Corporate Counsel – Transactional | Reactivate | Remote (United States)

Corporate Counsel – Transactional | Reactivate | Remote (United States)

Remote US
Application ends: July 27, 2024
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Job Description

This Corporate Counsel – Transactional hire will join Reactivate as its second attorney and as the third member of its growing legal team. The position will support the General Counsel and the broader business teams on contracting, governance matters, compliance and other broad-based transactional support, in each case, in connection with Reactivate’s community solar and other green technology projects in the United States.

About Reactivate ☀️

Reactivate is a mission driven renewable energy developer, owner and operator powered by Invenergy and Lafayette Square. Our team brings together complementary impact investment and sustainable energy expertise to support renewable energy projects, including distributed solar projects (commercial, community, and small-utility scale), energy storage and EV charging projects. Reactivate is dedicated to ensuring an equitable energy future. We are a team on a path to be the country’s leading developer, financier and operator of renewable energy projects serving low-income communities. We have set bold targets to harness the power of renewable energy to generate savings for low-to-moderate income households, create jobs for underserved workers, help bring minority and women-owned businesses into the renewable energy supply chain, and help revive disinvested communities through tax payments on previously under-utilized land. You can learn more about Reactivate at https://www.reactivate.com/.

At Reactivate, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are more than just words to us. These are values at the core of how we build our teams, cultivate our leaders, and create a company where everyone feels valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are.  We strive to create workplaces that reflect the communities we serve, and we believe that our differences enable us to be a better team. We are not just looking for a culture fit, we are looking for a culture add.  We hope you will consider adding everything that makes you uniquely you to our growing team.

Responsibilities ⚙️

  • Commercial Contracts:
    • Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including consulting agreements, NDAs, and supplier agreements
  • Key Commercial Transactions:
    • Provide legal support on project financings, including debt and tax equity financings
    • Support strategic initiatives, including joint ventures, M&A transactions, and other key corporate transactions
    • Act as lead transactional counsel for solar engineering, procurement and construction contracts
  • Regulatory:
    • Assist with researching and advising on incentive opportunities, including tax credit availability under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
    • Provide legal advice on regulatory compliance, including industry-specific regulations (e.g., FERC compliance)
  • Day-to-Day Legal Support:
    • Manage outside counsel efficiently and effectively when needed
    • Lead various corporate legal tasks, including preparing corporate resolutions, maintaining books and records, and coordinating signatures
    • Assist the General Counsel on litigation and compliance matters when necessary
    • Work closely with internal stakeholders to provide day-to-day legal advice

Requirements 🎓

  • Juris Doctor, licensed to practice law and in good standing in at least one US State (IL, CO or NY preferred)
  • A high attention to detail and strong organizational, time management, and oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in drafting and reviewing commercial contracts
  • Experience in the renewables industry, construction industry, corporate practice at a law firm, and/or experience as an in-house transactional attorney preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work remotely, independently, and collaboratively

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