience, and significant responsibility on complex and sophisticated legal matters.

Please note that this role allows a flexible work schedule with a hybrid remote and in-office presence. This role may also be completely remote.

Job Requirements

  • Experience drafting transaction agreements and documents, negotiating deal terms, managing transaction closings and processes, and providing thorough factual and legal research and analysis.
  • Lead, negotiate, manage and close complex transactions, as well as draft material deal agreements and documents.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will be an integral part of the team, and will have the confidence and demeanor to interact and build relationships with the Firmโ€™s clients. This attorney will serve as business advisor to clients, guiding them in a full range of legal matters throughout their life cycle.
  • Portable book of business not required.
  • Candidates must be currently licensed in Illinois or licensed in another state with a UBE score that qualifies in Illinois for comity, be eligible to waive in, or be willing to sit for an upcoming IL bar exam (open to relocation candidates that meet these requirements).

About Our Corporate Practice

Our Corporate Practice provides clients with sophisticated legal and business advice in areas ranging from business formation through business succession or the sale of a company.

We counsel institutions and executive teams, funds, prominent family business owners, entrepreneurs and other wealthy individuals on a variety of sophisticated and complex domestic and foreign transactions and business law issues including

  • Legal entity formation, reorganization and governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Private equity, venture capital, and debt/financing
  • Operating agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Executive, employment, and compensation arrangements

In the past decade, we have handled more than $8 billion in transactions. On average each year, we close 25 merger and acquisition transactions (up to $1 billion in value), 20 venture capital and 20 bank financings.

The Corporate Practiceโ€™s clients span a variety of industries, including technology and media, high-tech manufacturing, transportation, automotive sales and distribution, consulting and professional services, software design and development, digital marketing and strategy, consumer packaged goods, banking and financial services, sports and entertainment, health life sciences, ESG, environmental and social consciousness, clean energy technology, cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Representing funds, investors in funds, family offices and other dynamic businesses, our team has extensive experience in negotiating and documenting their investment in private companies, including early stage, growth stage, later stage, recapitalizations, workouts and management buyouts. Our experience includes representing these clients as lead investors, as well as in structuring and executing platform, add-on and other acquisition and sale transactions. We also represent a large number of funds, founders and management teams in connection with venture capital financings. In the past decade, we have represented family offices and other high-net-worth investors in more than 200 investments in private equity, venture capital and other investment funds.

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