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Corporate Counsel (Energy & Infrastructure)

Posted May 23
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

Harrison Street is a leading investment management firm exclusively focused on alternative real assets. Headquartered in Chicago and London with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, the Firm has more than 280-employees and nearly $56 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.

Are you ready to take on a pivotal role in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment? The Firm is on the lookout for a Corporate Counsel to become an integral part of our legal team.

As a Corporate Counsel, you'll be supporting Harrison Street’s business with a focus on our various infrastructure products that include renewables, utilities, district energy, and public-private-partnerships.


  • Dive deep into the development, financing, acquisition, disposition, and restructuring of infrastructure projects.
  • Craft, review, and negotiate a variety of documents, from term sheets to power purchase agreements, and supervise outside counsel when needed.
  • Tackle the complexities of negotiating commercial agreements and managing standard business agreements.
  • Support the legal department’s knowledge management initiatives and contribute to the implementation of policies and procedures.


  • The ideal candidate has 3-6 years of legal experience, specializing in two or more of the following: energy/utility transactions, project finance, public-private partnerships, infrastructure, and M&A. If you thrive in a professional environment where leadership and a strong work ethic are essential, this is the long-term growth opportunity you've been searching for.
  • J.D. from an accredited law school with admission in good standing to at least one state bar (Illinois preferred).
  • 3+ years of experience in energy/utility transactions, project finance, public-private partnerships, infrastructure, and/or M&A at a top-tier law firm or in-house with a mid-sized or large company.
  • Proven track record of independently handling energy and infrastructure transactions.
  • Strong communication, organization, and negotiation skills are a must.

Additional Desired Qualities:

  • Adaptability: Thrives in an ever-evolving legal landscape and can pivot seamlessly to meet the demands of dynamic energy and infrastructure projects.
  • Proactive Mindset: Anticipates challenges and takes initiative to address potential issues before they arise, contributing to the smooth execution of transactions.
  • Team Player: Collaborates effectively with cross-functional teams, recognizing that success is a collective effort.

Why Join Us: This isn't just a job; it's a chance to be part of a dynamic team, to welcome challenges, and to grow in an environment that values your initiative and drive. If you're self-motivated, have a high degree of initiative, can juggle tight deadlines with ease, and bring a proactive and collaborative spirit, we want to hear from you.


  • Strong medical, dental and vision plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts & Dependent Care Account (with employer match)
  • Life, accidental death and disability plans
  • Commuter Reimbursement Program (with employer match)
  • Employee assistance programs
  • 401K plan with Harrison Street contribution
  • 13 paid holidays and Flex Fridays
  • 16-week paid parental leave
  • Wellness room for nursing mothers
  • Monthly cell phone bill reimbursement
  • Professional development stipend
  • Wellness & Charitable Contribution Programs
  • Manager trainings and employee development opportunities
  • Dress for your day!

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 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.

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