Corporate Counsel

Legal Durham, North Carolina Seattle, Washington


Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), is the leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes.

What is it like to work at Avalara? Come find out! We are committed to the following success traits that embody our culture and how we work together to accomplish great things: Fun. Passion. Adaptability. Urgency. Simplicity. Curiosity. Humility. Ownership. Optimism.

We are building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Imagine every transaction you make - every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there is an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.

We are seeking highly motivated Corporate Counsels to join our team. The position may be based in Durham, North Carolina or Seattle, Washington.

Attorneys at Avalara draft and negotiate general commercial agreements (such as SaaS, vendor, and other technology services agreements), resolve issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, provide guidance on a broad range of issues (including data privacy and security, marketing, employment, mergers and acquisitions, public company matters, and procurement), provide day-to-day legal advice, manage legal interns, and assist with other legal matters.

Avalara attorneys work very closely with all parts of the business. The successful candidate will have strong, relevant experience in one or more of the above areas. Avalara attorneys routinely provide direction and work through others and must have the following attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, intellectually curious, and hard working.
  • Strong team player who enjoys working with and supporting other members of the Legal department and employees across the company.
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and influence skills.
  • Flexibility to work in multiple legal disciplines and adaptable to changing business needs.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once.
  • Urgency to follow through and meet deadlines.
  • Desire to facilitate the success of others.

Requirements

  • We are looking for 4-5 years of legal experience, with significant experience in commercial contract drafting and negotiations.
  • Admission to the North Carolina or Washington bar, or ability to obtain admission by motion, is also required.

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use.

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.

Avalara's headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.