Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Associate Attorney

May 19, 2024
May 23, 2024
Trademark Agent
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Law firm ranked "Best Companies to Work For" among U.S. law firms for 2024 is seeking a Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Associate to join its team!

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Salary: $175,000 – $250,000 per year

A bit about us:

Law firm ranked "Best Companies to Work For" among U.S. law firms for 2024 is seeking a Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Associate to join its team!

Why join us?

Their policy is 10 days a month in office, it's very hybrid friendly
Opportunity to step into meaningful client relationships and be a key component of the Firm's succession plan.
Opportunity to develop and lead your own intellectual property practice.
Emphasis on professional and business development.
Low turnover, collegial and collaborative environment.
Healthcare (medical, vision, dental), life and disability insurance.
Competitive compensation, benefits package, pension plan and a generous 401k plan.
Paid maternity and paternity leave.
Employee discounts (e.g., commuter benefits) and wellness programs (e.g., in–office gym and massages; 24/7 tele–medicine).
This role allows a flexible work schedule with a hybrid remote/in–office presence.

Job Details

Seeking an Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate to join its Corporate Practice. The ideal candidate will have 5–8 years of 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 EC/VC transactions. In addition, this attorney should have significant experience with transactional and corporate governance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate structure (formation and reorganization), corporate contracts (operating agreements, license agreements, service contacts, buy/sell agreements etc.), joint ventures, divestitures and private equity.

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.
Experience drafting transaction agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity, negotiating deal terms, managing transaction closings and processes, and providing thorough factual and legal research and analysis.
Ability to 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).

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