Head of Legal/VP of Legal

Expertise:

Location:

Expertise:

Location:

General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer/Head of Legal

Remote (U.S.)

General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer/Head of Legal

Remote (U.S.)

 [Title will depend on level of seniority and relevant experience] – Remote Work Opportunity

Our client, a technology-driven real estate marketplace company, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for its first in-house attorney. This person will report to the CFO and will be a key member of the leadership team. This person will build and lead the legal and compliance functions and be responsible for providing day-to-day guidance on legal issues, risk mitigation strategies and establishing corporate governance and compliance frameworks. The ideal candidate has significant experience building, managing and scaling the legal function in a high-growth entrepreneurial environment, has strong business and strategic acumen, and has demonstrated the ability to translate complex legal principles into practical business solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic legal advice to the leadership team on various matters with the objective of ensuring that the Company’s business strategies, risk management policies and programs are optimal from a legal perspective.
  • Lead all aspects of the Company’s legal function including, but not limited to, general corporate matters and commercial contracts; privacy and data security matters; employment and litigation matters; IP and technology licensing; compliance and international; mergers and acquisitions; and legal operations.
  • Develop an in-house legal function that oversees the delivery of legal services to achieve corporate goals and key results.
  • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements and documents and continuously seeks ways to improve policies, processes, and systems involved.
  • Manage relationships and matters with outside counsels.
  • Build, mentor, manage a team reporting to you.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in good standing in California.
  • A minimum of 15+ years of experience practicing law with a combination of law firm and in-house experience, including experience at a pre-IPO or public technology company.
  • Experience leading companies through financing and M&A transactions.
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships with internal partners, and excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and influencing skills.
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced culture and have experience building a legal team and establishing legal systems and processes in a high-growth company.
  • Sets and communicates a compelling strategic direction with business-minded legal acumen, but willing and able to roll up sleeves and be tactical.
  • Superior written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with an acute ability to listen attentively and communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization.

The company’s culture is collaborative, cohesive and solutions-oriented. Compensation is competitive and includes equity.

This is a fantastic opportunity and Solutus Legal Search is thrilled to be working with the company on an exclusive basis for this search partnership. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref. #684-SLS

 

 

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