General Counsel The Source+ Holding Las Vegas, NV

Full Job Description

The General Counsel will partner with the business to manage and coordinate all legal and compliance matters affecting the Company. Specifically, the General Counsel will work closely with internal business partners and external counsel to strategize and develop practical legal and compliance solutions to various business issues including contracts, intellectual property, general corporate, real estate, employment/HR, commercial disputes/litigation, and compliance.

The General Counsel will need to continually develop specific expertise to support the complex business issues involved with operating in a privileged industry and ensure the company’s risk is mitigated in matters of compliance and business.

About The Source+

The Source+, a cannabis leader in Nevada, has four dispensary and two cultivation locations throughout the state of NV plus operations in Massachusetts.

The Source+ was named one of “The 10 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Las Vegas” in 2018 by High Times, “Best Dispensary” in 2018 by Desert Companion’s annual “Best of the City” awards, and was the only dispensary featured in Maxim’s (https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/ultimate-las-vegas-guys-weekend-2018-8) “15 Must-Hit Spots for the Ultimate Guys Weekend in Las Vegas.”

Responsibilities:

  • A thorough understanding of compliance, rules and regulations in either the cannabis industry or another heavily regulated business sector (e.g. Gaming).
  • Review, draft and negotiate commercial contracts with the Company’s diverse slate of vendors, suppliers, and customers.
  • Manage the corporate governance function for the Company, including assisting with Board meetings, agendas, various state filings and the drafting of corporate resolutions.
  • Manage external legal support including fee negotiation, bill management and project oversight as necessary.
  • Provide legal and compliance support for the compliance and human resources function of the Company.
  • Negotiate lease/purchase agreements when necessary; manage the Company’s real estate lease portfolio.
  • Work to create more standardization and uniformity in the Company’s approach to contractual forms, terms, and conditions.
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit, willing to spend more than 40 hours a week on projects
  • Personally handle as much of the Company’s legal and compliance work as is practical and closely oversee outside counsel on overflow matters and matters that require additional specialization and expertise.
  • Provide sound, well-reasoned legal advice to the Company’s departments through the development and maintenance of strong business relationships.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment commensurate with specialized legal skills and experience.
  • Demonstrate leadership and team-working skills in support of a collaborative environment.
  • Looking for a candidate with a mindset to juggle multiple projects, understands the dedicated time and effort takes to follow through.
  • Assist the CEO in negotiating asset purchase agreements and other large value transactions
  • Anticipate and guard against potential legal risks
  • Monitor the business landscape to determine relevant or upcoming business, regulatory, risk or contract issues that require additional research, expertise, and planning
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Yes

Work Environment

  • This job operates in both a professional office environment as well as throughout our retail, cultivation and manufacturing facilities.
  • Physical Demands – Must be able to carry, bend, stand, file documents, lift, and push/pull as needed

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Travel

  • This position requires up to 25% travel

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working as a lawyer both in a well-regarded commercial law firm and/or a corporate legal department
  • Strong substantive training and skills in corporate/commercial and/or intellectual property matters required
  • A preferable background will also include time spent working on issues affecting the cannabis and/or e-commerce industries
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with a variety of team members and levels in a matrix organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; experience gaining alignment to ideas at all levels.
  • Excellent ability to collaborate with senior business leaders
  • Pragmatic solutions orientation
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced business environment and follow-up on pending issues timely
  • Open to change and committed to continuous process improvement
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with a positive demeanor and a customer-centric focus

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

  • There is no visa or H1-B sponsorship. Candidates must successfully complete a criminal record screening or FBI Fingerprints requirements.
  • Successful completion of a thorough personal reference check and background check from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Note that any applicant with a violent felony or drug-related offense (Conclusion of sentence, probation, and/or incarceration within the past 10 years) is not eligible to become a dispensary agent.

AAP/EEO Statement

  • The Source+ is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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