Hancock Natural Resource Group is Seeking an Investment Lawyer, Timberland and Agriculture

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) founded in 1985, is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock/Manulife Financial Corporation. HNRG is based in Boston, Massachusetts and is comprised of two core businesses; Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) which develops and manages timberland investments and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) which develops and manages farmland investments. As of June 30, 2018, HNRG managed USD 14.4 billion of timberland and farmland, compromising over 6.3 million acres located in the United States, Canada, and Australia.  HNRG is committed to socially responsible investing and sustainable management of its client’s assets, including the ongoing reduction of environmental impact, and improvement of sustainability and stewardship performance.

Position: Investment Lawyer, Timberland and Agriculture

 This position is based in Boston, Massachusetts 


  • 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 (HNRG) 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.

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