Managing Director – National Head of Exemplar Law

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About Exemplar

Exemplar Companies, Pbc is a holistically integrated professional knowledge firm combining the first non-billable-hour Corporate law firm in the US with a CPA/Accounting Firm, Business Advisory, and FINRA-Member Broker-Dealer Investment Bank. We operating on a Quad Bottom Line values system, represent revolutionaries, game-changers, and Impact businesses.

Job Description

Exemplar Companies, Pbc is a holistically integrated professional knowledge firm combining the first non-billable-hour Corporate law firm in the US with a CPA/Accounting Firm, Business Advisory, and FINRA-Member Broker-Dealer Investment Bank.   We operating on a Quad Bottom Line values system, represent revolutionaries, game-changers, and Impact businesses.

The Exemplar Legal team is growing, and we are seeking an experienced Head of Law to lead our innovative non-billable-hour national practice to become a national icon in the industry.  Only one professional with the right combination of business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and legal experience will get to lead the legal P&L of Exemplar, a holistically-integrated knowledge firm the combined the first non-billable hour corporate law firm in the US, with a tax/CPA (non-billable hour), management consultancy, FINRA-Member Investment Bank, and insurance group.

Our perfect candidate is also a balanced and positive person with diverse interests, willing to leverage the experience of a team of like-minded professionals who deeply care about being accountable to providing the best client-service, leveraging technology, growing the team, promoting a culture of teamwork, excellence, and that the financial, social, environmental, and spiritual bottom line (purpose), are co-equal values that must remain of equal significance to achieve the greatest legacy individually and as a national leader in the knowledge services world.

This position is a leadership role, and the right candidate will sit on the Executive Management Committee of the firm and be responsible for the legal P&L at Exemplar Law and participate in profit-sharing.  This is a national search and only one person will be selected for this position.

This role need not report to the office, although some travel may be required for customer meetings, business development, team meetings, and team building.

Responsibilities:

Technically, ideal candidates should satisfy the following requirements:

  • Large legal firm experience preferred, not required.
  • 10-15 years or more experience in Corporate Law
  • A passion for our values, including the abandonment of Karl Marx’s Labor Theory of Value (timesheets), and adoption of value-based pricing
  • Ability to originate business, close, proactively and genuinely care for customers, and find ways to add value to their growing business.
  • Ability to recruit, build team, and mentor/manage
  • Has a strong vision and is self-driven to achieve business objectives
  • Is collaborative and has a strong team orientation
  • Experience working with emerging enterprises and mid-market companies, including general corporate work, governance and compliance matters.
  • Experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts.
  • Broad experience in aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements and ancillary documents, and otherwise managing and closing transactions.
  • Ability to mind the customer, advise, guide, plan ahead, and help them anticipate and budget for needs.
  • Experience making a value proposition to customers, getting buy-in, agreement on strategy, before proceeding with work.
  • Experience in Quality Assurance and Control
  • Experience managing a team of knowledge professionals a plus

 

On the human side, the following best describes you:

  • Excellent business judgment, ability to think strategically and to give practical advice.
  • Great communication and problem-solving skills, champion at brainstorming ideas and at minding the customers.
  • Ability to give not just legal advice, but business advice and life insights from years of experience.
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of an organization and to gain the trust and confidence of others.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to make decisions, multi-task, prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Ambitious/highly motivated, strong work ethic and leadership skills, interest in taking on increased levels of responsibility.

 

Qualifications:

The right candidate is values-aligned (quad-bottom-line), loves serving revolutionaries, game-changers, and Impact businesses, enjoys working as a team, is positive, entrepreneurial, and growth oriented.  This candidate should have an MBA or real business experience in addition to a corporate legal background, as well as an appetite to build and scale the most innovative professional knowledge firm in the United States, together with the management team. 

Legal skills should include a wide variety of corporate law activities with experience at sophisticated business transactions, securities, general counsel, private equity investment deals, fund formation, M&A, partnerships, and contracts of all kinds.

This candidate will also not be fond of the billable hour – Exemplar is exclusively fixed and value-based (no timesheets) and believes that the billable hour model is contrary to the best interest of the client. 

Exemplar, Defined:  Exemplar means a model or an ideal to aspire to.  Being an Exemplarite, and particularly a leader of Exemplar, requires a higher standard of character than individual contributors.    Our standard of ethics, our manner and touch, the way we live our lives, should be Exemplary and inspire our generation to achieve excellence.   We should be a light for others in a professional that is so desperately lacking in role models and Exemplary leadership.

Qualifications

    • Juris Doctorate Degree (JD) from an accredited law school required
    • Minimum 15 years of relevant corporate and business legal experience.
    • Large firm experience
    • Existing book of business of $500k or more a plus

Why join Exemplar Companies?

Exemplar Companies is a holistically integrated knowledge firm combining the first non-billable-hour law firm in American history, with a Tax/CPA Firm, a business advisory firm, and a FINRA-Member Broker/Dealer/Investment Bank. We are a Benefit Corporation, have a quad-bottom-line values system (Social, Environmental, Financial, Spiritual), practice value-based pricing, and serve exclusively Revolutionaries, Game-Changers and Impact Businesses nationally. (www.exemplarcompanies.com).

With a mindset of doing what it takes to build authentic relationships, Exemplar revolutionizes the legal industry and guarantees:

  • The inspiring opportunity to service hand-picked innovative industries;
  • A unique organizational culture where work-life balance and teamwork are worshiped;
  • Absolutely no timesheets;
  • A rewarding value-based compensation structure that provides you with the economic power to truly and holistically care for your customers;
  • Team support from forward-thinking professionals who are networked, innovative and socially savvy.

Your turn to WOW us! Become part of our fast growing and forward-thinking team!

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