Corporate Legal Counsel

saas cloud finance
Nov 16 2020
Full Time

Spreedly is a rapidly growing, growth private-equity funded digital payments company with headquarters located in downtown Durham, North Carolina. We've developed a high volume, global solution to support our vision that the world is better with a diversified, inclusive, payment ecosystem. 

Our employees help build a culture that values independence, transparency, and collaboration in a digital-first communication environment. We hope you do your best work at Spreedly and find a mature workplace striving to support the ebb and flow of work-life harmony.

Spreedly is seeking its first in-house Corporate Legal Counsel to join our growing team and begin contributing quickly. As our corporate counsel, you will report directly to the VP of Finance, and will also work closely with various departments to review contracts, ensure operational compliance, and provide ad-hoc legal support. The ideal candidate has a law degree with experience drafting and negotiating technology agreements, such as cloud and SaaS contracts, advising on open source software issues, and partnering with sales and channel teams to close deals. To be successful in this position, you must be able to adeptly handle negotiating, reviewing, writing, drafting and executing agreements and contracts on behalf of the company, including outbound channel agreements (distribution agreements, reseller agreements, sale agent agreements, etc.), license agreements, NDAs, notices, termination letters, consent letters, and other correspondence. This position requires a motivated self-starter and a business savvy team player who can effectively manage and negotiate deals with minimal supervision in the fast-paced environment of a growing technology company.

What you'll do

  • Review, draft and negotiate outbound SaaS/cloud services, software licensing, open source software licensing, reseller and professional services agreements
  • Draft equity agreements, board consents, and related documents
  • Be the negotiator and legal advisor to sales, business development and channel partner teams to address and provide solutions to commercial issues during negotiationsHandle corporate governance matters, including general board and shareholder matters, including stock option issuances
  • Be a resource and give guidance to HR on relevant employment law issues 
  • Review and negotiate inbound vendor agreements as needed
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the sales organization and internal stakeholders
  • Effectively manage and prioritize multiple deals and agreementsIdentify and assess legal and business risks of current commercial operations and processes
  • As bandwidth permits, handle a wide variety of other issues and projects that arise in growing in-house legal departments
  • Provide support and escalation to other team members on substantive legal issues such as data privacy and intellectual property
  • Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure that they are in compliance with legal requirements
  • Provide legal support for various go to market endeavors
  • Collaborate with various departmental colleagues to develop process improvements, templates, and operational policies
  • Provide legal advice and support on customer license compliance issues and disputes
  • Assist VP of Finance and CEO on special projects 
  • Provide training to the company on legal topics 

Must have

  • At least 3-4 years of relevant experience working in the corporate department of a law firm or for an in-house corporate legal department, preferably at a technology company
  • Knowledge and skills in software licensing, SaaS and/or e-commerce
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization
  • Proven negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to successfully interact with a wide variety of clients and business partners

Preferred qualifications

  • A law degree from a top tier university
  • Admitted to a recognized bar, bonus if admitted to the North Carolina State Bar
  • Preference will be given to those candidates in the Eastern time zone

What we offer

  • What we offer
  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Outstanding medical and dental benefits(we pay 100% of monthly premiums for employees + families)
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Medical and dependent care FSA
  • Optional vision insurance
  • Open PTO policy
  • 12 weeks paid Family Leave
  • Matching 401k plan (5% up to $5,000 yearly)
  • Monthly digital lifestyle stipend ($150)
  • Professional development opportunities including access to LinkedIn Learning

  • When travel and in-office work commences
  • Remote friendly work environment. Even our local employees are remote 3 days per week!
  • Tues./Thurs. are in-office days for local employees - the rest of the week employees are free to work wherever they choose
  • Paid lunches on in-office days for local employees
  • Quarterly visits to HQ for remote employees
Spreedly is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively work to drive out even unintentional discrimination in our hiring processes via practices like blindly graded work samples, structured interviews, and diversity awareness training.

Due to the sensitive nature of what Spreedly does- handling payment data- candidates must complete a successful background check. If you have concerns along those lines, please discuss with us sooner rather than later- we do not want you to waste time in the hiring process and get disqualified at the end if we can help it.

Some of our positions are open to remote applicants. If this is the case it will be sited in the job posting just below the position name. Unless otherwise stated, remote positions are open to candidates in the contiguous US only. We are not set up to support remote employees from CA, NY, WA or outside the contiguous US. All applicants must have a US work visa.  

We appreciate your interest in our company. Because of the high volume of resume flow, we will only respond to those candidates that we think will be a potential fit.
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