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If you are an entrepreneurial, creative, business-minded corporate attorney who cares about leveling the playing field for small businesses and start-ups, we would love to talk to you. LegalZoom Global Services is looking for an exceptional corporate attorney with 1-3 years of experience advising small businesses and start-ups to work with the B2B Sales and Innovation team. Our team is listening to the needs of small business owners and developing a product that changes how legal and business services are delivered. We aim to empower small businesses and proactively respond to the challenges they face by providing insider’s knowledge, expert guidance and industry-leading resources through an account-managed approach. The team understands successful small businesses have a positive impact on families, communities and local and global economies, and so are driven by helping small business owners succeed.
Our team members:
Possess a service-to-others mindset
Value a “lean startup” culture focused on creative problem solving and quick context switching
Are not afraid to take risks and fail if it leads to a better solution
Are equally strong in a team as they are as independent operators
Aim to maintain a calm disposition coupled with a sense of humor and fun
What you’ll do:
Advise and counsel small businesses and start-ups on general business and legal matters including corporate and LLC formation, investment and financing of the company, partnership and shareholder matters, real estate and employment issues, and other commercial, regulatory compliance, and operational matters
Review, draft and revise agreements common to small businesses and start-ups, such as bylaws and operating agreements, shareholder agreements, promissory notes and loan documents, commercial purchase and lease agreements, website terms and conditions and privacy policies, demand letters, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, vendor and supply agreements, and other business agreements
Research business and legal issues as necessary
Counsel small business owners and start-ups on general business initiatives
Work extensively with internal sales team to meet customers’ needs
Candidate must possess:
Experience and general enjoyment helping small businesses and start-ups
Superb oral and written communication skills with ability to explain legal concepts to non-attorneys on a regular basis in person, over the phone, and online
Experience drafting and revising agreements common to small businesses
Strong work ethic and desire to exercise initiative, understand business and practical considerations, and work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
Excellent legal judgment, business acumen and practical and common sense skills to understand the needs of small business and start-ups and to effectively translate legal principles to small business owners and start-ups in terms they would understand
Ability to prioritize work and respond to multiple demands
Team-oriented mindset and ability to collaborate
Flexibility and adaptability, must-haves in an innovative environment
J.D. degree and membership in good standing with the Texas bar
1-3 years’ experience as an attorney working at a law-firm or in-house in a fast-paced legal or business environment
Ideal candidate will have previous experience owning and/or operating a small business or start-up
Ideal qualities include some background in tax, securities, intellectual property, and providing general litigation advice
LegalZoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to diversity.
Come be a part of our team.
Values are a big part of what we do at LegalZoom, and it shows in our culture. Take a look at what working here is all about.
One of the benefits of being a "Zoomer" is knowing that you'll be well taken care of. In addition to competitive salary packages, we offer benefits that go beyond the basics, like taking a day off just because it's your birthday, and being able to create a living trust–for free
We like it here and it shows. We're passionate about our work, but we're still able to have a good time with team outings, sports days, and parties. And no suits and ties here: every day is casual day
With offices in Austin, TX, San Mateo, CA and Glendale, CA, we're at the heart of two thriving creative tech communities. That means you’ll be surrounded by lots of like-minded people. You'll also find plenty of cafes, restaurants, and everything else right outside the office.
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