Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

  • Corporate Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/18/2019 8:46 PM)
    ID
    2019-2461
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Legal
  • Responsibilities

    About us:

     

    Our employees describe us as very fast, very flexible and lots of fun.  We are a young, growing company, just shy of 1,200 employees in approximately 50 offices around the country. 

     

    In a nutshell, we provide environmental services – planning and permitting services, air, water and soil testing services, water treatment services, soil remediation services and waste-to-energy services.  Regulations and the public’s desire for sustainability drive the need for our services but our unique capabilities allow us to add value to clients beyond environmental compliance.  For our families and communities, we strive to protect the air they breathe, the water they drink and the soil on which they feed.

     

    We have grown organically and through acquisitions, and we expect to remain very acquisitive.  In order to support the continued growth of the organization, we would like to add a dynamic corporate counsel with 5-7 years of transactional experience who is comfortable with speed, change and a broad array of responsibilities.  Chemistry is very important to us because we have a unique (and quite successful) blend of very experienced environmental engineers/operators coupled with very high tempo leaders.  Our chemistry is a large part of our success to-date.

     

    Position Summary:

     

    Reporting to the General Counsel, the Corporate Counsel will be an integral part of the Company’s legal and M&A teams, responsible primarily for overseeing the legal aspects of the Company’s acquisitions and integration.  He/She may also be involved in: environmental and regulatory matters, corporate governance, real estate and IP portfolio management, commercial contract review and providing day-to-day operational support.  The ideal candidate will have a strong M&A background with sufficient experience to operate autonomously under the supervision and direction of the General Counsel.  He/She should be equally comfortable contributing to discussions with executive management, running M&A transactions, and supporting operational leadership on day-to-day matters while maintaining exceptional attention to detail.

     

    Responsibilities/Duties:  Responsibilities and duties of the Corporate Counsel may include:

     

    • Leading merger and acquisition transactions, including due diligence, transaction document drafting and negotiation, and coordinating closings and integration
    • Demonstrated experience interpreting, drafting, and negotiating commercial contract terms and conditions
    • Analysis of environmental regulations and advising on various regulatory matters
    • Assisting with compliance and corporate governance matters (i.e. drafting board resolutions, managing state filing requirements for subsidiaries, etc.)
    • Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing concise, practical summaries for General Counsel and operational leadership
    • Willingness and ability to operate independently of junior staff
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, verbally and through written means, and interact with others effectively

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

     

    • J.D. and admission to state bar
    • Strong academic credentials
    • 5-7 years of relevant experience, including experience in M&A transactions, drafting and negotiating contracts, research and writing and corporate governance matters
    • SEC/public company experience preferred, but not required
    • Experience with renewable energy development projects preferred, but not required

     Abilities:

     

    • Sound and practical business judgment as well as common sense
    • Comfort in identifying, prioritizing, and solving problems
    • Strong writing and presentation skills and attention to detail, organizational skills, and a commitment to quality
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, think clearly under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and thrive with minimal supervision in a fast-pace, growing company
    • Ability to navigate uncertainty and provide legal guidance
    • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
    • Ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional teams (e.g. HR, IT and Finance)

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