Associate General Counsel
Sungevity - Oakland, CA

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Sungevity Position Description Associate General Counsel

The Company
Sungevity is bringing affordable solar power to the people - and you could be part of this clean energy crusade. Our industry is growing rapidly, benefiting from falling costs and rising awareness. And thanks to the hard work of our team and our focus on delighting customers, we have become a leading provider of home solar energy nationwide.

Our mission is to build the world’s most energized network of customers, who power their lives with sunshine. We all share this passion for solar as a critical component in addressing the environmental issues of our time. We take enormous pride in our unique offering in the solar industry and our customer satisfaction scores so far. Our values are to put the customer first with practical, simple, creative solar solutions that can take solar mainstream. Our signature as a team is that we strive to be collaborative, unpretentious, and driven to achieve our mission.

Position Description
The AGC works with our CFO, General Counsel and the Finance team to negotiate and successfully close multiple tax equity and other project funds, negotiate strategic and tactical agreements and support corporate investment activity and strategic expansion initiatives.


Working with our CFO, General Counsel and the Finance team to negotiate and successfully close multiple tax equity and other project funds

Drafting/reviewing and negotiating strategic and tactical agreements, including master supply agreements, channel partnerships, vendor agreements, and consulting agreements.

Supporting corporate investment activity and strategic expansion initiatives

Maintaining corporate formalities, entities and records, including assuming the responsibilities of Assistant Corporate Secretary

Advising business colleagues on contract and legal matters, including sales, marketing, vendor, business/professional licensing and insurance issues

Creating and improving standard templates, developing and rolling out policies, and providing associated training

Protecting Sungevity’s intellectual property

Working with outside counsel


J.D. from a top-tier law school and a current license to practice law, preferably in California

At least 4 to 6 years legal experience either in-house or at a reputable law firm with an emphasis on negotiating tax equity and/or project finance deals

Experience with one or more of the following areas of law: consumer or equipment leasing, construction law, energy projects (especially renewable energy), privately-held technology start-ups, software development, online sales, and/or utility regulations


A pragmatic business mind, including well-developed instincts on making a judgment call yourself versus escalating an issue

Demonstrated negotiation skills and superior organizational, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills

The ability to work independently, efficiently and proactively on multiple projects under tight deadlines while maintaining sense of humor and commitment to quality

Proven track record of working in teams of similarly driven peers and counterparties to create efficient processes and to get issues resolved across organizational boundaries

A strong work ethic and ability to stretch beyond your comfort zone to learn and lead in new areas

A balance of good-natured informality and professionalism

Compensation Plan We pride ourselves on being a leader in the industry with our compensation package.

Benefits We pay 100 % of our employee benefits costs. We offer one of the best available benefit programs, including healthcare plans, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, dental, vision and 401K. Sungevity strives for a multicultural work environment; diversity is a core value. AA/EOE.

Location Sungevity is located in the historic Jack London Square Area of Oakland, CA. Served by BART, Amtrak and Ferry Service. We also provide a locked bike room for our employees use.

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The Company Sungevity is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing residential solar companies. Our success tracks to three...