Senior Counsel - Transactions

Avantus

Job Title

Senior Counsel – Transactions

Location

Remote

Employment Basis

Full Time

Start Date

Avantus (formerly 8minute) is shaping the future by making reliable, accessible clean energy a global reality. Our legacy of leadership in next generation solar energy includes developing the nation’s largest solar cluster and the first plant to beat fossil fuel prices. Today, we are expanding the boundaries of existing technologies to build one of the largest portfolios of smart power plants with integrated storage, capable of providing 30 million people with low-cost, zero-emission energy – day and night. Through our relentless pursuit of better, we are decarbonizing our planet at the gigaton level, and bringing the advantages of clean energy to all of us. For more information, please visit www.avantus.com and follow Avantus on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Position Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized candidate for a Counsel/Sr. Counsel position. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound industry knowledge, superior communications, and detail-oriented organizational skills. Our legal team is seeking an experienced attorney to support our growing PV+S project pipeline on project development, PPA and EPC negotiations, M&A, financing, and regulatory matters. This position reports to the General Counsel. The ideal candidate will have experience in the renewable energy industry on utility-scale solar and battery storage. This is a highly critical and cross-functional role, as the individual will work closely with all stakeholders and across all cross-functional teams from the inception of a new project through financing and construction. The ideal candidate is a true self-starter, a passionate and creative problem solver who will be able to hit the ground running with little supervision, and who understands both the legal and business objectives of renewable energy development and project financing.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and/or assist with, as directed, M&A transactions, joint ventures, asset rotation transactions, and tax equity transactions
  • Review, draft and negotiate transaction documents such as asset purchase agreements, equity purchase and sale agreements, capital contribution agreements, shareholders agreements and limited liability company agreements
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate membership interest purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, EPC agreements, services agreements, and other solar project related agreements;
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate debt and equity financing structures, including portfolio financing structures, back-leverage debt, tax equity partnership documents.
  • Coordinate efforts with other internal teams, including investments and M&A, finance, real estate, tax, environmental, permitting and regulatory.
  • Perform diligence and provide diligence guidance to development teams and external counsel regarding project acquisition and greenfield development.
  • Provide general legal support to finance, business development, construction and operations teams in the deployment of renewables projects.
  • Provide general legal counsel and strategic guidance to senior management.
  • Effectively and efficiently engage and manage outside counsel.
  • All other duties as assigned by General Counsel.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Admitted to applicable state bar.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with commercial transactions, construction, and/or financing legal experience for solar, storage, wind or other energy related experience required.
  • Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams of internal and external resources.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, organizational, and negotiation skills.
  • High level of integrity with the ability to cultivate and maintain positive relationships.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude and work ethic with a desire to roll up your sleeves and get the job done in a fast-paced environment and rapidly growing business.
  • Willingness to be flexible about your work schedule to support closings and to meet deadlines and shifting demands and priorities.
  • Willingness to travel as required.

Benefits

Avantus offers competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package, including 401(k) matching; comprehensive medical and dental options; and flexible PTO. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

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Avantus offers competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package, including 401(k) matching; comprehensive medical and dental plan options; and flexible PTO. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

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Pay Range
$160,000$235,000 USD