Junior Associate

Professional Diversity Network Boston, MA, USA 2022-03-02 $38k - $180k -
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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 in a dynamic and responsible manner. As Rolling Stone magazine put it, VS is "the country's first powerhouse marijuana law firm."Our firm and many of our individual team members are widely recognized as leaders in cannabis law and policy. VS isranked 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 VS partners 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 VS 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 Green Market Report and Cannabis Law Report.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.Vicente Sederberg offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance coverages 100% paid for by Vicente Sederberg for all of our full-time employees and their dependents. Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance coverages paid 100% for all of our full-time employees. We also offer a 401k with 4% company match, paid time off, and paid parental leave.Vicente Sederberg Vicente Sederberg is a team that values diversity of all stripes. 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 Junior Associate include but are not limited to: Assist other lawyers in advising clients concerning business transactions, which can range in complexity 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 New York or Massachusetts preferred.Strong interest in learning M&A and venture finance.Prior cannabis industry not required.Must have strong interpersonal skills, 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.Exceptional organization skills, strong self-motivator with high attention to detail.Excellent time and deadline management skills in fast paced environment, able to juggle multiple projects and reprioritize quickly and efficiently.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Must be able to uphold highest standards of discretion and confidentiality and exercise good judgment on day-to-day decisions.Qualified applicants please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to be considered.Vicente Sederberg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceHealth savings accountLife insurancePaid time offParental leaveReferral programVision insuranceSupplemental Pay:Bonus payApplication Question(s):Are you a licensed attorney in MA or NY?Education:Doctorate (Required)License/Certification:Bar (Preferred)Work Location: One locationPDN-959e2ef1-75ff-445b-951e-e4023f782b01