Experienced Senior Associate Attorney – Fund Formation

June 16, 2022

For more than a decade, RPCK, an international boutique law firm with offices in NYC, Denver and Vienna, has been at the center of some of the most innovative and sophisticated impact investing and blended finance transactions. We work with leading social impact investors and entrepreneurs, large family offices, investment funds, public charities, and private foundations to co-create and facilitate the launch of scalable and investible solutions to effect meaningful social and environmental change.

Our Fund Formation practice is rapidly growing and working on some of the most innovative and cutting-edge social impact fund formations in the market. As a firm, we have represented 20% of the organizations listed in the most recent ImpactAssets 50 list. As a Senior Associate, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills working alongside and under the guidance of two of the industry’s leading Fund Formation attorneys, including the co-founder of Reed Smith’s Social Impact Finance Group. Our clients are working across a wide range of industries and impact sectors (including, among others, affordable housing, fintech for financial inclusion, reducing ocean plastics, racial equity, pay-for-success financing, and clean water), and many are exploring the next frontier of transaction structures and terms designed to maximize impact (such as revenue-based financing structures, impact carry, and blended finance structures).

While the Fund Formation Senior Associate will be expected to spend the bulk of her or his time working on fund formation matters, RPCK also prides itself on giving its attorneys opportunities to work across practice areas, acting as counselors, strategists and advocates on complex, global transactions, devising bespoke deal structures that deliver strong investment and impact outcomes. Members of the team have honed their craft at some of the world’s leading law firms and provide mentorship and support to encourage professional growth. This role is a hybrid-remote role and will require 2-3 days in the midtown NYC office allowing collaboration with the firm’s most senior attorneys.

We care deeply not just about our clients and delivering game-changing outcomes, but also our people. Once on board, you can expect:

    • A truly collaborative culture and the backing of a close-knit and supportive team. We do not work in silos and value unique perspectives and experience.
    • We strive to create a culture that supports happy and healthy employees, including our new Learning & Development Initiative (LDIA), spending time outside of the office resting, recharging and having fun.
    • Billing target of 1,400 hours/year.
    • Personalized and individual support, mentoring and training from senior leadership.
    • Outstanding benefits from Day 1 that include no healthcare premium for employees, matching 401K, coverage for same sex partners as well as domestic partners, adoption assistance, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and Learning and Development.

Experience & Qualifications:

    • The ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of experience forming private investment funds (the most relevant types of fund formation experience include venture capital funds, growth-stage private equity funds, real estate funds, credit funds and special purpose vehicles), including drafting and negotiating key fund documentation (LPAs, PPMs, subscription agreements, management agreements and side letters); managing (or assisting with the management of) the fund formation process from start to finish; and familiarity with and experience advising clients with respect to key regulatory regimes, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. Other relevant experience for the position includes: (1) Experience negotiating fund terms on behalf of limited partners; (2) experience working with blended finance structures; (3) experience with legal issues relating to tax-exempt organizations; and (4) experience working on direct investments and other portfolio-level transactions on behalf of private funds.
    • Candidates should welcome, and contribute to, a truly collaborative environment while also demonstrating the ability and initiative to execute transactions and deliverables independently.
    • You possess an intellectual curiosity and are a creative problem-solver.
    • Candidates should be motivated to perform sophisticated, impactful legal work on cutting-edge transactions.
    • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
    • Impact investing experience is not required, but a sincere desire to help effect meaningful social and environmental change through sophisticated work as a legal advisor and practitioner is expected.
    • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar.


COVID-19 vaccine policy: All RPCK employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We value merit, qualifications and abilities. In promoting equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also will make reasonable accommodations for all qualified employees or applicants with known disabilities, provided that such accommodations will not impose an undue hardship on the firm. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, promotion, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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