Assistant General Counsel, Strategic Transactions


New York, NY, USA

Full time

Jan 24

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Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (Curaleaf) is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 123 dispensaries, 25 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 5,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the leading vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction, and production.  Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted In Good  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Social Equity + Sustainability Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us, and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities.

We educate. We advocate. We give.

Curaleaf’s Assistant General Counsel for Strategic Transactions plays a key role in providing legal support and process management for the strategic transactions of the Company, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, competitive cannabis license applications, and capital market transactions.  The Assistant General Counsel will assist the Chief Legal Officer (“CLO”) in developing the Company’s legal function in these areas and implement best practices.  This position will report to the CLO and will interact directly with the business development team and senior management. Based in New York City


Hands-on management of the legal processes required to vet, negotiate and close the Company’s strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, competitive cannabis license applications, and capital market transactions

Structuring transactions, including integration of tax and regulatory considerations

Assisting in the integration of acquired assets

Monitoring compliance with transaction documentation and assisting in the management of disputes arising from strategic transactions

Assisting the Chief Legal Officer and the business development team in improving deal processes and implementing best practices

Managing relationships with outside counsel and actively managing cost control

Helping to draft and review public disclosures regarding the Company’s strategic transactions

Stay abreast of legal, regulatory, and institutional requirements as they apply to the medical and recreational marijuana industry


Strong ability to manage a range of legal projects and multi-task

Proven legal acumen and the ability to devise and implement bespoke solutions

Experience working in a startup, early-stage and/or high-growth industries strongly preferred

Securities law / public company experience is a plus; experience working in a regulated environment is also a plus

Strong communication skills to work with staff, trustees, and other professionals

Superior writing, analytical, negotiating, and communication skills

Ability to handle confidential information and material with the highest degree of discretion and professional responsibility

Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple competing priorities and provide practical legal advice


J.D. degree from an accredited law school with superior academic credentials

7-12 Years’ experience:

3+ years experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent national law firm before moving to an in-house position

3+ years of legal practical experience with an in-house legal department

Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations


Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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