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Senior Counsel (Remote)

San Carlos, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Transactions, M&A, Project Finance Exp.: 4 - 8 Years
About SB Energy
Do you want to work with high caliber professionals in a dynamic and growing company? Are you entrepreneurial, hard-working, and collegial? Are you committed to advancing the clean energy revolution? Join us at SB Energy, the renewable energy company of SoftBank Group. Our vision is to become the global leader of the energy transition to clean sources of power.

SB Energy is a multinational renewable energy corporation operating in the United States. The company was formed in 2015 as a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. SB Energy entered the United States energy market in 2019 through the acquisition of 5 contracted utility-scale solar projects, bringing its contracted development pipeline to 1.7 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy projects in the US. SB Energy also collaborates across the SoftBank ecosystem of companies to innovate solutions for the power industry, including making investments in next-generation energy technologies. Come join us in accelerating the energy transition to cleaner, more sustainable sources of power!

Basic Function
Provide legal counsel to SB Energy’s US team and support growth of the platform. This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel.

  • Provide counsel to management and project teams as the business positions itself to capture emerging opportunities in the following segments of the energy industry: utility scale-solar, development and acquisition of new technologies, battery storage, etc.
  • Support, negotiate and review acquisition structures and documentation as we grow our pipeline and enter new markets with new technologies.
  • Research, review, interpret, draft, and negotiate project documents such as power purchase agreements, EPC agreements and O&M Agreements.
  • Research, review, interpret, draft, and negotiate financing documents, including tax equity structures, sale-leaseback structures, mezzanine financings and traditional project debt financing.
  • Manage and supervise outside counsel within budgetary constraints; review and approve outside counsel invoices.
  • Provide counsel on legal issues identified by development and operations teams in connection with development and operating projects.
  • Assist with respect to management of litigation and other dispute resolution processes.
  • Provide general support on company legal matters across all business and administrative departments; interpret and apply legal requirements to the business - in particular, laws, regulations, and rules relating to business activities, as well as implementation of policies, training, or other processes.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.

  • JD and strong academic record from a leading law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in applicable state.
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience at a major law firm or with a sophisticated in-house legal department.
  • Significant experience advising clients with respect to transactions in the renewables industry, with a focus on M&A and/or project finance.
  • Business acumen and excellent commercial judgment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member; ability to set priorities and to respond to changing demands from multiple sources.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including ability to work independently; project management skills; ability to negotiate; ability to provide a high level of client service and build consensus across a matrixed client organization.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to take lead on any responsibilities within the job description, with support from outside counsel and/or other members of the internal legal team.

Location: This position can be fully remote. The company has an office in Redwood City, CA and a shared working space in Denver, CO.

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