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VP of Legal

Austin, TX, USA | Aceable

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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We are looking for an VP of Legal to lead and grow the legal function at Aceable.We need a strong legal leader who can help Aceable scale and grow both organically and through M&A in 2021 and beyond.As the sole legal representative for the company in the near term, you are not afraid of day to day execution, and are also a corporate law thought leader for small to mid size technology companies.You will report to the President.


ABOUT THE LEGAL TEAM  


The Legal Team will be you with your full ownership of the company’s legal priorities, processes, and the potential for you to build out your legal department.You will be an integral and strategic advisor to the board and the executive and leadership team, as well as a daily legal counselor to the company’s departments. 


WHAT YOU’LL DO 


Help lead the acquisition of new businesses, including participating in due diligence reviews; advising on deal structure; and negotiating pertinent deal documents and helping to lead integration efforts

Manage corporate governance functions (e.g., corporate secretary, corporate compliance for the Board of Directors, etc.), and stockholder communications

Provide practical legal advice and support across all levels of management and across all business functions, including marketing, business development, finance, product, HR, engineering, and corporate development

Serve as a commercial/contracts attorney for all teams, providing support for a variety of agreements including NDAs, day-to-day operational agreements, vendor and services agreements, contractor agreements, etc.

Stay up-to-date and keep functional teams advised on laws and regulations dealing with employment, privacy, etc. in order to better support business operations

Manage outside counsel and other third party providers and resources

Manage corporate governance functions (e.g., corporate secretary, corporate compliance for the Board of Directors, etc.), and stockholder communications

Provide practical legal advice and support across all levels of management and across all business functions, including marketing, business development, finance, product, HR, engineering, and corporate development

Serve as a commercial/contracts attorney for all teams, providing support for a variety of agreements including NDAs, day-to-day operational agreements, vendor and services agreements, contractor agreements, etc.

Stay up-to-date and keep functional teams advised on laws and regulations dealing with employment, privacy, etc. in order to better support business operations

Manage outside counsel and other third party providers and resources


WHAT YOU’LL NEED 


J.D.; active and in good standing with a state bar

6+ years of a law firm and/or in-house experience

Broad experience with a variety of legal matters, including corporate, commercial contract negotiation, employment, compliance, marketing and privacy, corporate governance, and trademarks

Experience working with mid-stage tech startups with institutional investor-backing, raising capital (debt and equity), and M&A, including participating in due diligence reviews

Experience and confidence with independently drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements

Results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency and good time- and people-management skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to balance legal risk with business needs and convey legal advice clearly and effectively to non-legal colleagues


BONUS POINTS 


Experience working in a highly regulated industry and understanding how regulations and lawmaking affect the ability to expand the company’s reach.


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