Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

Jan 24, 2023
Jan 29, 2023
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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 – $300,000 per year

A bit about us:

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.

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.

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

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.

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.
  • 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

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.

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