General Counsel at Billd (Austin, TX)

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About Billd

Billd is an exciting new FinTech company transforming the way construction companies finance projects. Billd is well funded, has its product in the market and has been recently featured in VentureBeat, Austin Business Journal and Modern Contractor Solutions as one of the innovation leaders in this space.

We believe in attracting and hiring the best and brightest. We are looking for talented, motivated professionals to join our growing team. At Billd, you will be challenged to be your best self and guaranteed to have one of the most professionally rewarding experiences of your career.

Interested in what our teammates and customers have to say about at Billd? Feel free to check out our 4.6 star Glassdoor rating and 4.8 Trust Pilot rating .

The Role

Billd is seeking a General Counsel to oversee a variety of legal needs for its growing technology-driven finance business. You will be an integral member of the executive team, reporting directly to the CEO, and will be relied on to provide sound legal advice and strategic decision-making for the business. To excel in this role, you'll be a self-starter and problem-solver who enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and collaborative environment, and who welcomes the challenge of tackling the variety of legal issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.


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  • Corporate governance, commercial and lending agreements with customers, suppliers, and referral sources, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, data privacy and security matters, employment matters, and managing outside legal counsel.
  • Provide legal interpretation of statutory supplier and contractor lien filing requirements in various U.S. jurisdictions where Billd operates, and advise lien processing team on lien/bond claim rights and responses to lien/bond claim objections. While this business unit operates independently, the General Counsel will be a critical resource for Billd's lien operations. Statutory lien regulation experience is not required, but familiarity with statutory schemes for supplier/mechanics liens is a plus.
  • Provide legal research and oversight on Billd's legal strategies pertaining to collection actions on delinquent accounts.
  • Oversee the legal matters of the business as a whole, including acting as the business' legal representative and advisor.
  • Maintain knowledge of Billd's operations and standard legal documentation and terms and conditions, including corporate governance, master commercial lending agreements, purchase statements, NDAs, employment agreements, offer letters, PIIAs and privacy statements.
  • Provide advice and guidance and manage outside counsel specialists, related to compliance with key federal and state lending, financial services, privacy, and data security regulations and laws, including working with Billd's business, technology, and compliance teams to advise on, develop and implement appropriate practices, policies, procedures and legal controls and protocols related to regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and execute Billd's intellectual property strategy, including managing patent applications with outside counsel and protecting Billd's trade secrets.
  • Advise HR team generally on employment matters, including providing counsel on appropriate policies, practices, agreements, and employment actions.
  • Oversee and manage the maintenance of all legal documents, contracts, and proceedings for the company.

Minimum Credentials:

  • Juris Doctor degree from nationally ranked and accredited law school, with an active bar license in the U.S. (preferably Texas or Arizona).
  • 8+ years of practice with a large law firm in a general corporate, finance, and/or M&A group and/or in the general counsel's office of a large organization. Candidates with previous in-house general corporate experience in the general counsel's office are preferred.
  • Experience in finance and commercial lending is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with corporate governance issues and corporate secretarial duties preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent analytical and risk-assessment abilities.
  • Proficient understanding of business sensitivities and confidentiality.
  • Previous business management and executive experience is a plus.
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Just 10 minutes north of downtown Austin, and right next to plenty of bars and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Billd

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Excitement. Team members celebrate others' successes both inside and outside the company. When a client calls up because they've just won a bid on a major project - and the clients know that we're there to help them - the excitement is tangible. We're solving age-old problems with an innovative approach, nothing is more exciting than that.

Jon Placa

Vice President of Financial Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our technology partnerships, specifically with Procore and Stack. Billd's credit terms act as a perfect complement to construction technology platforms and it is exciting to develop integrations into our partners workflow. Ultimately, the integrations create more value for contractors with a great user experience.

Robbie Reynolds

Director of Business Development

How does the company support your career growth?

The leadership of this company is serious about professional development and letting employees take on big challenges that excite them. Billd has allowed me to explore different teams and roles since I joined a year ago. It’s exciting to look around and see the amount the company has grown and to consider how much I’ve grown as well.


Chief of Staff

What's something quirky about your company?

I consider under-desk hammocks, nitro green tea on draft, and a fully built out cross-training gym 100% mainstream at this point, so no quirks there. If I'm thinking "quirky," it'd have to be our Billd Office Music Policy: first person to arrive in the morning selects the jams for the day (no skips allowed).

Russ Briscoe

Vice President of Sales

What are Billd Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

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