As a Counsel at Compass, you work on exciting matters that require proactive legal guidance. You’re part of a group of talented in-house lawyers and the projects you work on challenge you to think creatively and constructively. You are energetic and collaborative — ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of Compasss business and work with employees and agents across the company. Your contributions will be impactful, value driven, and you will play an instrumental role on the Compass Legal Team.

At Compass You Will:

  • Provide business-focused legal advice across the organization on day-to-day commercial legal matters and important business initiatives, such as the Compass Concierge program, and new business initiatives (including due diligence processes and program structuring)
  • Assist with business expansion efforts, including data licensing, real estate licensing, and related corporate governance tasks
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of routine and mission-critical commercial contracts and strategic agreements that support and enable our business operations under tight deadlines
  • Assist various business teams on risk assessment and management, taking into account Compass policies and procedures and business strategy
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes, with an emphasis on efficiency and scalability (including contract automation, developing trainings, contract templates, and playbooks)
  • Actively oversee and manage outside counsel and project components

What We Look For:

  • Strong academic credentials including a JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY bar a plus)
  • 4+ years at top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • Background in complex transactions (emphasis in the technology sector or experience with lending and licensing laws or consumer protection laws a plus)
  • Excellent analytical, consulting, drafting and negotiation skills with the ability to make well-reasoned legal and business judgments and clearly explain complex ideas
  • A team player with low ego who can effectively work with other legal professionals
  • A willingness to learn new areas of law, acquire new skills, and take on additional and/or new responsibilities within the team on an as-needed basis
  • Confidence operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently, manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure in a dynamic, fluid environment

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyones place.

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