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Corporate Generalist, Finance, General Commercial/Contracts
Our client, an early stage emerging company and market leader in their industry space has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search in its search for its first legal executive and Vice President, Legal. This attorney will report directly to the CEO and will manage the company’s legal affairs.
The ideal candidate will possess 8 - 15 years of experience in the following areas: drafting and negotiating large complex enterprise software, channel and partner agreements; and handling general corporate, employment, HR and regulatory matters. A familiarity with open source is a plus, but not required. Additional requirements include:
Superb negotiating skills including extensive experience negotiating complex and high value enterprise agreements.
Self-starter with entrepreneurial drive and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done.
In-house and law firm experience with high quality employers.
Experience in enterprise software industry strongly preferred. Fintech familiarity a plus, but not required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
The Vice President, Legal will play a key role in growing the company and will lead every aspect of the Company’s commercial deals with its large enterprise client base. This includes structuring and negotiating complex and high value agreements. In addition, s/he will manage general corporate, IP and regulatory matters as they arise. This lawyer will be the sole attorney in the company so a desire and amenability to be hands-on is required.
The ideal attorney will possess a strong legal and business background and have deep expertise in enterprise software business models and licensing. S/he will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and bring a high level of enthusiasm for our client’s mission.
The successful candidate will:
Lead every aspect of client agreements, which involves structuring complex, high value, multi-year contracts and leading the negotiation process, including legal and business terms with your executive counterparts.
Manage general corporate, commercial, IP and regulatory matters.
Structure, draft and keep up-to-date standard software licenses for Company products.
Support the broader organization on any agreements under executive consideration including: agreements with channel partners, vendors for materials & services, non-disclosure agreements, and others as required.
Work closely with senior clients and internal executives on new business and ongoing agreements.
Ensure that the Company is compliant in its ongoing contractual obligations.
Engage and manage outside counsel as needed.
Our client has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to conduct this prestigious search. Interested candidates, please submit your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates circumventing Solutus will be referred to us for consideration.
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts... in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe. For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.