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Counsel, Investments

Counsel, Investments

Chicago

The Role

Join our legal team and contribute to our mission of supporting innovative entrepreneurs that are creating change and driving impact towards some of the world’s biggest challenges across the food, agriculture, oceans, and clean energy markets.

S2G Ventures is seeking a motivated, entrepreneurial and collaborative attorney to join our in-house legal team. You will report directly to the General Counsel and work across a variety of matters, with a particular focus on investments and general corporate matters. You will have primary responsibility for supporting portfolio investments across our funds, which currently include companies in food & agriculture, oceans, renewable energy, as well as special opportunities across a variety of climate solutions. In addition to your primary role of supporting and overseeing the investment portfolio, you will also collaborate with cross-functional teams on a wide variety of other legal matters, including compliance, labor & employment, intellectual property and tax matters.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced and rapidly growing organization that seeks to have a lasting positive impact on the world. Apply now to be a part of our dynamic and fast-paced team.

Desired Experience and Skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advise the investment teams on a broad range of corporate transactional matters, including domestic and international venture capital investments, growth equity investments, co-investments and debt instruments

  • Assist in the formation and structuring of new investment vehicles

  • Attend investment committee meetings and provide the committee members with guidance on legal and compliance questions

  • Draft, review, and negotiate various agreements, including investment documents, fund formation documents, side letters, consulting agreements, vendor contracts and NDAs

  • Serve as a resource for the investment teams on trading questions, securities issues, investment due diligence and risk assessment

  • Engage and manage external counsel, as needed, to address substantive legal, regulatory and business issues as they arise

  • Handle a wide variety of other day-to-day demands and workflow from a sophisticated team of investment professionals


Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school

  • Current and active license to practice law in State of Illinois

  • At least 4 years of experience as a corporate/transactional attorney, preferably including experience at a law firm and either a venture capital firm or investment adviser

  • Proficiency with a variety of investment documents, including limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, investment documentation, side letters and subscription agreements

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

  • High level of integrity, ethics, and professionalism


Personal attributes that support your success

  • Having the ability to act as a trusted advisor while demonstrating expertise and integrity

  • Possessing the confidence to admit when you do not know the answer and the resourcefulness to then find the answer

  • Being entrepreneurial, flexible, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity, and willing to learn

  • Feeling excited by the opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced and rapidly growing organization

  • Possessing exceptional organizational skills with the ability to simultaneously lead or participate in multiple projects

  • Having the flexibility required to lead sophisticated investment transactions and then pivot to less glamorous tasks like vendor contracts

  • Being a good listener and an effective and clear communicator

  • Being humble, yet confident

  • Being a team player and showing respect while collaborating with others

  • Remaining results oriented while exercising sound judgment in your work

  • Possessing unquestionable ethics and personal integrity

APPLY

S2G Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

ABOUT S2G
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S2G Ventures, the direct investment team of Builders Vision, partners with entrepreneurs who are working on solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges across the food, agriculture, oceans, and clean energy markets. We provide capital, mentorship, and value-added resources to companies pursuing innovative market-based solutions that generate positive social, environmental, and financial returns. We provide our partners with flexible capital solutions that can range from seed and venture funding through growth equity to debt and infrastructure financing.

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