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Associate General Counsel

Posted May 30
Full Time
On Site
Stamford, Connecticut

About Altus Power

Altus Power, based in Stamford, Connecticut, is the leading commercial-scale provider of clean electric power, serving its commercial, public sector and community solar customers with end-to-end solutions. Altus Power originates, develops, owns and operates locally sited solar generation, energy storage and charging infrastructure across the nation. Altus Power has approximately 721 megawatts across 26 states and is growing.

Since the Company’s formation in 2009, Altus has established itself as a leader in building-sited clean energy across the United States. The Company completed its go-public transaction in December 2021 and is traded on the NYSE under the ticker AMPS. The Company has a strategic partnership with CBRE, which is the world’s largest commercial real estate services company with 7 billion square feet of commercial real estate under management and is serving more than 90 Fortune 100 corporations. Altus also has a long-standing strategic partnership with Blackstone, which is the largest owner of commercial real estate globally, with approximately 1.2 billion square feet of commercial real estate globally.

About the Position

Altus Power is currently seeking a highly motivated individual with the skills, experience, and aptitude to join our Legal team as Associate General Counsel. The candidate will report to our Chief Legal Officer and will act as a key resource and primary point of contact for our business teams.  The candidate should have experience handling corporate, contractual, regulatory, licensing, and financing matters. Preferably, you should be familiar with renewable energy, sustainability, real estate, environmental matters, consumer law, securities filings and related matters.

The successful candidate would be responsible for executing, reviewing and negotiating contracts and on development projects and operating projects, which include commercial building roof leases, ground leases, power purchase agreements, EPC and subcontractor agreements, equipment supply agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and advising on regulatory and intellectual property issues. The candidate will be working closely with the origination, structuring and customer teams to determine efficient and consistent contracting processes and developing internal policies in connection with the operations of the company as well as providing legal support to the development of clean energy products and services.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a cross-functional team delivering strategic legal advice to Altus Power on strategic partnerships, clean energy agreements, corporate organizational and corporate structure matters, and company policies.
  • Stay up to date on relevant energy laws and regulations related to public companies and other applicable areas.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide range of agreements, including lease agreements, power purchase agreements, membership interest purchase agreements, subscriber agreements, development agreements, consulting agreements, and complex commercial agreements.
  • Perform due diligence in connection with solar acquisitions and negotiate financing facility documentation and tax equity transaction documentation.
  • Liaise with local utilities and municipalities on various permissions and approvals relating to the provision of clean energy
  • Build and maintain scalable and effective processes for providing legal input to the business to develop procedures related to vendor management, risk, sustainability, and corporate governance and to monitor compliance with such policies.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with expertise in contract negotiation and corporate law.
  • In-house legal experience preferred, particularly in connection with clean energy platforms with expertise in advising on corporate and contractual matters.
  • A deep understanding of contracts, including NDAs, consulting agreements, development agreements, purchase agreements, financing agreements, and preferably, lease agreements and power purchase agreements,
  • An ability to provide strategic legal advice for all aspects related to owning, originating, developing, and operating locally sited solar generation, energy storage and EV charging facilities, and the desire to learn about regulations concerning the provision of clean energy as well as public companies.
  • Can guide the business and provide practical advice in a fast-paced environment.
  • Is collaborative, self-motivated, curious, and a clear communicator of legal advice.
  • Exceptional communication and project management skills, including a strong desire and ability to convert complex topics understandable for various audiences.
  • Ability and strong desire to effectively advise, develop relationships, and work collaboratively across stakeholders both within and outside of legal.
  • Solution-oriented, risk awareness, business service focused, and maintains a growth mindset.
  • Bar admission and in good standing to practice law in New York.

Work Life at Altus

Our team is the asset we are most proud of. We aim to create a positive work-life balance and enjoy working together in the office.

 

Here are a few of the benefits we offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health and Dental Insurance (100% of premium paid of Company’s standard policy)
  • Participation in 401k Plan
  • Paid cell phone service on Company’s plan
  • Ability to participate in Company’s employee equity plan
  • Company paid lunch in the office
  • Company paid membership to building gym
  • Monthly creative day and monthly work from home day

Altus is unequivocally committed to the principles of equal employment.