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Associate General Counsel

Company: Roofstock, Inc.
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Roofstock is the leading marketplace for investing in single-family rental homes. Our mission is to make real estate investing radically accessible, cost effective and simple. We want to use technology to transform the way real estate is bought and sold and make real estate investing as simple as investing in stocks. Simply put, we are passionate about helping our customers build wealth through real estate.-- Roofstock has been recognized as a great workplace Great Place to Work-- and have been recently named to the Forbes Fintech 50 and the Red Herring 100 lists of most innovative companies. Roofstock has raised over $135M to date, is based in Oakland, CA and Dallas,TX with approximately 180 people and is growing rapidly. Check out our reviews and see why our employees love working here!-- We've built an amazing culture where everyone has a voice. We're nice. We get things done. We have fun. We believe in work-life balance (yes, you can really take a vacation). And our values are pretty B.A.D.A.S.S.-- Be customer obsessed.-- Act like an owner, because you are one.-- Don't be afraid to break things in the pursuit of better.-- All of us are empowered to do the right thing.-- Stay curious and create what's next. Fast.-- Roofstock is looking for an Associate General Counsel, Transactions to join our legal team. In this role you will report to the General Counsel and serve as the company's principal in-house legal advisor on (i) institutional real estate transactions involving single family rental (SFR) properties, (ii) debt/equity financing and other capital markets transactions and (iii) other corporate transactions, such as strategic investments, partnerships, JVs and M&A.-- As our ideal candidate, you have significant experience in complex financial and real estate transactions, including the SFR space. You are as comfortable driving projects as you are jumping in to help on other matters, regardless of the work to be done. You are a flexible and creative thinker with a business mindset and solution-oriented approach to delivering legal services. You are comfortable interacting and collaborating with a variety of internal partners and sophisticated clients. And you want to be part of a low-ego, high-performance company where everyone steps in to help achieve company goals of changing the way real estate is bought and sold globally. What You Will Do:

  • Serve as principal counsel on all aspects of the purchase, sale, and financing of portfolios of SFR properties by large institutional investors and sophisticated family offices
  • Draft, review and negotiate documentation for corporate finance transactions, including financings, equity/debt offerings, M&A and joint ventures--
  • Structure, negotiate and document partnerships and referral relationships with third parties
  • Advise on Roofstock's asset management activities for institutional (portfolio) owners of SFRs
  • Represent the legal team in internal and external decision-making processes
  • Counsel internal clients with respect to the legal and compliance policies and implications of proposed transactions; maintain open communication and good working relationships with both internal clients and external clients--
  • Lead and manage multiple projects in an expeditious manner, providing counsel and assessing risks around complex legal, compliance and business issues--
  • Provide thought leadership and strategic thinking contributions to internal teams--
  • Direct and oversee outside counsel, if needed to provide support on complex issues
  • Manage cross-functionally within the company to execute transactions--
  • Handle various other duties as delegated by the General Counsel What You Will Bring:
    • Member of a US state bar
    • JD from an ABA accredited law school10+ years of relevant experience as a lawyer, ideally in both a top tier law firm and in-house legal experience--
    • Commercial awareness of the SFR space
    • Desire to take a leading role in shaping the future of a leading prop tech startup
    • Approachable/"good bedside manner" as a legal advisor
    • Impeccable judgment--
    • Ability to translate complex legal concepts into actionable guidance for non-legal business teams
    • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple inquiries and requests, supporting multiple cross-functional teams What We Offer: - Competitive compensation - Medical, Vision and Dental for you (95%) and your dependents (65%). - 401k - Unlimited vacation and sick days - Supplemental bonus to support "work from home" office needs - Equity incentives to give you a stake in the Company's future - As a remote team we are an upbeat and collaborative work culture - Virtual company-sponsored outings Roofstock is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Roofstock, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

Keywords: Roofstock, Inc., Oakland , Associate General Counsel, Legal , Oakland, California

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