Corporate, General Commercial/Contracts Law, Multinational Business
Major, Lindsey & Africa has been exclusively retained to conduct a search for a Corporate Counsel for OpenGate Capital Management to be located in Los Angeles, CA.
Overview: This position will handle a variety of general corporate and transactional work for OpenGate and on behalf of Opengate’s numerous portfolio companies located in the U.S. and abroad. This position will have exposure to a variety of commercial transactional work, especially in the operations space; including but not limited to vendor/vendee contracts, purchase and service agreements, supply agreements, compliance and regulatory matters, compensation matters and executive employment agreements. This person will also be responsible for the issuance and administration of management equity grants for the various portfolio companies and for all corporate governance matters for U.S. portfolio companies and supervision of governance matters for foreign portfolio companies. This candidate will report to the General Counsel and potentially work closely with OpenGate’s M&A and Operations teams, as well as c-suite executives at OpenGate’s portfolio companies.
Company: OpenGate Capital is a private equity firm that strives to acquire and optimize lower middle market businesses throughout North America and Europe. With a strategic international presence and a deep focus on key industry sectors (Technology, Consumer, Business Services & Industrials), OpenGate leverages their in-house investing and operational resources to drive long-term value creation while offering creative solutions to meet any Sellers’ needs.
Experience: A minimum of practicing 3 years in a sophisticated transactional department of a law firm along with some corporate governance experience. Valid license to practice law in California and in good standing with California State Bar Association.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Relocation: No, local candidates only.
Bar: Must be a member in good standing with California State Bar Association.
Must be a member in good standing with California State Bar Association.
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