Relativity Space
We are building the future of aerospace.
Long Beach, CA, USA

Senior Corporate & Commercial Counsel

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Employer Provided Salary: 159,000-204,000 Annually
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Company Overview:  

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing. 

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

Our legal team is small, nimble, and entrepreneurial: a startup within a startup. Our Corporate & Commercial Counsel will partner closely with our finance and executive teams on all corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance, corporate transactions, and equity administration. You will also partner closely with our supply chain and business teams to build and strengthen relationships with our vendors and business partners, including advising on sourcing strategies, negotiating contracts, and managing disputes. You will support Relativity as we develop our Factory of the Future, and partner with cross-functional teams to design and implement new policies, processes and controls and to navigate a myriad of issues as we continue to scale. We need a lawyer who is entrepreneurial, eager to develop new skills and tackle new projects, and willing to present creative solutions to challenges you come across, all while being driven by a strong ethical compass. This role will sit in Relativity’s office in Long Beach, CA. Fully remote options are not available.

About the Role:

  • Handle all corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance issues, entity management, and compliance with securities laws and regulations.
  • Serve as lead in-house corporate counsel, including managing outside counsel, on all corporate transactions, including secondary and primary financing transactions and M&A.
  • Oversee equity plan administration, including capitalization table management.
  • Collaborate with Finance, Accounting, People, and executive teams on improving processes and policies.
  • Partner with Relativity’s supply chain and business teams to manage the full life cycle of our vendor contracts.
  • Structure, review, and negotiate a broad range of vendor agreements.
  • Advise business stakeholders on legal and commercial risks associated with all phases of our vendor relationships, from sourcing to wind down, in collaboration with IP, regulatory, finance, logistics, and other business teams.

About You:

  • 7+ years of relevant experience at a top-tier corporate law firm and/or in-house legal team.
  • Corporate expertise and solid knowledge of corporate and securities law pertaining to private startups.
  • Experience with corporate and financing transactions.
  • Excellent contract drafting skills with an ability to find creative solutions when negotiations are at an impasse.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, to internal stakeholders and senior leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to offer pragmatic advice by balancing legal risk with real-world considerations.
  • Good corporate “athlete” with growth mindset and eagerness to learn all aspects of Relativity’s business and support overflow work from other legal department personnel as needs arise.

Nice to Haves, but Not Required:

  • Experience in aerospace, hardware, or manufacturing industries.
  • Experience with employment and/or employee relations matters.
  • Experience with accounting matters.
  • In-house experience, especially in a startup environment.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role.  Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.
Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here:

Hiring Range:

$189,000$241,000 USD

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What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Relativity Space Benefits Overview

We are committed to our team member's health, well-being, and growth!

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Fertility benefits
We partner with Carrot Fertility
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Free snacks and drinks
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some meals provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employees receive a $500 learning stipend per calendar year. This stipend provides our employees with the opportunity to develop their professional skills. They may use this stipend to attend seminars, conferences, educational courses, webinars, or receive coaching.

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