The Firm:

Greenspring Associates is one of the largest venture capital investment firms in the world, currently managing over $10 billion in assets across fund, direct and secondary investment strategies. The Firm has over 90 employees with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Palo Alto, California.

Greenspring Associates was founded in 2000 and has been actively investing in venture capital partnerships, expansion stage venture/growth equity direct investments, and secondary market positions through its fund vehicles.

Job description:

We are currently looking for a Counsel to join our growing team. This position will work with our existing legal team, reporting to the General Counsel.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the legal aspects of a wide variety of transactional investment activities, including:
    • Fund formation
    • Investments into companies and funds
    • Secondary transactions
    • Monitoring of existing investments
    • Sale of investments
  • Support the Greenspring legal team in the execution of a wide variety of additional functions and documents, including:
    • Investment due diligence
    • Completion and review of subscription documents
    • Side letters
    • Corporate documents (e.g., charters, resolutions, IRAs, voting agreements)
    • NDAs
    • Vendor contracts
    • Proposals; letters of intent; purchase agreements
    • Entity formation and filings
    • SEC filings
    • Closings
    • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations (in coordination with the General Counsel and CCO)
  • Maintain data, knowledge and the integrity of Greenspring's operations and legal documents
  • Provide guidance on a variety of corporate governance issues
  • Assist in the entire Greenspring team with questions that come up daily with respect to Greenspring's legacy investments and operations
  • Work closely with the finance, marketing and investor relations teams on a variety of compliance and regulatory matters arising from Greenspring's status as a registered investment advisor regulated by the SEC
  • Coordinate with and direct outside counsel

Desired skills and experience:

  • Candidate should have excellent academic credentials, including a law degree from an accredited law school, and be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state
  • 2 - 4 years of top-tier law firm experience. Prior corporate in-house experience preferred
  • Experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting an variety of transactions, including fund formation, venture capital investments into funds and companies, secondary transactions and dispositions of investments in funds and companies
  • Entrepreneurial and hands-on with a strong work ethic. Must be naturally inclined to take initiative and solve problems without direct instruction
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize a dynamic workload in a challenging fast-paced environment with a diverse team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to provide expert, succinct, focused advice to entire Greenspring team (including senior management)
  • Must maintain the highest ethical and professional standards of excellence and be dedicated to the service of others
  • Must be a critical thinker and organized with a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills and possess an all-encompassing passion for the importance of the venture capital ecosystem
  • Have a practical, common sense approach to problem solving

Benefits:

Greenspring Associates, Inc. salaries and benefits are among the best in the business. They include:

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision, FSA, STD/LTD, Life Insurance)
  • 401K with 100% company match after vesting period
  • 20 Personal/Sick Days
  • Daily lunch provided, stocked refrigerator with drinks and snacks
  • Free Parking
  • Gym membership and cell phone reimbursement

Greenspring Associates, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.