The General Counsel will be responsible for developing, leading, and implementing legal strategies at One Energy. The General Counsel will provide the CEO and senior management with effective legal advice, manage legal functions company-wide, negotiate critical contracts, and facilitate complex legal transactions. One Energy has sophisticated contractual relationships with institutional investors and Fortune 500 customers including 20-year term energy contracts. The General Counsel will become the principal architect and administrator of these contracts.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as key legal advisor and facilitator of all major business transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, company formations, financial closings, and securities offerings.
Develop and maintain a high-level understanding of the legal entities that comprise the One Energy family of companies and strategize on the legal implications of changes to that structure.
Judge the merits of claims filed against One Energy, or on behalf of One Energy, and work with the appropriate executive(s) to identify and execute a strategic response.
Create practical and effective solutions to legal functions and staff.
Structure and manage the company's internal legal functions and staff.
Develop and maintain relationships with specialized outside counsel to achieve legal objectives.
Have complete comfort drafting original contracts from blank paper.
Engage in complex contract negotiation with an eye towards successful execution.
Juris Doctor Degree; admitted to the bar
In-depth understanding of transactional risk identification and risk assessment concepts
Contract drafting experience
Excellent interpersonal communications skills and ability to work in entrepreneurial environment
An ability to simplify and communicate complicated legal concepts
Patience, persistence, and creative problem-solving abilities
Excellent technical writing skills
Energy industry experience desired but not required
Secured debt transaction experience required
Corporate governance experience required
Must be comfortable solving problems that have never been solved
One Energy is changing the way businesses view and utilize wind energy. We develop and deliver projects with utility-scale, megawatt class wind turbines for private businesses with large electricity appetites. The One Energy family of companies delivers project assessment, development, engineering, procurement, construction, finance, and operations. Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, One Energy is... the trusted expert in on-site wind energy generation. One Energy is growing, and we are looking for a General Counsel to join our team.