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Job Title: General Counsel
Job Category: General Counsel [ View All General Counsel Jobs ]
Job description:
This will be our first in-house legal expert. This role will own all company legal responsibilities, including overall legal strategy, drafting and finalizing contracts for product changes, client contract review, employment law, fundraising support, corporate structuring, project finance structuring, corporate entity management, all agreements with partners and third parties, and a lot more. We are looking for a candidate who can balance risk-mitigation with business needs and practicality, has an entrepreneurial mindset, strong interpersonal skills, is detail-oriented, and has unwavering integrity.

Carbon Lighthouse
General Counsel
Corporate Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Target Start Date: March 2020
Reports To: EVP of Corporate Operations
Location: San Francisco, California or New York, NY

Carbon Lighthouse

About Carbon Lighthouse:
Carbon Lighthouse is on a mission to stop climate change by making it easy and profitable for building owners to eliminate carbon emissions caused by wasted energy. The company’s unique approach to Efficiency Production goes deep into buildings to uncover and continuously correct hidden inefficiencies that add up to meaningful financial value and carbon elimination that lasts. Since 2010, commercial real estate, educational, hospitality and industrial customers nationwide have chosen Carbon Lighthouse to enhance building comfort, increase net operating income and achieve their sustainability goals.

We are a team that highly value life and safety, question asking, getting it done, integrity, and teamwork. We hold the safety of everyone we work with inside and outside the company in the highest regard. We prize transparency and communication, hold ourselves to high standards of performance and professionalism, and support our team members’ professional development. Over the past decade our annual average turnover rate has been under 5%.


Own and execute on legal strategy on behalf of the company
Develop contracts for new or updated product offerings
Work on commercial transactions, especially client contracts, but also drafting and negotiating NDA’s, etc.
Draft, review, and support in enforcing contracts with partners, such as master frame agreements with mechanical, electrical, and lighting contractors
Work with the sales and finance teams to support project finance deals
Support in compliance with construction law
Determine how best to and then realize the integration of legal work flow streams into company operations
Manage relationships with and the work of outside counsel, as needed
Support the Executive Team in strategic decisions as they relate to legal risks.
Maintain and manage corporate records
Support the Executive Team in strategic decisions related to legal risk factors
Support and advise People Operations Team on employment law, compliance, company policy, insurance, and lease negotiations
Act as the Carbon Lighthouse representative in any legal matters
Build the in-house legal team as needed

Required Qualifications:

7+ years of legal work experience
5+ years of legal work experience at a law-firm or as in-house counsel in a corporate setting
Bachelor’s Degree & JD
Membership in U.S. state bar where position will be located (either NY or CA)
Broad, direct experience with a variety of legal matters especially strategic business agreements and commercial contract negotiation
Entrepreneurial mindset and business acumen
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally

Bonus Qualifications:

Experience in the construction or energy industries
Experience with corporate finance or project finance

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary + equity
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Long-term disability insurance
Generous vacation policy
Fully paid maternity and paternity leave benefits
Subsidized public transit and bike to work benefits

Carbon Lighthouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Carbon Lighthouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records consistent with federal, state and local legal requirements.

If you’re excited about our environmental mission and this looks like a fit, you should apply! Please fill out the brief application form and be prepared to submit three references at a later date.



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Employment type: Full Time
Salary: Unspecified
Other Information
Degree: JD
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: San Francisco, New York, CA, NY USA
Address: Location: San Francisco, California or New York, NY
Post Date: 03/10/2020
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