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General Counsel (06-14-227)

Location: Louisville, CO, USA

Publicly traded solar company seeks an attorney to oversee the company's legal affairs. The Counsel reports to and works closely with the CEO and the Board, and is an integral member of the executive leadership team. As the sole legal counsel to the company, this attorney will coordinate and formulate the company's position on legal and compliance issues and will provide leadership and creativity in devising innovative legal solutions in working towards company's business goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain relationships with outside legal advisors and coordinate provision of internal and external legal advice

  • Link legal needs with all other departments and anticipate their requirements

  • Advise Board, CEO and executive leadership on legal matters

  • Oversee and ensure appropriate legal and contractual support for project development, including joint venture agreements, power purchase agreements, purchase and sale agreements, real estate and contract agreements

  • General corporate experience in order to provide legal support in areas such as Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Information Technology, and Finance

  • Ensure the proper balance of internal and external legal resources and their effective allocation

  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • Candidate should have a JD from an accredited law school

  • A member in good standing of any state bar

  • Minimum of 10 years of legal experience; law firm and in-house experience preferred

  • Strong project development experience, with preference for renewable energy project development. Experience in the energy or project development industry strongly preferred.

  • Experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing PPA and EPC contracts, operating and maintenance agreements, equipment purchase and sales agreements, service agreements, license agreements, subcontracts, and vendor agreements. Proven ability to assess and advise on risk mitigation strategies, insurance issues, warranty exposure, and external liabilities preferred.

  • Experience structuring, financing, and implementing complex energy, infrastructure, or industrial projects, including tax, debt, and cash equity financing a plus

  • Excellent negotiating, time management, project management, dispute resolution, and interpersonal skills

  • Proven record of good judgment, creative problem solving, commercial awareness, and high-quality contribution to business strategy

  • Comfortable managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced, time-critical environment

  • Capable of working with minimal administrative support and minimum supervision

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, 401k, and more

  • Free use of on-site health club

  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch on-site at the Gaiam Cafe

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