Robert Half Attorney/Lawyer in New York, New York
Our client is a reputable company that partners with businesses, communities, and others in the industry to develop, construct, and operate renewable energy assets.
In this role, reporting to our General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel will provide strategic legal counsel and business guidance on a wide range of topics. These include solar project development and construction, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and project finance, and relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The candidate will enjoy a high level of autonomy in these responsibilities and should ideally exhibit a strong passion for renewable energy development.
The Deputy General Counsel will be responsible for the following:
Serving as the primary legal counsel in the evaluation, negotiation, and execution of complex acquisition, financing, and other commercial transactions.
Offering legal advice and practical guidance on project development and various commercial matters.
Providing strategic business and legal advice for all company activities.
Overseeing the legal department's goals, priorities, budgets, and operations.
Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to identify and mitigate legal risks for the company while promoting efficient structuring, execution, and administration of operations and investments.
Conducting or overseeing due diligence reviews of acquisition targets.
• Managing business and legal aspects of entity organization, governance, and operations
Must be passionate about the renewable energy business, hardworking and thrive in the fast pace of a rapidly growing company. In addition, the candidate must possess:
At least 8 years of law firm, in-house, or other equivalent legal experience
A J.D. from an accredited law school
Member in good standing of at least one state bar
Relevant experience with project development and transactions (M& A and/or project finance preferred), M& A transactions in energy or infrastructure, such as project finance and/or project development, and/or mergers and acquisitions or other equity investments in the energy industry, or other related industry, or comparable experience representing companies in the sector.
Strong legal writing and research skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent negotiation and advocacy skills
Demonstrated ability to lead transactions from inception through integration, including managing internal and/or external lawyers and coordinating with key company stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
Strong team player who listens, interacts respectfully with others, and develops strong working relationships both internally and with external partners.
Clear and concise communicator in both verbal and written communications (especially contract drafting), with strong interpersonal skills. Able to deliver difficult or complex messages to a wide variety of audiences in a highly skilled and tactful manner.
Excellent analytical skills with a knack for identifying legal and business issues and risks, anticipating problems, and developing and proposing actionable advice and solutions. Strategic thinker who is practical and commercially minded, able to balance business goals with legal risk.
Self-motivation, independence, and comfort working with a diverse group of individuals, including senior representatives of external and internal organizations on complex and high-value/risk matters
Proactive and willing to take on a variety of tasks to get the job done, ranging from big picture to granular. Able to handle routine tasks and solve difficult problems with minimal supervision.
High capacity to balance competing and fluid priorities and deadlines successfully and exercise solid business judgment consistently.
Exceptional organizational and project management skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to help keep others on track.
Creative problem solver who can lead project teams to successful resolution.
Committed to continuous improvement and professional growth with an interest in taking on new challenges.
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