• Assistant General Counsel

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
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  • Overview

    RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 294 stream miles and 58,000 wetland acres and conserved and preserved 9,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 14,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 250 tons of polluting nutrients. RES ecological solutions enable a of balance economic development and ecological sustainability.


    As Assistant General Counsel at RES, you will be part of a growing legal team that challenges you to be creative.   Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be responsible for managing all legal aspects of one or more regions within RES.  The right person will be collaborative, with a desire to understand the RES business – experience in environmental law isn’t required, but a desire to understand how RES provides ecological solutions is crucial.  The work you do will be incredibly varied, providing guidance for the RES employees who support clients and deliver RES solutions. This means you will be organized and calm in a fast-paced environment.


    Responsibilities will include negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements for existing business lines as well as drafting new standard forms, often with no precedent.  You will be responsible for assessing legal and business risk, and addressing that risk practically and commercially.   Most importantly, you will be asked to provide guidance on operational and strategic business decisions, connecting the details of the transactions you work on to RES’ strategic mission.  To be successful, your communication skills must be excellent; you will often be asked to take a novel situation, assess what needs to be done to move a transaction forward, and clearly communicate that plan to the business team.


    • Negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements that reflect RES policies, applicable law and unique transactions  (This will range from agreements to sell turnkey ecological solutions, to construction and teaming agreements, NDAs, etc.)
    • Develop a deep understanding of RESbusiness lines, and form strong relationships with business clients in one or more RES regions
    • Advise on legal and compliance risks
    • Give pragmatic, commercial advice on legal issues and risks, complex deals structures, and company policies in a risk-tolerant, solution-oriented environment
    • Work collaboratively to simplify and continuously improve agreements and legal processes.

    While this position will be based in Texas, some travel is expected.  



    • 3-7 years of relevant law firm and/or in-house experience
    • Juris Doctorate degree and admission to a state bar, preferably Texas
    • Excellent communications skills and ability to work effectively with teams in a fast-paced environments
    • Strong work ethic, ability to multitask, and proven track record of consistently delivering high quality work product under pressure
    • Experience in negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts and/or deal structures

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor


    RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.


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