General Counsel

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JOB TITLE: General Counsel

LOCATION: Pewaukee, WI or Chicago, IL

General Counsel – SunVest Solar, Inc. – Pewaukee, WI or Chicago, IL (www.sunvest.com)

SunVest Solar LLC is a leading solar developer, owner, operator of distributed- and utility- scale solar energy projects. We are looking for a qualified and motivated candidate to join our senior management team as General Counsel. This is a new, full-time position based out of either SunVest Solar’s corporate headquarters in Pewaukee, WI or our suburban Chicago offices. Although this is not a fully remote position, SunVest is willing to consider a hybrid remote/in-person office arrangement.

 

Position Overview:

The General Counsel will work closely with the Executive Team (leading and supporting as needed) in contract drafting and negotiations as well as oversight of corporate governance and corporate level record-keeping tasks. The position will work across verticals within SunVest, including origination, project development, project contracts, asset management, finance, and general corporate contracts. Experience in development of distributed generation solar and/or storage project finance, mergers and acquisitions is strongly preferred. It is anticipated that the General Counsel would, over time, build a legal team which may include associate attorneys and paralegals. The General Counsel, reporting to the CFO, will have the opportunity to participate in and influence business decisions across the company.

 

Responsibilities:

Coordinating work of outside legal counsel

Assist with formation of new entities, drafting operating agreements and resolutions

Review tax equity and finance documents to identify potential risks / opportunities and work with the business team and external counsel to ensure that the commercial terms are accurately captured

Draft and/or review Purchase and Sale Agreements, Letters of Intent, EPC Contracts, O&M contracts, and other contracts ancillary to the acquisition, financing, and ongoing management of distributed energy solar and storage projects. Enhance production efficiency of the same

Due diligence review of project contracts, including power purchase agreements, real property documents, corporate governance documents, EPC contracts, O&M agreements, and other contracts ancillary to the development, construction, acquisition, financing, and management of distributed energy solar and storage projects

Analyzing and summarizing complicated transactional documents and advising senior management and internal business teams about the related legal risks

Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the organization and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk

Managing contract compliance

Oversee corporate governance

Assist in Human Resource compliance for multi-state workforce

 

Required Skills/Qualifications:

Law degree from an accredited law school

Must be licensed in good standing and admitted to practice in either WI or IL

5+ years of experience in renewable energy project finance, M&A, or development – understanding of partnerships/ joint ventures / tax equity contract structures an advantage

Excellence in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Strong attention to detail, analytical skills, judgment, enthusiasm and interpersonal skills together with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously in a dynamic, fast-paced international and multicultural environment

Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to take ideas and run with them from concept to conclusion

Exceptional verbal and writing communication skills with superiors, peers, partners, and other stakeholders

Excellent interpersonal skills while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced and ever- changing environment

 

Compensation:

Full-time position with competitive base salary commensurate with experience, bonus opportunities, 401(k) employer match up to 4%, and health/vision/dental benefits upon availability

Opportunity to earn equity in operating assets through a unique membership interest unit structure

Paid time off including company holidays

Great opportunity to work with a well-respected fast-growing company in an up-and-coming industry

 

SunVest Solar is part of Neumann’s Family of Companies, with offices in the Midwest and Northeast. As a solar developer, SunVest specializes in large solar projects from start-to-finish including land acquisition, design, development and maintenance. SunVest also aids in financial opportunities, grant writing, federal tax credits for installations and state incentives.

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    SunVest Solar is part of Neumann’s Family of Companies, with offices in the Midwest and Northeast. As a solar developer, SunVest specializes in large solar projects from start-to-finish including land acquisition, design, development and maintenance. SunVest also aids in financial opportunities, grant writing, federal tax credits for installations and state incentives.

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