Corporate Counsel

about 1 month ago
Full time role


We’re an early-stage startup that cares passionately about solving the climate crisis. We believe that forests are the most effective, safe, ...

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Job Description

About Terraformation

Terraformation is restoring the world's forests to help solve climate change and build thriving communities.

Our mission is to help solve climate change by restoring the planet’s forests. We believe that native forest ecosystems are the most effective, safe, and scalable carbon capture systems on Earth. We work with partners all over the world to accelerate successful restoration projects and scale this climate solution. 

We’re innovating in both forest tech and green finance. We’ve developed accessible, low-cost solutions to native forest restoration, including off-grid seed banks to store millions of seeds anywhere, open-source software to measure tree health and growth, and accessible forestry training programs. We’re also developing novel financing structures to support local communities as they undertake restoration projects.

We’re a unique mix of foresters, technology experts, and creative communicators brought together by our common mission.

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Location: Remote; must overlap with US time zones (eastern time zone preferred)

Salary: $130,000 - $150,000, plus equity (depending on location and experience)

Job Mission
As our Corporate Counsel, you will help determine and resolve a wide range of legal issues related to structuring, funding, and implementing reforestation projects around the world. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure we comply with all relevant laws and regulations as we work to reverse climate change through the rapid restoration of native forests. The Corporate Counsel will report to our Senior Commercial Counsel. 


  • Advise business and climate teams on structuring, funding, and financing forest projects and carbon credits transactions.
  • Support the company's international practices and ensure compliance with all relevant laws, standards and regulations.
  • Perform legal due diligence and risk assessment on proposed deals and transactions.
  • Advise on matters related to land tenure and rights on project sites.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate commercial and legal documents such as term sheets, financing and funding contracts, agreements, and policies.
  • Ensure compliance with legal regulations, environmental policies, and industry standards.
  • Develop and maintain legal policies and procedures that align with the company's strategic goals and objectives.
  • Assist with any legal disputes that may arise, including communicating and coordinating with outside counsel as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • 5+ years of experience in project finance and/or project development on forestry, energy or other infrastructure projects
  • Expertise in carbon-related transactions 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex legal issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Highly detail-oriented and able to manage multiple legal matters concurrently
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to take action and respond in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an international context, especially in Africa, Latin America and/or Southeast Asia, and dealing with cross-border legal issues
  • Previous in-house experience
  • Experience in land tenure, land use, leases, and permits

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex including gender identity or expression, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, credit history, genetic history, arrest and court record, military service, reproductive health decision, domestic or sexual violence victim status if the domestic or sexual violence victim provides notice to Terraformation of such status or Terraformation has actual knowledge of such status, or any other protected category recognized by Hawaii and federal laws.

We’re an early-stage startup that cares passionately about solving the climate crisis. We believe that forests are the most effective, safe, ...

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