Investment Firm

Legal Counsel, Menlo Park, CA

Legal Counsel (Menlo Park, California): Our client, a successful investment firm is looking to hire an experienced legal professional to join a lean legal team.  The new hire will report to the Director of Legal, while gaining exposure to multiple law practice areas including transactions, M&A, funds, tax, corporate securities and compliance. 


Key points: 

  • Firm is growing rapidly (they have added over $1b in AUM in the last 12 months) 
  • Company runs lean (roughly 4.5b and less than 20 people) 
  • Position will offer exposure to all areas of legal including transactions, fund formation, M&A, tax and corporate securities 
  • Given the founders access, this person will have exposure to some of the most influential/cutting edge deals that are happening around the world


  • Work directly with investment professionals to execute transactions 
  • Review and analyze deal terms 
  • Review and draft commercial and transaction agreements 
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives, including pursuing new research initiatives while working closely with finance, operations and compliance 
  • Assist with the execution of the firm’s compliance program


  • 3-5 years of applicable experience from a top tier law firm; preferably covering areas in Fund, M&A or private equity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as this role requires interacting with all levels of personnel; detail oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple items in a fast-paced environment 
  • Self-starter, meticulous with a keen sense of accuracy 

Job Reference #1422

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