Senior startup counsel

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About SPZSPZ Legal is growing! Recognized as one of the top boutique startup law firms in the Bay Area, we advise mission-driven, venture-backed startup companies on a range of business law matters. While most are based out of the Bay Area, our clients hail from across the United States and the world, and they span a variety of industries, including education, fintech, health care, B2B software, consumer goods, etc. They also develop and commercialize products that have a positive impact on society. Examples include companies that: utilize technology to increase access to capital for minority and women-owned businesses, create products that help reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste, develop software to make offices and buildings more energy-efficient, and provide life-changing educational opportunities to college students. To learn more abour our clients and the services we provide them, visit About the roleWe are hiring for a Senior Startup Counsel position to work alongside our partners and advise our growing book of clients, and to attract new clients. The Senior Startup Counsel will advise clients on the range of services we provide, which may include helping clients to incorporate their venture, hire employees and contractors, issue equity to attract talent, raise rounds of investment, negotiate and execute a range of commercial contracts, and protect their valuable IP. What you can expect from us2019 has been a year of strong growth for our firm. We see this position as being foundational to our next steps as we continue to scale. We are looking for a driven attorney who wants to work on high-level legal matters as a meaningful strategic partner to our clients, and to help us continue to implement strategies internally to grow our firm in a way that ensures significant professional development while maintaining a high quality of life for all of our staff. We are staunch believers in treating our people well, and offer a collaborative environment to foster your professional development while providing you a real opportunity for work-life balance. We expect to work in close collaboration with you to learn from your expertise while sharing ours. Working in a small, close-knit team, you will have the opportunity to take on additional roles within the firm depending on your level of interest and capabilities. What we can expect from youYou are an attorney who is highly attentive to detail and excellent at problem-solving. You can understand our clients’ goals and help them achieve their desired outcome while complying with the law and protecting their interests. You are great at communicating proactively with clients, SPZ staff and other external parties in a professional and friendly manner. QualificationsRequired:Licensed to practice law in the State of California.4+ year(s) experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house.Highly experienced in at least three of the following practice areas: entity selection and formation, financings, trademark prosecution, employment law, data privacy, and commercial contracts.High capacity for solving problems with attention to detail.Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).Proficient with Microsoft Office and generally tech-savvy and innately able to pick up new software quickly.Excellent with project management and multitasking.Preferred:Bay Area location preferred, but not required. Open to remote work for the right candidate.Prior experience holistically managing client relationships.Demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship and/or mission-driven organizations.BenefitsCompetitive salary, commensurate with experienceUnlimited PTO and flexible remote work policy401(k) matching after 1 year of serviceHealth care benefitsTraining and CLE opportunitiesStructured mentorship Path to partnership based on excellent performance

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