Harvest is seeking a corporate transactions lawyer to join our in-house legal team as we prepare to go public and continue with the rapid growth and expansion of our national cannabis organization. The Assistant General Counsel will work under the direction of our General Counsel and with other Assistant General Counsel. Scope of responsibilities include a full range of commercial transactions and agreements, M&A work, general operational issues, real estate contracts and transactions, corporate governance, and business formations. Other duties may include:
Consulting with management in all business areas.
Reviewing, advising, negotiating and drafting contractual agreements.
Advising the company on corporate transaction matters.
Advising the company on marketing and public relations matters.
Advising the company on corporate governance and Board of Director matters.
Advising the company on internal and external audit matters.
Advising the company on ancillary product administration, licensing, and legal requirements.
Keeping informed of industry- and state-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place.
Advising the company on and managing outside counsel for ongoing business issues as needed; patent and trademark matters; litigation and employment law matters.
Managing legal, compliance and licensing groups.
Participate in ongoing education and professional development opportunities.
Work collectively and respectfully with other team members from all department and business units.
Additional duties as assigned by management.
Ideal candidate must have 7-10+ years of corporate transactions experience including M&A expertise and hands-on commercial, retail, industrial, and real estate transactions. Experience in, or at least exposure to, securities law matters and business litigation is a plus.
Arizona Bar membership is required.
Solid and substantive experience and thorough understanding of how to effectively structure, negotiate, and document leases, operating agreements, purchase agreements, and other corporate business agreements and ancillary lease and business agreement documents.
Knowledge of Arizona’s cannabis legislation, or similar legislation in other states, is desirable, though not required.
Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to positively influence people; must be capable of effectively interacting at all levels in the organization.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to manage high stress situations, and to be flexible and adaptable when a situation requires it.
Excellent academic record and success in a corporate law environment, excellent written and oral communication skills, and leadership capabilities.
If necessary, ability to work 7 days per week and to be flexible with schedule, including travel.
At least 21 years of age and authorized to work in the US, proper employment documentation, reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.
Throughout extended periods, must be capable of sitting, squatting, standing, kneeling, bending, or walking throughout the work day. Must be capable of working in front of a computer for extended periods of time based on job duties listed above.
Harvest is a national enterprise engaged in expansion efforts across the US. Presently, we hold multiple licenses in Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Arkansas. We are seeking leaders who share our commitment and drive to making a lasting impact on the medical cannabis industry. We also strive to make an impact locally in the communities we serve and globally through academic research.