Assistant General Counsel Assistant General Counsel …

Ventas Incorporated
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Ventas Incorporated
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Assistant General Counsel
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Securities IL - Chicago/en-US/ventas_careers/job/IL---Chicago/Assistant-General-Counsel--Corporate---Securities_R0000468/apply Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Companys EVP, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer, the Assistant General Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance serves as the Companys principal legal counsel with respect to securities, corporate finance and other general corporate matters. The role also provides legal and corporate secretarial support to the Companys Board of Directors and Committees, including the Companys Audit Committee and Executive Compensation Committee.

This is a highly visible role in a fast-paced, professional and collaborative organization. The ideal candidate will be comfortable interacting regularly with executive management and the Board of Directors, and working across the Company to achieve results and advance the Companys strategic priorities. A commitment to excellence, attention to detail and enthusiasm for flexing to new challenges are critical to success in the role.

Securities Responsibilities

  • Provide legal support and advice on public disclosure and similar matters
  • Review investor communications, including quarterly earnings materials
  • Draft / review all 34 Act filings, including registration statements, periodic and current reports
  • Lead the drafting and filing process for the annual Proxy Statement
  • Advise on a broad range of executive compensation and equity administration matters, including Section 16 filings and insider trading policies
  • Identify, analyze and report on legal and market practice developments impacting disclosure, governance and executive compensation matters
  • Supervise paralegal in furtherance of these responsibilities

Corporate Finance & Other Transactional Responsibilities

  • Lead all corporate finance activity, including public and private securities offerings (both debt and equity), liability management transactions and bank financings
  • Advise senior management on interpretation of financing documents
  • Serve as principal legal counsel to the Ventas Life Science & Healthcare Real Estate Fund, L.P.
  • With others in the legal department, provide legal support for mergers, acquisitions and portfolio-level financings

Corporate Governance Matters

  • Act as assistant corporate secretary to the Board of Directors and its Audit Committee and Executive Compensation Committee
  • Prepare, review and distribute Board / Committee agendas and meeting materials
  • Prepare, review and distribute D&O questionnaires and new director materials
  • Participate in negotiations with shareholder proponents and investor outreach
  • Supervise administration of director compensation

General Corporate & Other Matters

  • Review and draft company policies and processes
  • Review press releases and other external communications
  • Take primary responsibility for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders


  • Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor Degree
  • Must be admitted to or be eligible for admission to the practice of law in the State of Illinois
  • 5+ years of securities capital markets, corporate finance and general corporate experience, predominantly received in a large, full-service law firm
  • Strong drafting, negotiation and communication skills

Ventas, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to the successful candidate.

Ventas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ventas, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing agencies, search firms or any third parties.

Posted 2 Days AgoFull timeR0000468

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two powerful and dynamic industries healthcare and real estate. As one of the worlds foremost Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), we use the power of capital to unlock the value of real estate by partnering with leading care providers, developers, research and medical institutions, innovators and healthcare organizations whose success is buoyed by the strong demographic trends of an aging population and increased life expectancy.

Led by our Chairman and CEO, Debra A. Cafaro, who is recognized as one of the best-performing CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review, Ventas has followed a successful strategy that endures: owning a high quality diversified portfolio and partnering with industry leaders combined with a collaborative, dynamic and experienced team focused on producing consistent growing cash flows and superior returns on a strong balance sheet, ultimately rewarding Ventas stockholders with extraordinary outperformance. Thats not just excellence. Thats Excellence. Sustained.

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