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  • Location: Tamarac, Florida
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #10376

General Counsel
The successful candidate will be a business-minded attorney who demonstrates a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving.  The General Counsel must have the ability to manage multiple projects, negotiate effectively, and collaborate with colleagues in a fast-paced environment.  As the company’s first attorney, the General Counsel is expected to build out the legal function in a way that manages risk effectively while promoting the continued growth of the business.  The General Counsel will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

•    Oversee all legal issues for the company, including designing, structuring, building and managing the company's internal legal function.
•    Provide legal support of efforts to expand business operations.
•    Provide business partners with thoughtful, practical legal guidance, as well as risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
•    Ensure that the company remains compliant with applicable law.
•    Oversee external counsel and manage spend effectively.
•    Participates in business transactions and negotiates critical contracts. 
•    Serves as Corporate Secretary and works closely with the company's Board of Directors on all business, legal and governance issues affecting the company, recording and reporting on meetings. 
•    Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable law; serves as de-facto chief compliance officer.
•    Partners closely with the CHRO on employment matters and the development of corporate policies.
•    Advises on legal aspects of the company's legal entities, including assessing and advising on current and future corporate business structures.
•    Advises the business on legal issues including, but not limited to, corporate governance, capital structure/equity, intellectual property, insurance, data privacy, employment, litigation/disputes, contracts, risk management, and real estate.

Requirements
•    JD from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the Florida bar or certification as Authorized House Counsel in Florida.
•    15+ years’ experience as an attorney with a mix of law firm and extensive in-house experience focusing on general corporate work (not litigation).
•    Prior GC experience required.
•    Experience working in a private equity or venture-capital backed company and an understanding of portfolio-owned company dynamics is helpful though not required.
•    Must be a “doer” with excellent attention to detail and an organized approach to quickly identify and solve problems.
•    Highly developed written and oral communications skills, with the ability to clearly communicate complex legal issues.
•    Highly collaborative and able to organize and manage projects with multiple stakeholders and groups.
•    Extensive negotiation experience with demonstrated ability to use creative problem solving to get to “yes.
 

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