Position Description

Corporate Venture Counsel
Location Greater Boston, MA
Job Function Legal
Employment Status Regular, Full-Time
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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. is a real estate and investment company that specializes in life science and technology properties located in major innovation hubs across the United States. Alexandria’s Science and Technology Team supports the company by providing scientific and technical expertise to help guide Alexandria’s Real Estate, Venture Investment, and Thought Leadership verticals. Real Estate activities include performing diligence on potential life science and tech tenants, as well as monitoring existing tenants through review of financials, scientific milestones, news and press releases, and meetings with management. Alexandria’s Venture Investment arm helps discover and invest in innovative companies in life science and tech, with associated responsibilities that span due diligence and in-depth reviews of potential investments, their therapeutic areas and respective competitive landscapes, and the strength and level of innovation of their technology platforms. Lastly, Thought Leadership activities include preparing for and organizing the Alexandria Summit, an annual series of high impact events that bring together industry experts and opinion leaders in fields such as oncology, healthcare, and neuroscience to discuss current progress and challenges in their respective fields. For more information on Alexandria, please visit www.are.com.

We are seeking a talented attorney experienced in venture capital transactions to join our growing Science & Technology team. The Corporate Venture Counsel will serve as an in-house attorney/advisor to the venture investments team and will assist in managing all legal aspects of our venture investing activities.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex (including sexual or gender identity), religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or medical condition. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the venture investments team on all legal aspects of venture capital activities, including direct investments and venture fund commitments.
  • Review and negotiate venture capital financing documents and venture fund agreements.
  • Structure, draft and negotiate a wide-range of legal documents for investment activities, including participation rights agreements.
  • Manage investment transactions, including coordination with various functional groups across the Company and outside counsel.
  • Perform other investment, capital markets and regional business development duties, as assigned.
  • Maintain a strong presence and network throughout the Boston life science ecosystem
  • Attend industry related events and workshops to promote Alexandria

Qualifications and Experience:

  • J.D. from a top 25 accredited law school and MA bar admission in good standing required.
  • 3+ years’ corporate experience handling investment transactions and corporate matters.
  • Must have broad experience in managing, drafting and negotiating transactions independently, including venture capital transactions, private equity and private and public offerings of securities.
  • Familiarity with capitalization tables and all aspects of public/private IPO’s.
  • Must have prior experience representing venture backed start-ups and/or venture capital funds.
  • Prior experience handling work out scenarios is desirable.
  • Prior life science and technology experience is preferred.
  • Strong connections across the Greater Boston life science ecosystem (universities, venture community, companies, etc.) is a plus.
  • Strong business acumen and ethical standards.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, word, excel, power point.
  • Experience in complex analytics and financial analysis a plus.
  • Flexible work style and hands-on approach.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Must have a proven track record of building strong working relationships at all levels.
  • Strong project management and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude and overall outlook.
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