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Associate Counsel, Business and Commercial

| Greater NYC Area

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 independent contractor agreements, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and various services agreements)
  • Identify and explain non-standard terms and associated risks to relevant business stakeholders
  • Advise various business teams and partners on legal issues, approval processes, Compass policies and procedures, and business strategy
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes, with an emphasis on efficiency and scalability
  • Participate in the maintenance of various contracts to ensure compliance with Compass policies and risk tolerance
  • Advise and assist with matters of corporate governance, organizational structure, and entity management (including routine corporate filings)

What We Look For:

  • Strong academic credentials including a JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY bar a plus)
  • 1-2 years of top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience with a focus on corporate matters
  • Background in contract drafting and negotiation
  • General understanding of business and commercial affairs
  • Attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • A creative thinker with strong problem solving skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure, work independently, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and effectively manage deliverables with time-sensitive deadlines
  • A team player with low ego who can effectively work with other attorneys and legal professionals
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and an ability to clearly and simply explain complex ideas

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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