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Associate Counsel, New Business Growth & Expansion

Company: Compass
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

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.
Location Flexible

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
Serve as a corporate generalist, providing business-focused guidance to the Compass New Business Team in connection with various matters and new businesses across the organization including, but not limited to, title, escrow, mortgage, and other service lines complementary to our robust brokerage business.
Assist with business expansion efforts, including ancillary business line licensing (including title, escrow, and mortgage licensing) and engage in cross-functional collaboration to ensure that our products, services, marketing, and processes, comply with law.
Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of legal documents and strategic agreements (e.g. contracts, term sheets, program guidelines) that support and enable our business operations under tight deadlines.
Assist various business teams on risk assessment and management, taking into account Compass policies and procedures and business strategy.

What We Look 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 at top-tier law firm, in-house legal department, and/or government agency advising on complex corporate and commercial matters, including any of the following: M&A, commercial transactions, corporate governance, title/escrow/mortgage compliance, startups/emerging growth companies
Excellent analytical, consulting, drafting and negotiation skills with the ability to make well-reasoned legal and business judgments and clearly explain complex ideas
Familiarity with and experience applying multi-state and federal laws and regulatory frameworks (e.g. TILA, RESPA, ECOA, GLBA, HMDA, UDAAP, TCPA, CAN-SPAM, CCPA) a plus
A team player with low ego who can effectively work with other legal professionals
A willingness to learn new areas of law, acquire new skills, and take on additional and/or new responsibilities
Confidence operating in a fast-paced environment
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

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.

Do your best work, be your authentic self.

At Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world - a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive. Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.

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Keywords: Compass, New York , Associate Counsel, New Business Growth & Expansion, Legal , New York, New York

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