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Compass // tech-enabled real estate platform & brokerage
Greater New York City    Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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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 & the projects you work on challenge you to think creatively & constructively. You are energetic & collaborative -- ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of Compasss business & work with employees & agents across the company. Your contributions will be impactful, value driven, & you will play an instrumental role on the Compass Legal Team.

At Compass You Will:

  • Draft, review, & negotiate a wide range of routine & mission-critical customer contracts (including agent independent contractor agreements & non-disclosure agreements) that support & enable our business operations
  • Interpret contractual terms & identify associated risks to relevant business stakeholders
  • Collaborate with various business teams at Compass (including sales, sales leadership, regional leadership, growth, finance, & product & engineering) -- advising on legal issues, approval processes, Compass policies & procedures, & business strategy 
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements & legal processes (including automation efforts), with an emphasis on efficiency & scalability
  • Participate in the maintenance of various contracts to ensure compliance with Compass policies & risk tolerance

What We Look For:

  • Strong academic credentials including a JD & membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY 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 & negotiation
  • Confidence operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with superior organizational skills
  • A creative thinker with strong problem solving skills & the ability to stay calm, work independently, & effectively manage multiple deliverables with time-sensitive deadlines
  • A team player with low ego who can effectively work with other attorneys & colleagues
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills & an ability to clearly & 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 anyones place.

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