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Posted Apr 20

Internal Counsel

Orchard
New York, NY Full Time

You seek to work in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment where your expertise can add significant value. You have experience in deal negotiation within financial services and understand how to apply your experience to drive business results. You are a critical and creative thinker who can develop legal at Orchard into a strategic asset for the business. You never view legal limitations as obstacles but rather as exciting opportunities to approach new objectives.

Responsibilities:

Provide strategic guidance to Orchard leadership in the development of new business and product opportunities

Create or supervise the creation of various agreements with customers

Assist with everyday legal work such as NDAs, negotiating contracts, fundraising documents, employee matters, etc.

Manage outside counsel as necessary

Ability to become Orchard’s legal “subject matter expert” and communicate complex legal issues across the organization in plain english

Work with CCO and internal teams to maintain compliance with all applicable regulations

Report directly to the CFO (MBA & JD)

Qualifications:

5-8 years of experience post law school

Licensed to practice law

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Innate ability to manage multiple high-priority projects with tight deadlines

Interested in growing with the organization, potentially even into a GC role!

Working knowledge of regulations pertaining to Registered Investment Advisors and Broker Dealers

Experience with credit and deals involving the sale of loans, a strong plus

Knowledge of securitization and capital markets, a plus

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