Position: General Counsel

Location: 2 East 15th Street, NY, NY 10013

Our Story:

THE WELL is a modern wellness company designed for busy urban professionals with our first Flagship location in the heart of New York City. We recognize both the benefits of Western medicine and the wisdom of Eastern healing and have built a science-backed ecosystem for wellness. Our integrative medicine doctors, health coaches and skilled practitioners work together under one roof to build customized plans uniquely suited to each member and their goals.

The 18,000-square-foot club includes a full-service spa with steam and sauna, an organic restaurant, reflexology lounge, yoga and meditation studios, private training gym and classroom with innovative weekly programming. At THE WELL, your health is integrated, proactive and personalized leading to a more balanced you.

THE WELL: welcome to wellness

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced and passionate General Counsel to join the Senior Management team of our growing organization.  In this role, you will ensure the company follows legal guidelines and give legal advice to management on a range of legal topics. The successful candidate will be able to ensure legal compliance and limit risk exposure while building a first of its kind wellness company.

The Person We Need Will

  • Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, IP, product compliance, partnerships, corporate finance, etc.)

  • Liaise with outside counsel as needed for specialty areas (real estate, medical, etc) 

  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations

  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues

  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance

  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority, etc.), creating relations of trust

  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights

  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces

  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization

  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility

  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation particularly as they relate to hospitality, wellness, medical practice

 Key Traits 

  • Proven general counsel experience in a business environment, ideally a start-up

  • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, labor law, etc)

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures a plus

  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity

  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks 

  • BSc degree in Law or J.D. degree

  • MA or BSc in Business Administration will be considered an asset

  • Admitted to actively practice in NYS required & Florida preferred

Benefits/ Perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Full Time & Part Time paid time off

  • Commuter benefits

  • Lactation room 

  • Paid Maternity & Paternity leave

  • Perks, gym & multiple service discounts

  • Professional Development Workshops

  • Collaborative work & Pet-Friendly HQ environment 

  • EAP

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