Internal Mobility/Promotions – We focus on helping our teammates develop professionally.
Need a vacation? We offer generous paid time off.
Love your pet? We have pet insurance!
Like to give back to your community? We offer paid volunteer hours each month.
It’s never too early to save for retirement – we offer a 401K and company match!
Healthcare, dental, vision, generous parental leave program, casual work environment, and much more!
A Great Opportunity to Make an Impact
The primary responsibility of this position is to assist on U.S. securities and corporate law matters. He/she will be part of a close-knit/~10 person legal team with an opportunity to get in on the ground floor and play a strategic role in this newly public, high growth company. He/she will report to the Associate General Counsel – Head of Corporate Legal and will assist with the drafting and review of Sunlight’s periodic SEC filings (10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy Statements), Schedule 13D and Section 16 reporting (Form 3, 4 and 5), including ensuring compliance with '34 Act requirements. This position will also (i) support the Corporate Secretary function, including Board/Committee mailings and related matters and (ii) draft and negotiate a variety of corporate commercial agreements and provide day-to-day advice and counsel on a broad range of corporate, securities and governance matters.
Be Part of a Winning Team - Responsibilities for the Role
Assist with drafting of the Company’s Proxy and process generally, including gathering information from various business units for populating Proxy; assist with Internal Audit requests; advise on disclosure issues and provide guidance to business units providing data
Assist with D&O Questionnaire process, including updating questionnaires, coordinating distribution, review of completed questionnaires for disclosure issues
Familiarity with and ability to manage Section 16 compliance
Assist with NYSE compliance requirements
Draft and negotiate commercial corporate contracts, confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, and provide support with respect to M&A activity
Assist with related party transactions analysis; maintain records of transactions and completed approval paperwork; maintain inter-company agreements; draft various amendments/updates as arrangements change; coordinate among various business units to gather information when documenting terms of arrangements on ongoing basis
Assist with various aspects of annual shareholders and board and committee meeting, including coordination of materials, logistics, etc.
Assist with transfer agent and equity plan administration matters
Assist with updating company policies/charters and conducting trainings.
Responsiveness to client inquiries and provision of accurate, timely and practical legal advice
Devote time and resources to keep current on relevant corporate laws, to keep abreast of legal legislative and regulatory issues and anticipate trends and changes
Supervise outside counsel; review work product
JD from top accredited law school required; minimum of 3-5 years of experience of corporate and securities experience in a top law firm. In house experience a plus but not required
Licensed to practice in North Carolina or eligible for registration in North Carolina as in-house counsel or ability to waive into North Carolina
Committed to working with integrity and producing excellent, accurate work in a timely manner
Excellent oral, written and analytical skills
Good judgment and ability to manage multiple competing priorities
Demonstrated creative, flexible problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Ability to convey complex legal concepts in a clear and understandable way to laypersons
The individual in this position must be a self-starter, organized, have a sense of urgency and be a dedicated team player
Ability to work independently on ordinary course matters
Sunlight provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sunlight complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Sunlight expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Sunlight’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
About Sunlight Financial
Sunlight is a business-to-business-to-consumer, technology-enabled point-of-sale (POS) financing platform that provides residential solar or home improvement contractors the ability to offer seamless POS financing to their customers when purchasing residential solar systems or other home improvements. These loans are funded via Sunlight’s network of capital providers who, by partnering with Sunlight, gain access to a difficult-to-reach loan market, best-in-class consumer credit underwriting and attractive risk adjusted returns. These loans are facilitated through Sunlight’s proprietary technology by which Sunlight offers instant credit decisions at the POS on behalf of Sunlight’s various capital providers to homeowners nationwide. Since Sunlight’s launch in 2015, Sunlight has facilitated over $4 billion of loans through its proprietary technology-enabled POS financing platform in partnership with over 1,000 contractor relationships.
Sunlight’s success is fueled by its strong and intentional culture founded on core values such as honesty, fairness and scrappiness that drive Sunlight teammates to work with Sunlight’s contractor and capital provider partners, and the consumers they... serve, to find the right result to business challenges and a way to deliver. Also core to Sunlight’s values is a passion for Sunlight’s business and the societal benefits that Sunlight provides. Sunlight loans facilitated to date represent more than 100,000 homeowners who have had the opportunity to save money on their utility bills and to choose renewable energy over carbon-producing traditional sources of power. As of the end of 2020, Sunlight’s financing of residential solar systems and energy efficient home improvement products has eliminated over 10.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (and growing). Sunlight was also certified as carbon neutral for the year 2020 and expects to maintain this certification in future.
An Empowering and Inclusive Culture
Sunlight Financial empowers its teammates to make a positive impact at our company and in our world. We recognize the power of our people and value our differences — in thought, style, gender identity and expression, culture, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and experience — recognizing that our diversity makes us a stronger company!