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General Counsel
Ref No.: 18-01312
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Position Type:Direct Placement
General Counsel opportunity in Boca Raton
Must have
• M&A experience
• Big Market experience, NY, LA, Boston, etc..
• Cannabis legal knowledge
The leading distributor of premium brands in the burgeoning head shop, smoke shop, and dispensary channels.
We are looking for an excellent General Counsel to add value to and be the "backbone” of our business. You
will ensure that company builds out a robust compliance structure to work within at all times, offer counsel on
legal issues, create an effective Client of the organization and facilitate business strategies development. The
successful candidate will be able to ensure legal compliance and limit risk exposure. The ideal candidate will
have extensive experience in representing companies in connection with a wide range of matters including
mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and financing transactions.
Core Job Responsibilities:
Providing expert and strategic legal advice to management
Setting internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
Evaluating and weighing multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
Base your decision-making process on ethics and integrity
Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
Deal with external parties (regulators, external counsel, politicians, clients)
Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
Meet legal objectives
Must have excellent academic credentials, superior research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas
Keep abreast of legislative changes as it relates to industry specifics
Provide legal Due Diligence actions in M&A related matters
Minimum Qualifications:
Must have excellent academic credentials, superior research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
Proven general counseling experience in business environment
Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, labor law, etc.)
In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations
Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives
Well-versed in how business operate with financial acumen
High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas.
Candidates must be admitted to the Florida Bar or eligible for admittance to the Florida Bar.
Candidates should be ranked in the top 10% of their law school class or have graduated from a top-tier law school.
Proven general counseling experience in business environment
Excellent judgement and analytical skills
First class interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to "see around the corner”
BS degree in Law or J.D. degree
MA or BS in Business Administration will be considered an asset
Must have a minimum of 5-7 years at a well-recognized law firm with Wall Street experience
Security and SEC compliance experience preferred
Candidates should be ranked in the top tier of their law firm