Revantage

Counsel, Transactions

Job Locations US-Chicago

WHO WE ARE

Revantage is a Corporate Services affiliate of The Blackstone Group, the world’s largest alternative investment firm.  Revantage provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies.  Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes.

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.

 

WHAT WE VALUE: OUR CULTURE

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum requires the right team.  We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry.  The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

 

  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance.
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes.
  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams.
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible.
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners.

 

WHY THIS ROLE IS VALUABLE

The Counsel, Transactions role will provide day-to-day legal support to transactional deal teams, which includes overseeing and managing key aspects of the deal process and document negotiation.  This role will be expected to forge substantive relationships throughout Revantage, Blackstone, and other portfolio companies, as well as with various external stakeholder groups.  It will be essential for the person in this role to possess excellent business judgment and an ability to identify and communicate risk in a clear and concise manner, as well as an ability to come up with creative proposed solutions to ensure that the reputation of Blackstone, Revantage and other portfolio companies for reasonability and thoughtfulness is maintained.  This position is based out of Chicago, IL, and the candidate may sit within the offices of other portfolio companies in Chicago from time to time.

 

HOW YOU ADD VALUE

  • Deliver high quality and clear legal guidance as an integral part of a various transactionally-focused team; ensure Blackstone’s legal priorities and initiatives are addressed
  • Partner closely with investment professionals to explain and evaluate the legal risks of any transaction, whether they arise in transaction documentation, diligence, or otherwise
  • Train and develop portfolio company deal teams to be sensitized to legal issues at the investment and organizational levels
  • Create and implement policies and procedures; ensure adherence to governance, risk, and compliance programs
  • Negotiate, write, review, catalog, and execute business agreements, contracts, and other legal agreements
  • Supervise outside counsel, when necessary or appropriate, and assume responsibility for quality and cost of outside legal representation

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE

Required:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) and actively licensed to practice in Illinois
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience representing institutional clients
  • Be a resourceful self-starter, routinely taking initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to a variety of audiences
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Team player that can thrive and lead in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving business strategies, depending on market dynamics
  • Adept in navigating and simplifying complex matters of law
  • Contract review and negotiation experience
  • Experience in a variety of commercial matters (transactions, leases, financings, etc.)
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word, and email applications

 

PERKS FOR YOU

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation and 401(k)
  • Work-life balance offerings include:
    • Remote work policy
    • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time
    • Bi-weekly Summer Fridays
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits



EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

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