General Counsel

Legal Miami, Florida Boston, Massachusetts


Position at Ayr Wellness

Company Description

As the leading cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), AYR Wellness is on a journey to be a force for good; and it all starts with our belief in the power and potential of the plant.

We believe in creating an environment in which we can all flourish, one where every individual can find their genius and pursue their passion, because it’s this dedication to creating a culture of excellence, one where we’re all empowered to achieve our dreams, that will propel us forward. We’re a company that puts our people first. A place where talent is rewarded, diversity is celebrated, and innovative thinking is championed and we believe that together we can build a better and brighter future for ourselves, our industry, and our world.

Join us as we create wonder together.

Job Summary

General Counsel supports the management of a broad range of company-wide legal matters including, but not limited to; commercial and contracting matters, compliance and regulatory issues, significant corporate transactions, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, environmental and other matters impacting the business.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for advising, drafting and review of contracts
  • Manage corporate and commercial transactions, including commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, real estate leases and other business initiatives
  • Provide advice and counsel to the People Ops department on all employment-related issues, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, performance management, wage and hour compliance, benefits, and internal investigations
  • Participate in the resolution of labor and employment issues and issues of environmental/health/safety and other regulatory matters as they arise
  • Advise on compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, especially regarding cannabis, ethics, public company trading and reporting
  • Oversee litigation and potential litigation with an emphasis on avoiding lawsuits and managing risk
  • Ensure protection of, and enforce, the company's intellectual property, including its patent and trademark portfolios
  • Proactive identification and mitigation of legal and commercial risks relating to new and existing products
  • Research, analyzes and interpret proposed and existing laws, statutes, and regulations
  • Review earnings scripts, releases and other investor communications and presentations
  • Develop policies, processes, and forms to minimize legal exposure and educate Company leadership on legal considerations, risks, and ramifications



  • Juris Doctorate with bar admission to practice in Florida and New York


  • The successful candidate will have 10-15 years of combined legal in-house and law firm experience in a dynamic and fast paced consumer industry


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Unquestionable integrity, ethics, and judgment.
  • Excellent communication, relationship building and influencing skills. The ability to be collaborative, drive progress, help the organization evaluate ideas from a legal and operations perspective, and keep the organization focused on its goals
  • The ability to represent the whole company with internal and external audiences, consistent with the organization’s values
  • Ability to help the company take appropriate business risks
  • Ability to anticipate, recognize and assess relevance of issues before escalating to major issues
  • Effective crisis manager who can apply mature judgment in the face of well-mobilized external stakeholders and critics
  • Able to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • A natural leader with proven abilities across a broad range of internal and external constituencies
  • A team player with a high level of self and cross-cultural awareness. Demonstrated track record of building strong and enduring relationships and teams
  • Authentic, confident, and assertive
  • The ability to influence and inspire through, around and with people in a fast-growing, dynamic organization


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 


At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion. 


AYR Wellness is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans’ status.