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Commercial, Corporate, and Real Estate Counsel

National Veterinary Associates
$140,000- $165,000/ year
Posted Jul 08
Full Time

Job Summary

Come join a leading global pet care and animal health organization focused on emergency and specialty health in a growing industry. The Commercial, Cororate, and Real Estate Counsel will support Ethos in strategic commercial, corporate transactional, and real estate matters, with the opportunity to design and implement systems, processes, and best practices in a rapidly expanding company.

Essential Job Functions


  • Draft and negotiate a broad range of sophisticated commercial agreements with third-party vendors including technology, software, data privacy, equipment, healthcare, and professional service-related agreements.
  • Manage contract documentation/approval work flows to ensure consistency with internal processes.
  • Assist with development of streamlined, organized, and efficient policies and procedures for contracts and other legal functions.
  • Draft and review lease agreements (build to suit, ground lease, space, office), lease amendments, and easements.
  • Draft and review construction and design agreements and negotiate construction and design disputes.
  • Support M&A, including deal structuring, negotiating LOI terms, planning and assisting in due diligence, drafting, and negotiating deal documents and actively managing deal process and execution.
  • Structure and form joint ventures, strategic alliances, partnerships, and incentive programs.
  • Dispute resolution and litigation management.
  • Draft and revise a variety of corporate transactions and agreements and general transactional support of the company’s business.



  • J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school with strong academic credentials.
  • Admission to the Bar of a U.S. state, membership in good standing.
  • 5+ years of corporate legal experience including at least 3 years at a law firm and prior in-house legal experience.
  • Ability to strike a sensible and practical balance between legal risks and business needs.
  • Independent, practical judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.
  • Set appropriate priorities with internal clients.
  • Ability to effectively multitask and manage competing priorities and demands on time.
  • Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills.
  • Effective management of complicated legal and business issues.
  • Ability to effectively manage others, including outside counsel and service providers.
  • Working knowledge of tax and accounting rules and regulations involved in business transactions.
  • Capital market and/or debt finance deal experience a plus.
  • A good sense of humor.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $140,000 - $165,000. Our salary ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. The Company offers competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision benefits, vacation, sick leave, 401(k), and more depending on location. Your recruiter can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the application process.

  • This role is not open to receiving agency candidates and any contingent submissions will not be honored.