Senior Counsel – Commercial Contracts & Tech Transactions

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What we do and why we do it
As the leading marketplace for single-family rental homes, our mission is to make real estate investing radically accessible, cost effective, and simple. We successfully merge our passion for helping investors build wealth through real estate with cutting edge technology that transforms the way they do it.
How it’s going (and growing) 
With a talented team of 500+ Roofsters, our collaborative and can-do culture is what fuels our growth. We recently closed on our series E, raising nearly $400 million, and have offices in California, Texas, and New York as well as many remote opportunities. Our growth includes recent acquisitions of Great Jones (full-service property management) and Stessa (financial management software) to empower customers with a seamless way to acquire, manage, and track their investment properties on one platform.
Under our roof 
We get a lot of attention for our innovation—like being on the Forbes Fintech 50 and Red Herring 100—but we’re most proud of being recognized as a Great Place to Work® (Check out our reviews!). We’re nice, get things done, and have fun. We champion professional growth and work-life balance. In fact, our values are B.A.D.A.S.S.
Be customer obsessed.
Act like an owner, because you are one.
Don’t be afraid to break things in the pursuit of better.
All of us are empowered to do the right thing.
Stay curious and create what’s next. Fast.
Seriously. No jerks.

Are you an attorney with data governance, IP, and contracting skills who is looking to have an impact and work at a dynamic growth company? Roofstock is looking for a tech transactions and data management attorney to join our growing legal team.
This role is multi-dimensional – as our ideal candidate, you are knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about (1) data use, governance, and information security; (2) negotiating tech transactions as well as myriad other commercial agreements that carry some IP element to them; and (3) IP law and counseling the business on how to use content derived from our contracts, our users, and other third parties in a way that will achieve our business clients’ goals while honoring our obligations and avoiding risk. A working knowledge of privacy would be a huge plus, but is not necessary. The person in this role will have the opportunity to revamp and create new programs within the company to manage our content and ensure that we are honoring our various obligations with regard to data and content from multiple sources. 
Roofstock is growing rapidly and is incredibly dynamic. This role will appeal to anyone with the experience listed above and who also thrives on “being in the room where it happens” and being called upon to develop new systems to solve and streamline our data management challenges. If you are looking to make an impact, to put your skills to use, to have your opinion matter, then this role is for you! Empathy, problem-solving, teamwork, and good listening skills are as important as being competent in the fields of IP, contracting, and data management. If you have a solution-oriented approach to delivering legal advice and want to be part of a low-ego, high-performance company where everyone steps in to help achieve company goals of changing the way real estate is bought and sold globally, join us!

What You Will Do:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate IP and commercial agreements (including software and content licensing agreements, SaaS and IaaS agreements, and complex data licensing agreements).
  • Develop information and content management systems to ensure proper data governance and the conscientious use of data (being mindful of the restrictions on any data set that we may have because of existing law or contractual obligations).
  • Provide legal and tech transaction support to the Data Science, Data Engineering and information security teams, as well as general commercial contracts support to various other teams for contracting with vendors in the development of creative content (e.g., marketing team).
  • Counsel internal clients on IP and data issues. 
  • Mitigate legal risks related to information security, IP, and data management.
  • Design, build, and improve legal department processes as we scale, especially with respect to identifying and obtaining IP rights, managing data, and honoring inbound data restrictions.
  • Collaborate on a wide range of intellectual property, regulatory, privacy, consumer protection, and other legal issues that shape our business and the entire FinTech and PropTech ecosystems.
  • Proactively identify, develop, and drive strategic projects aimed at improving efficiency of legal services and proactive risk management, including through new templates, trainings, and processes.

What You Bring With You:

  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience, ideally a combination of experience at a top tier law firm and in-house experience at a technology company. The more experience, the better.
  • Reviewing and negotiating technology licensing agreements and commercial contracts with vendors, sub-contractors, data providers, SaaS providers, content creators (e.g., for marketing).
  • Drafting and reviewing IP clauses in partnership agreements and conducting IP due diligence in M&A and other corporate deals.
  • Working on mitigating legal risks related to information security, IP, and privacy
  • Experience drafting and editing incident response plans, information security policies, terms of use, and other data protection policies.
  • Experience educating and counseling business clients on IP risk (copyright, trademark, patent, right of publicity, trade secret), and information security, data protection, data governance, and on content management.
  • Commercial awareness of and interest in real estate, and specifically, the single-family rental space.
  • Desire to take a significant role in shaping the future of a leading and dynamically growing prop tech startup.
  • Ability to translate complex legal concepts into actionable guidance for business teams.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple inquiries and requests, supporting multiple cross-functional teams.
  • JD degree, excellent academic credentials, and admission to at least one US state bar.
  • Good sense of humor, collaborative work style, sound judgment, pride in your work, ability to identify problems and propose solutions to them, and a desire to work with a dynamic-growth company in the prop-tech space.

For our regular full-time roles we offer a great benefits package!
Competitive compensation
Medical, Vision and Dental for you (95%) and your dependents (65%)
Flexible time off and sick days
Supplemental bonus to support "work from home" office needs
Equity incentives to give you a stake in the Company’s future
We are an upbeat and collaborative work culture
Virtual company-sponsored outings

Roofstock is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Roofstock, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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An Insider's view of Great Jones

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's definitely a startup environment in that people dress casual, there is an open floor plan, and a buzzing energy. At the same time you can feel that people on the team take their work pretty seriously (but not themselves too seriously). There are a number of team traditions without it feeling like a cliche startup.


VP, Sales

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is as simple as turning to the person next to you or sending a quick slack message (creative GIFS are highly encouraged) asking for help or input. Where we shine as an organization is in our ability to bring together people with really deep and varied experiences.


Growth Operations Lead

How does the company support your career growth?

For self-starters, this is the place to be. You'll find each challenge ladders up to an outcome with real impact on the business. If you're thinking about the story that you want to tell when you outgrow your next role, Great Jones will give you the opportunity to write your own narrative and gain access to the resources you need to get there.


Growth Marketing Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our unusually cross-functional team brings deep insights both from past experience and day-to-day work. By making the customer experience our North Star and letting the best idea prevail, regardless of where it's from, we'll reinvent how people interact with this massive asset class.


Founder, CEO

What does career growth look like on your team?

Great Jones is built to be a true meritocracy. The best ideas win, and can come from anyone, at any level. Team members who show great instincts and build a track record of strong decision-making get more responsibility. Rinse and repeat! There is no ceiling. And the whole team is supportive of promoting from within.


Co-Founder, Head of Growth

What are Great Jones Perks + Benefits

Great Jones Benefits Overview

Great Jones offers full medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as generous time off and all the snacks you'd imagine. There is cold brew on tap, naturally. We provide team lunch 1x week.

Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Culture Committee
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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