John Hancock Investment Lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts

Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “HNRG”),an investment manager specializing in global timberland and agricultural investments in six (6) countries and an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”), seeks a transactional investment attorney with 4 to 8 years of relevant work experience in complex finance and real estate transactions. In this position, the successful candidate will provide legal counsel to timberland and agricultural business units, support other business initiatives and will have experience in real estate transactions, real estate related securities, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Experience in timberland and agricultural matters enhances any candidacy.

  • Responsibilities: *

  • Partner with internal clients to analyze and structure investment opportunities

  • Manage transaction processes from origination through closing

  • Provide general real estate advice to HNRG’s operating subsidiaries

  • Direct outside counsel in connection with transactions and other investment matters

  • Act as a trusted advisor to business units to assess and mitigate risks of various types

  • Apply legal principles in a practical way to support and protect the company

  • Find creative solutions to overcome hurdles enabling the company to sustain competitive advantage and move forward expeditiously but prudently with transactions and new endeavors

  • Keep abreast of compliance and regulatory requirements

  • Collaborate with MFC professionals across initiatives

  • Provide general corporate advice to support HNRG and its subsidiaries

  • Assist General Counsel of HNRG in performance of responsibilities globally


  • Juris doctor with 4 to 8 years relevant experience preferred

  • Candidate must have a strong academic background and excellent interpersonal and writing skills

  • Must be licensed to practice law in one or more states

  • Prior work experience at a major law firm and/or in a corporate environment

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

/ Hancock Natural Resource Group // is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. The Company is committed to employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status. /

Job: *Legal & Compliance

Organization: *Private Markets US

Title: Investment Lawyer

Location: MA-Boston

Requisition ID: 1808495