SEC Reporter, Corporate Counsel Ascend Wellness Holdings New York, NY

AWH is a vertically integrated cannabis cultivator, processor and dispensary operator with assets and partners in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio. We seek to foster a robust and inclusive cannabis organization through providing a customer-focused retail experience and producing quality and mindfully created cannabis products. Our goal is to build a world class team that will continue our mission of helping to shape the future of cannabis and bettering our customers life with cannabis. How will we achieve this? By offering unrivaled quality, consistency and meticulously curated products that satisfy our customers unique, individual needs.

When it comes to customer service experience, our dispensaries set a new standard of excellence, emphasizing health and wellness. As a team that is committed to our values, our people and our communities; we are looking for people who are inspired by our vision and stay dedicated to our mission as we scale continuously.

Why AWH ?

Our people are our greatest asset. Our teams are comprised of a group of skilled and passionate professionals and partners from a diverse range of fields. We believe in not only building a diverse team but creating a space where ALL feel welcome and training our leaders to not only be inclusive themselves but to inspire their teams to be the same. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age or disability. We believe in providing competitive compensation, quality benefits and a work environment that fosters creativity, hard work and leverage every one of our employees’ unique skills while giving them what it takes to advance those said skills and learn new ones. We sweat the details to ensure our teams are confident and excited to provide best in class service to our customers and communities we serve.

Reporting to the EVP of the Legal team, the SEC Reporte r, Corporate Counsel will play an integral role in the filings, reporting, and disclosures of Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc., a newly publicly traded company. They will be primarily responsible for managing the Company’s public reporting obligations (primarily arising under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934) but will also assist on financing transactions and day-to-day legal operations.

Drafting, reviewing, advising on and submitting public filings and other public disclosures, including periodic reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, proxy statements, registration statements, Section 16 beneficial ownership reports Current Reports on Form 8-K, and earnings press releases and presentations.
Advising on compliance with listing standards and handling exchange submissions
Leading various general corporate matters, including organizing the annual meeting of stockholders and related proxy voting and stockholder delivery and access mechanics, and assisting with the company’s D&O insurance program
Advising on mergers & acquisition transactions
Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
Developing and implementing policies, practices and critical initiatives across all teams
Supporting other members of the team with the quarterly earnings process, periodic reports, compliance with Regulation FD, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and other related matters
Providing such other assistance and support as may be required from time to time in areas outside of those specified above

Admitted to practice law in New York State and in good standing; or qualified to promptly register as in-house counsel in New York State (other state admissions will be considered)
5+ years’ experience and proven success advising clients at a major law firm and/or in an in-house position.
Juris Doctor Degree required
Experience in executive compensation disclosures highly valuable; 162(m) and 409A compliance not required but valuable.
Proficient in MS Office, Proficient in MS Excel
Experience in compliance reporting software required, Workiva preferred.
Must maintain a high level of integrity, personal motivation, and sense of urgency.
Must be 21 years of age or older to apply.
Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry.

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