Description:

Harrison Street is a leading investment management firm exclusively focused on alternative real assets. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in London, New York, Tokyo, Toronto, San Francisco, and Washington DC, the Firm has more than 245-employees and over $55 billion in assets under management. Clients of the Firm include a global institutional investor base domiciled in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America.

The Firm is seeking Corporate Counsel to join the legal team. This position will be responsible for supporting Harrison Street's Energy & Infrastructure team, including asset management and transactional matters, and general real estate transactions, as well as assisting with corporate initiatives.

The position will require working closely with senior lawyers and business colleagues while supporting the Energy & Infrastructure and general transactions teams.

The ideal candidate will have 3-6 years of legal experience, with specialized experience in energy transactions, infrastructure, real estate, and corporate law. The candidate will have experience with relevant documents and issues that arise in the ordinary course of ownership, as well as those arising in the context of acquiring, disposing, managing and project financing energy and infrastructure assets.

The candidate will welcome the challenges of working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, professional environment where leadership and a strong work ethic are essential. This is a long-term growth opportunity. Excellent interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), organization and analytic skills are a must.

Specific responsibilities of this position will include:
  • Focus on the development, financing, acquisition, disposition and restructuring of energy and infrastructure projects.
  • Draft, review and negotiate term sheets, LOIs, purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, project finance documents, tax equity documents and other energy and infrastructure related documents; supervise outside counsel as appropriate.
  • Negotiation of complex commercial agreements.
  • Management and negotiation of standard business agreements, such as non-disclosure agreements, engagement letters, and third party service agreements.
  • Supporting the legal department's knowledge management initiatives and assist in the implementation of policies and procedures.

Other requested qualifications and skills include:
  • A J.D. from an accredited law school and admittance in good standing with at least one state bar, Illinois preferred, and strong academic credentials
  • 3+ years' general energy, infrastructure, project finance and/or M&A experience at a top tier law firm or in-house with a mid-sized or large company
  • A solid track record of responsibility for independently reviewing, structuring, drafting, negotiating and managing documents associated with energy and infrastructure transactions and ownership
  • An ability to analyze, interpret, and present complex legal ideas and concepts in a clear and concise fashion
  • Strong organization skills, sound judgment, critical thinking, a practical and business-minded approach and good negotiation skills
  • An ability to engage individuals and teams to ensure timely project completion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and successfully manage competing tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative

Harrison Street is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions, please contact our ADA Accessible Line at (312) 920-0500 or careers@harrisonst.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

Harrison Street does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Harrison Street will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Harrison Street.