Associate Counsel, Commercial Transactions


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 02/10/2021
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  • Company Address: 2405 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, US

About Compass

Compass is a real estate technology company with a powerful end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. We deliver an incomparable experience to both agents and their clients all in service of the Compass mission: to help everyone find their place in the world.

Job Description

At Compass, we envision a world where the experience of selling or buying a home is simple and pleasant for everyone. Founded in 2012, Compass provides an end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to their seller and buyer clients, all in service of our mission to help everyone find their place in the world.

As an Associate Counsel at Compass, you work on exciting matters that require proactive legal guidance. You're part of a group of talented in-house lawyers and the projects you work on challenge you to think creatively and constructively. You are energetic and collaborative -- ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of Compass’s business and work with employees and agents across the company. Your contributions will be impactful, value driven, and you will play an instrumental role on the Compass Legal Team. 

At Compass You Will:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of routine and mission-critical commercial contracts (including professional services agreements, master services agreements, nondisclosure agreements, license agreements, and various technology hardware and software agreements) that support and enable our business operations
  • Support the Compass Development team in drafting and negotiating complex new development marketing and sales agreements
  • Identify and analyze legal issues and communicate sound, understandable legal and business recommendations to the various internal stakeholders you support across Compass teams from Finance to Product and Engineering
  • Advise various business teams and partners on legal issues and risk assessment, approval processes, Compass policies and procedures, and business strategy
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes, including contract lifecycle management, with an emphasis on efficiency and scalability (including contract automation, developing trainings, contract templates, and playbooks)

What We're Looking For:

  • Strong academic credentials including a JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY or CA bar a plus)
  • 2+ years of top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience with a focus on corporate matters
  • Background in contract drafting and negotiation
  • Confidence operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with superior organizational skills
  • A creative thinker with strong problem solving skills and the ability to stay calm, work independently, and effectively manage multiple deliverables with time-sensitive deadlines
  • A team player with low ego who can effectively work with other attorneys and colleagues
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and an ability to clearly and simply explain complex ideas
  • A willingness to learn new areas of law, acquire new skills, and take on additional and/or new responsibilities within the team on an “as-needed” basis

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

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