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Associate Product Counsel

Santa Barbara, CA
AppFolio is more than a company. We’re a community of dreamers, big thinkers, problem solvers, active listeners, and multipliers. At every opportunity, we set the pace while delivering innovation built to carry real estate into the future. One in which every experience feels effortless, yet meaningful. Where customers are empowered to take on any opportunity. We show up as one team, connected by our values to be a force for good. Because together, we have the power to create extraordinary outcomes for our customers, our communities, and ourselves. 
We are looking for an exceptional Associate Corporate Counsel - Product to join our dynamic legal team.       

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Your Impact    
  • Partner with cross-functional teams (primarily Product and Engineering) throughout the full product life-cycle to provide solution-oriented legal advice related to AppFolio’s products and services.      
  • Stay up-to-date with the complex laws and regulations applicable to AppFolio’s products and services, functioning as a trusted advisor and resource.       
  • Produce clear and succinct written legal analysis and business communications.       
  • Draft, manage, and update foundational documents for product and service offerings.       
  • Collaborate with Procurement, Partnerships, and Privacy teams to review, draft, and negotiate key product vendor agreements and licenses.       
  • Create and support continuous improvements of forms, policies, and processes to simplify, scale, and automate Legal support of Product and Engineering teams.      
  • Brief senior legal team members on product developments and legal issues to facilitate the delivery of consistent and effective legal advice at all levels of the organization.          
  • Decision Maker:  An individual who is able to reach the best decision (i) through the comprehensive analysis of facts, choices, and probabilities, and (ii) in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines.      
  • Team Player:  An individual who can gain the trust and support of peers and build relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of their work.      
  • Proactive: An individual who is comfortable acting without being told what to do, and who brings new ideas to the table with a plan for how to implement.       
  • Detail Oriented: An individual who isn’t easily distracted and does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.      
  • Bias for Simplicity: An individual who demonstrates the thought, discipline and inclination towards simple versus complex solutions.       
Must Have     
  • JD from ABA-accredited law school.      
  • Active license in good standing with one or more U.S. state bars.      
  • Minimum of two years of sophisticated legal experience.      
  • Experience transacting, litigating, advising, or otherwise operating in one or more heavily regulated areas.      
  • Willingness to adjust roles to the needs of the Legal team and the ability to quickly adapt to changing needs of the organization.      
  • Comfortable and adept at navigating uncharted areas and balancing risk and opportunity, thinking creatively to enable smart decision-making.        
  • Experience drafting commercial contracts and licenses (experience with SaaS agreements a plus).      
  • Technical savvy with the ability to quickly learn and operate new systems.       
  • A combination of law firm and in-house experience, especially in technology.      
Compensation & Benefits      
The base salary/hourly wage that we reasonably expect to pay for this role is $132,000 - $185,000. Relocation assistance to Santa Barbara may be considered.      
The actual base salary for this role will be determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to the candidate’s skills, education, experience, etc.       
Please note that base pay is one important aspect of a compelling Total Rewards package. The base pay range indicated here does not include any additional benefits or bonuses that you may be eligible for based on your role and/or employment type. 

Regular full-time employees are eligible for benefits - see here.


Client-provided location(s): Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Job ID: oAQHrfwi
Employment Type: Other