EVC Ventures is a Chicago-based venture capital fund focused globally on early-stage startups. We are committed to converting entrepreneurial ideas into compelling fundable propositions and viable businesses in the shortest possible time. Since Inception, EVC ventures has invested in a diversified portfolio of startups and has interest in EdTech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Mobile Apps, Security, AR/VR, Drone Technology, and Robotics. EVC Venture has also been awarded the Best Early Stage VC Fund Since Inception by wealth & Finance International News.
EVC Ventures is looking to hire a General Counsel who must have legal, financial, insurance, healthcare, litigation, M&A transactions, HR, data security policy and compliance experience and proven track record in working with fast-paced organizations.
Timings: 8 am – 5 pm ET
Standardizing corporate documents by establishing Board-approved templates
Digitizing corporate documents and approval workflows via e-signature tools and resources
Manage corporate insurance and healthcare contracts, terms, policies and costs
Research and analyzing legal issues and advising the Board
Represent portfolio companies in legal matters including litigation
Lead and manage the negotiation of major contracts
Prepare and review documents related to M&A transactions including LOIs, Termsheets, Purchase Agreements, and Disclosure Schedules
Assist in the negotiation and settlement of contracts
Manage outside counsel as required and approved and in a cost-effective manner
Maintain logs of all legal correspondence, timesheets and expenses
Other duties as assigned by the Board
J.D. and membership in good standing
Practicing attorney with active FL bar license and ability to practice law in Florida
12+ years of overall experience within an established law firm with 3-5 years of experience as in-house counsel (or equivalent)
Experience working in high-growth tech company
Adept in using technology including MS Office, timesheet systems, datarooms, and e-signature resources.
Experience in business strategy (in particular, experience participating in discussions of business strategy and decision-making, with a willingness to weigh in on business strategy questions beyond simply providing the legal point of view)
Experience in litigation
Experience in raising private market equity, as well as M&A. IPO or other public market experience would be a plus.
International business experience, and knowledge of international compliance/regulations
Comfort with rolling up your sleeves and doing your own drafting, commenting, or other legal work
Strong ability to turn legalese into language that everyone understands and believes in
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, holding yourself and others accountable with kindness and humility
Impeccable written, verbal, and presentation skills
Highly organized and able to juggle many projects at any given time