Snow Joe
  • Administration
  • Carlstadt, NJ, USA
  • Full Time

Are you ready to GO WITH JOE? Snow Joe + Sun Joe, a rapidly growing lawn and garden tools company, has an immediate opening for General Counsel at our Carlstadt, NJ location.  We are looking for an analytical General Counsel to optimize our organizational efficiency regarding legal matters. The General Counsel will examine and draft employment, real estate and vendor contracts, manage copyrights and trademarks, and preserve business records such as minutes of meetings and resolutions. The General Counsel will be responsible for the negotiation and management of customer contracts, insurance matters and employee relations. You will ensure legal compliance regarding labeling, employee safety and consumer protection. You will oversee compliance with corporate governance, and establish the prudence of defending lawsuits and prosecuting.

To ensure success you need to have sound knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations, and the ability to make prudent legal decisions. Top candidates will be team players with outstanding advocacy and people skills.

General Counsel Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate legal guidance to the executive staff on all matters that affect the company
  • Examining and creating draft agreements, such as employment and vendor agreements.
  • Maintaining knowledge of organization's operations and legal documents.
  • Conducting legal research and reviewing company's litigation strategy pertaining to legal actions.
  • Promulgating and creating directives of corporate acts and decisions.
  • Preserving all corporate records and managing organization's legal matters
  • Handling statutory filings, such as licensing forms.
  • Creating new entities and managing organization's intellectual property.
  • Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
  • Manage and help architect an enterprise compliance and risk program including a robust internal training program for all employees
  • Ensure that the company is in compliance with all current business process laws across all Snow Joe's active markets
  • Build relationships and work closely with external parties (regulators, external counsel, vendors and clients)
  • Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
  • Create vendor contracts and contractor agreements spanning a wide breadth of solutions including: marketplace, software-as-a-service, logistics, ads, data, financial solutions and others.
  • Track, manage and create frameworks to empower our domestic and international growth
  • Attend executive level meetings related to the future direction of the company, pending mergers and acquisitions, policy changes and organizational structure across our portfolio of multiple revenue lines.

General Counsel Requirements:

  • J.D. degree required along with admittance and good standing within a state bar association
  • 10+ years of legal practice experience, ideally with a few years in-house at a growth stage startup
  • Reliable professional that brings a point-of-view to the discussion, is not afraid to speak their mind and adept at making and communicating difficult decisions to business leaders
  • Proven understanding of national and international labor, trademark and copyright laws
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to "see around the corner"
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skill
  • Knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to businesses.
  • Proficient understanding of business sensitivities and confidentiality.




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