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Legal Counsel

Company: Sunworks United, Inc.
Location: Roseville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Sunworks United Inc. is a premier provider of solar power solutions in the commercial, residential, and agricultural markets We are seeking a part-time Corporate Legal Counsel to join our leadership team. This in-house legal role will report directly to our CEO providing leadership, structure, advice. This person will be a central focus for all legal matters within the company. This position is part-time, estimated at 16-24 hours per week. We envision some, but not all, of that time being in our HQ office in Roseville, California, but the schedule will be flexible.

Objectives:

+ Provide legal counsel / advice and act as a business partner for the companies Leadership Team.

+ Prepare minutes for board of directors and committee meetings.

+ Advise the CEO and other members of the leadership team on business development activities including channel partner agreements, merger and acquisition agreements and/or joint ventures.

+ Review, negotiate and draft sales, vendor, and employment agreements/contracts on behalf of the Company.

+ Advise on potential legal risks, seeking outside counsel when needed.

+ Provide advice, strategic support and education about corporate governance and other corporate matters.

+ Work closely with Human Resources to develop internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with existing legislation and preparing the Company for changing or emerging issues.

+ Oversee and manage litigation, administrative proceedings and other regulatory proceedings as needed.

+ Oversee, manage, and work collaboratively on matters assigned to outside counsel engaged to represent or assist the Company including review, direction, and supervision of outside counsel's legal work.

Qualifications:

+ A Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association

+ Admission to the California bar with a current professional licensure without any instances of suspension, revocation, censure, or other adverse events in any jurisdiction

+ Minimum of 8-years relevant experience working in a large law firm and/or in-house with a major firm.

+ Experience with general corporate matters

+ Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels within the organization.

+ Strong negotiating skills with legal and financial/commercial issues

+ Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across all businesses.

+ Ability to work independently with little or no supervision in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

+ Demonstrated ability to identify legal risks, apply relevant law and organizational policies, and develop effective strategies for resolving or responding to the issues or risks.

+ Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal concepts in a clear, concise, and practical manner.

+ Extensive experience drafting contracts along with excellent negotiation skills.

+ Ability to work independently with minimal hands-on supervision, exhibiting good judgment in seeking guidance and direction from outside counsel as needed.

+ Legally eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.

+ Ability to successfully pass an in-depth background investigation/credit check and pre-employment drug screen.

+ Experience working with a publicly traded company is highly desirable.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Sunworks provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to any legally protected classes, including, but not limited to age, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental/physical disability, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, sexual orientation, or military/veteran status.

Sunworks is an E-Verify Employer; if an offer of employment is made, proof of authorization

to work in the US and/or U.S. citizenship must be provided.

[Only qualified candidates will be considered and/or contacted.]

Visit our website at: www.sunworksusa.com

** NO PHONE CALLS OR RECRUITERS / STAFFING AGENCIES PLEASE **

Keywords: Sunworks United, Inc., Roseville , Legal Counsel, Other , Roseville, California

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