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Venture Capital Lawyers

Overview

Venture capital (VC) lawyers are specialized attorneys who provide legal services and advice to VC firms about fund formation and liquidation, fund-raising, due diligence, regulatory compliance, investment strategies, portfolio company management, intellectual property, tax issues, litigation and dispute resolution, and other issues. The top lawyers at venture capital firms are known as chief legal officers  or general counsels. There are 778,700 lawyers employed in the United States. Venture capital lawyers comprise a tiny fraction of this total.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Law Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel

Managing Attorney

Associate

Legal Intern