Corporate Counsel

New York or LA [Hybrid]



About the Company:  About the Role: The Corporate Counsel will support the firm’s legal affairs across the organization, working with the VP of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer, Director of Compliance, investment team, other internal Greycroft teams, and outside counsel. This is a critical, cross-functional role in a rapidly growing venture capital firm with visibility into all levels of the investment team and the partnership. Responsibilities: The Corporate Counsel will be responsible for working with the VP of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer to support the investment team and other facets of the firm with a broad range of projects and activities, including: • Structure, negotiate and execute portfolio company financing transactions. This includes managing outside counsel (for new investments) or negotiating directly with opposing counsel (for follow-on investments) as applicable; coordinating with internal parties; reviewing deal documents; and overseeing deal processes • Advise on and negotiate contracts related to portfolio company exit transactions (including M&A, IPOs, and wind-downs) by reviewing relevant documents, coordinating comments, researching open questions, dealing with counterparties, and managing post-closing items (including escrows, earnouts, and SEC filings) • Review and advise on other portfolio company transactions, including venture debt, commercial relationships, cap table changes, and board/stockholder consent • Review and negotiate commercial contracts, including vendor agreements, speaker agreements, licenses, engagement letters, and NDAs • Support compliance efforts, including ensuring compliance with existing policies and applicable rules/regulations and preparing necessary filings alongside compliance colleagues • Maintain corporate records, including ensuring that all deal and fund-related documentation has been received and properly stored • Assist in the implementation of processes to scale with the growth of the firm About You: A J.D. from a top tier law school • 3-4 years of corporate law experience, preferably for a startup/VC-focused law firm; some experience at an operating company/startup is a plus • Experience with venture financings, cap tables, M&A transactions, and general startup-related questions and activities; • Experience with venture capital fund formation/compliance and public company considerations a plus • Strong contract drafting, negotiating, and issue-spotting skills • Highly detail-oriented with the ability to make inferences and understand the interdependencies of information and risk across the firm Perks: