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Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Vicente Sederberg is the Marijuana Law Firm - Shaping the Laws, Connecting the Players, and Building an Industry. Our attorneys specialize in marijuana law and policy development and share expertise with all stakeholders in this new, ever-changing regulatory environment. We advise businesses in the areas of new opportunities, state applications, licenses, corporate formation & restructuring, employment contracts, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial real estate, dispute resolution, and specializing in compliance. We offer criminal, civil, and administrative representation for businesses and individuals.Vicente Sederberg LLP is not just a law firm that decided to jump into the cannabis space. We are a cannabis law firm, and we have been at the leading edge of cannabis law and policy since the inception of the regulated cannabis industry. We do not just help clients navigate cannabis and hemp laws and regulations - we help shape those policies, and we have an unparalleled track record of advancing the legal cannabis industry dynamically and responsibly. As Rolling Stone magazine put it, Vicente Sederberg LLP is "the country's first powerhouse marijuana law firm."Our firm and many of our team members are widely recognized as leaders in cannabis law and policy.Vicente Sederberg LLP is ranked a Band 1 law firm by Chambers and Partners USA in its "Nationwide: Cannabis Law" practice category, and three of the firm's partners are individually ranked. Five of our team members were included in the National Law Journal's annual list of "Cannabis Law Trailblazers" in the first two years it was published, and Business Insider named Vicente Sederberg LLP one of "the top 7 law firms in cannabis, according to investors, startups, and major companies in the booming industry." We were also included in the 2020 list of "Top Cannabis Law Firms" compiled by the Green Market Report and Cannabis Law Report.This is a unique chance to get ahead of the curve and become an expert in cannabis law by working with a top mission-driven industry law firm. We are looking for a mid/senior-level transactional associate with one to four years of experience in M&A and emerging company work for our rapidly growing New Jersey and New York offices. You must be comfortable with taking a lead role on smaller transactions. No cannabis experience is necessary; we will teach you everything you need to know.This position is responsible for advising clients on a broad range of corporate matters. This position will also maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry laws and regulations, perform legal research, and provide updates to and regularly consult with Senior Associate(s) and Partners.We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance coverages 100% employer-sponsored for all full-time employees and their dependents. Life, AD&D, Short Term, and Long-Term Disability Insurance coverages are 100% employer-sponsored for all full-time employees as well. We also offer a 401k with a 4% company match, generous paid time off, and paid parental leave.We are a team that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We warmly welcome individuals to our team from all different backgrounds and promote an accepting culture and environment. We especially strive to include those who have been historically disadvantaged.

Responsibilities of our Mid/Senior-Level Associate include but are not limited to:Assist other lawyers in advising clients concerning business transactions, ranging from simple to complex.Prepare, draft, and review legal documents, such as merger agreements, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements.Perform due diligence.Contribute to the firm's success by continuously improving client relations, profitability, productivity, and the collective expertise in cannabis law and the industry that defines VS.Attend firm-sponsored events or participate in networking groups.Qualifications:Juris Doctorate required.Licensed attorney in Massachusetts.3 or more years of experience practicing corporate law with experience in M&A, emerging companies, general corporate work (e.g., operating agreements, leases), and venture work. Must be able to run typical startup legal transactions (e.g., formations, convertible note financings, Series A financings) with minimal oversight.Strong interest, but no prior experience in the cannabis and psychedelic industries required.Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with clients, the public, and individuals at all levels of the organization in a positive, collaborative manner.Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Net Docs, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, DocuSign, and Clio preferred.Self-motivated with exceptional organization skills and keen attention to detail.Excellent time and deadline management skills in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and reprioritizing quickly and efficiently.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Must uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality and exercise good judgment on day-to-day decisions.Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:Vicente Sederberg LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.Associate Attorney Job Functions Disclaimer:The above statement reflects the general functions of this job and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in this role. The immediate supervisor may expand upon the above list if it is determined that additional duties fall within the partners' scope of responsibility.PM22PI177880724

Keywords: VICENTE SEDERBERG LLC, Boston , ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, Legal , Boston, Massachusetts

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