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The Corporate Commercial Counsel’s responsibilities will include providing legal advice and assistance on a variety of commercial and operational matters, assisting on corporate transactions, and providing all facets of legal counsel to the Company’s diverse ski resort, hospitality and adventure operations, with an emphasis on the Company’s California operations. The successful applicant will work closely with legal and business teams to negotiate and draft contracts and advise with respect to all aspects of corporate transactions and commercial resort operations. The successful applicant will be an active member of the California bar with recent experience in commercial transactions in California, and be qualified to practice law in Colorado, and will have at least five years of corporate / commercial law experience and strong interpersonal / communication skills.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Review, draft, and negotiate a heavy volume and wide variety of contracts, including entertainment, sales, food and beverage, lodging, event, marketing, sponsorship, supply, equipment agreements, and maintenance and service contracts
Advise on contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and advertising compliance, particularly on social media and digital platforms and create official rules and other supporting documentation
Conduct research on a wide variety of issues
Coordinate ongoing regulatory compliance with respect to matters such as business, labor & employment, liquor and child care licensing
Collaborate with and provide assistance to legal department colleagues and policy specialists on various legal and regulatory issues
Interact with vendors and vendors’ counsel regarding commercial agreement negotiation
Work with legal, business and operations teams to improve contracting processes and management, including developing internal policies regarding the same
Assist with transactional work, including the drafting of NDA’s, LOI’s and definitive agreements, as well as assist with all aspects of transactional due diligence
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Law degree from internationally recognized university / law school
Must be currently admitted or eligible for admission to practice law in the State of Colorado and currently admitted in the State of California
At least 5 years of continuous applicable legal experience with a large in-house legal department or
Significant experience as a business lawyer at a major Canadian or American law firm
Experience in both a major law firm and an in-house legal department is desirable
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations in Colorado and California.
Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to efficiently handle multiple priorities and deadlines and must possess strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and with a high level of business acumen
French language an asset but not required
Employment law experience in California is an asset
Ability to operate independently and also within a team environment
Superior organizational skills
Sharp attention to detail; demonstrated thoroughness and excellence in all aspects of work
Ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines
Excellent analytical and interpretive skills with the ability to summarize and draw conclusions
Results driven, high-energy team player who approaches challenges with enthusiasm in a fast moving and high-pressure environment
Discrete in handling confidential matters
Ability to travel to Alterra Mountain Company resorts in the United States and Canada, as needed
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, smell, and ski. Must be capable of walking or standing 30% or more of a normal 8 hour work shift. Must be capable of frequently carrying, lifting, pushing or pulling up to 5lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.
Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions.
Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually low
Equipment Used in Job: Computer
Employment with Alterra Mountain Company “at will” for no definite period of time. The employee may terminate employment at any time without notice or cause, and so too can Alterra Mountain Company terminate employment relationship at any time without notice or cause.
Alterra Mountain Company Is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. All employees and candidates are reminded that Alterra Mountain Company adheres to the U.S. and Canadian labour and employment laws, and where applicable, to any State or Provincial-specific employment regulations.
About Alterra Mountain Company
Intrawest is a premier North American mountain resort and adventure company.In 1976, we launched as a residential and urban real estate firm. Inspired to set the stage for amazing mountain experiences, we knew it was time to take our dreams higher and make our commitment to our guests even stronger. In the late 80's, we began building our portfolio of mountain resorts and adventure experiences.This collection includes some of North America's most iconic mountain resorts including Steamboat Ski and Resort, Winter Park Resort, Mont Tremblant, Blue Mountain, Stratton Mountain and Snowshoe Mountain. Our mountain resorts offer an exceptional recreational experience for individuals of all ages. Intrawest owns and operates Canadian Mountain Holidays, the world's leading heli-skiing adventure companyClub Intrawest features ownership in a private resort vacation club that offers high-end accommodations and services at Club Intrawest’s nine owned locations throughout North America. Members can enjoy our locations and can stay at over 3000 affiliated locations if they join our private exchange company Extraordinary Escapes.And that's not all. Intrawest markets and sells real estate at its Nor...th American mountain resorts through its business, Playground. Intrawest also manages Honua Kai Resort & Spa, located in Maui Hawaii and The Westin Monache at Mammoth, both condominium hotel properties. Intrawest's headquarters are located at 1621 18th Street, Suite 300 Denver, Colorado 80202.