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Junior Commercial Counsel

Posted Jun 07
Full Time
RemoteColumbus, Ohio

Job Profile

Vista is the leading private aviation company for Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and ultra-high net worth individuals around the globe.  Headquartered in Dubai with offices in London, New York, Miami, Columbus, Los Angeles, Malta, Hamburg, and Hong Kong, Vista subsidiaries have flown to over 185 countries, covering 96% of the globe, on the world’s largest wholly owned fleet of large cabin jets.

We are looking for a multifaceted, business-minded Commercial Counsel to support the growth of Vista’s commercial business across its multiple brands – including VistaJet and XO – in North America and beyond.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the international legal team of a high-growth company recently named one of the world’s most valuable Unicorns. 


Your Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and edit commercial legal agreements across companies and brands (including charter and flight service contracts, loyalty and referral programs, marketing and publicity agreements, website and app T&Cs, licenses, leases, vendor contracts, SLAs, MSAs, NDAs, etc.)
  • Negotiate agreements directly with third parties, including C-Suite executives and their counsel.
  • Develop a solid understanding of the company’s product and commercial goals.
  • Provide pragmatic, deal-minded support and advice to a global sales team.
  • Lead cross-departmental projects from scoping to implementation.
  • Assist with the global litigation portfolio (investigations, subpoenas, letters before action, cease & desists, e-discovery, mediations, settlement and releases, etc.)
  • Use and maintain the company’s document, template, and contract repositories.
  • Monitor legal developments, conduct legal research, and advise stakeholders.
  • Support a wide range of projects on an as needed basis, from HR to Tax.


Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role or with relevant law firm experience.
  • Commercially minded dealmaker with a lawyer’s attention to detail, able to demonstrable contract drafting experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to translate legal matters to non-legal audience.
  • Self-starter; able to work autonomously from time-to-time
  • Able to monitor emails on designated evenings / weekends (g., end of month)
  • Willingness to learn and embrace new challenges / new areas of law.
  • Bar admission in good standing and able to serve as in-house counsel.

This is a remote position, limited to candidates who are based in Central Time Zone or Eastern Time Zone states, strictly excluding NY, NJ, IL, MA, CT, and RI.