We are seeking to hire an experienced attorney to serve as the General
Counsel (“GC”) of the Family Office and work directly with the
President. The GC will serve as a trusted advisor to the President and
be directly responsible for the management of the legal and governance
processes within the Family Office. The GC is responsible for drafting,
review, coordination and management of contracts/agreements and other
legal service requests from family members, trustees and family office
professionals. The GC must be an individual who will be clearly aligned
with the President and other Family Office personnel to maintain core
values and best-in-class services on behalf of the family.
individual will have the opportunity to work closely with the Family
Office President and the senior management team regarding all aspects of
legal advisory, compliance and related documentation including: i)
advising leadership on legal ramifications of investments and investment
structures, coordinating the oversight and preparation of transactional
documentation including limited partner agreements, subscription
documents, engagement letters, purchase and sale agreements, etc., ii)
legal engagement, advice and support to individual family members
including various employee matters and business transactions such as
real estate purchase and sale contracts, architectural and construction
agreements, zoning and permitting, leases, contractor/subcontractor
agreements, immigration, household employment law, powers of attorney,
consent agreements, non-disclosure agreements, civil violations and
other matters as requested, and iii) governance management and family
office compliance support including advising on Private Trust Company
fiduciary responsibilities and compliance, committee structures and
functions, insurance coverages, policies and procedures, documentation
and compliance/regulatory standards management, and preparation of
presentations for the President, Trustees, Family members and others.
position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced legal
professional with a diversified background to assume the responsibility
of leading, managing and supervising the legal function.
and manage the legal function of the Family Office, which includes
compliance and governance for 150+ individuals, related entities and
- Actively manage and mentor the legal support team, with the
goal of improving efficiencies. This will include collaboration and
engagement with other divisions of the Family Office and affiliated
operating businesses to promote team building, unity, and overall
- Actively manage third-party legal relationships, including
setting and monitoring engagements, budgets and billings, evaluating
existing relationships, making new legal/professional provider
recommendations, and actively managing cost controls and service
- Evaluate and analyze current legal and compliance operations to identify risks, cost controls and process enhancements.
and implement legal policies, procedures and controls to ensure the
effective and efficient operation of the legal functions, with a focus
on continuous improvement and risk management.
- Work closely with the
President in connection with the family’s investment portfolio,
including active involvement and support with all aspects of
investment/deal structuring and assistance with presentations to family
members, committees, Trustees and other key personnel.
- Partner with
other departments of the Family Office on Trust Company governance risk
assessments, policies and procedures, labor and employee legal issues,
litigation, family law and disputes resolutions.
ideal GC candidate will have a diversified background in providing
legal services to sophisticated individuals (taxation, estate and trust,
and transactional experience a plus). The ideal individual is someone
who likes to roll up their sleeves and partner with a team oriented
professional group. The candidate must also possess strong management,
writing and communication skills. The ideal individual will have the
- Minimum of 10+ years of prior relevant professional experience.
Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and state bar
membership in good standing. LLM in Taxation is a plus.
- Experience with high net worth individuals, multi-generational planning, real estate and private equity investing is preferred.
individual who will thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
and is comfortable being part of a business undergoing significant
- An individual who is approachable, trustworthy and
dependable, with exceptional interpersonal and team development/team
- The position will be based in Atlanta, Georgia with minimal travel required.