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Chief Operating Officer / Chief Executive Officer (COO/CEO)

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M), a rapidly growing full-service business law firm located in South Metro Denver’s up-and-coming Meridian Community, is seeking an experienced Chief Operating Officer/Chief Executive Officer (COO/CEO) to oversee the firm’s ongoing operations and business processes.

The successful candidate will be a leader and able to act independently, have at least 10 years of relevant experience, and be prepared and able to oversee the firm’s business operations, legal operations, strategic planning, information and systems technology, human resources, recruiting, marketing, office management, internal reporting, and collaborate with the CFO in finance (in particular, coordinating and analyzing financial activities such as, budgeting, financial reporting, general ledger accounting, billing and collections, cash flow, banking relationships, trust accounting, payroll, insurance programs, pension and retirement plans). Prior experience in a COO or CEO role with a law firm or other service/client-centric industry is preferred.

Working for G|M

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Off
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $115,000 to $185,000, plus nondiscretionary and discretionary bonus programs.
  • G|M is located in the Meridian International Business Center at Lincoln & I-25 with convenient commutes to all of the greater metropolitan Denver area. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected].

Executive Legal Assistant

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M), a rapidly growing full-service business law firm located in South Metro Denver’s up-and-coming Meridian Community, is seeking an Executive Legal Assistant to grow with us and support our world class Partners and Attorneys.

Top candidates will have at least five years’ experience supporting a senior executive, preferably in a law firm or legal environment, with strong fundamental organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, a client service orientation, and essential knowledge of law firm processes. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to achieving a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and a “no task too small” mindset in their work.

Working for G|M

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Of
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $62,500 to $70,000.
  • G|M is located in the Meridian International Business Center at Lincoln & I-25 with convenient commutes to all of the greater metropolitan Denver area. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected].

Team Coordinator & Client Experience Manager

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M) is growing… and we are seeking a qualified Team Coordinator & Client Experience Manager to grow with us and support our world class Partners and Attorneys in the Advanced Tax Strategies (ATS) group. In this role, you will work in partnership and under the direction of a team of attorneys at Goodspeed Merrill to develop close relationships with clients and support their best interests.

The Team Coordinator & Client Experience Manager handles a wide range of executive and administrative responsibilities, including independently initiating and implementing processes to manage projects. A successful candidate will be able to leverage their experience and judgment to support the ATS group and its clients.

Job Description

Core Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Team Member actions consistent with priorities, including follow-up and implementing accountability measures
  • Regular communication with internal stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve client experience
  • Provide administrative support for ATS Team Members, including managing an active calendar of appointments, completing expense reports, creating agendas, and compiling documents for meetings
  • Oversee client onboarding and matter management, including initial intake, drafting engagement letters, opening new matters, and ensuring client information remains updated in the matter management system
  • Manage project status and priorities on Monday.com (project management software)
  • Design and implement client contact and status update plans
  • Manage SharePoint folders for delivery of, and collaboration on, documents with clients
  • Familiarity with legal entity formations (Secretary of State) (preferred)
  • Familiarity with IRS EIN applications and other tax elections forms (preferred)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and client service skills
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills
  • Capable of managing and coordinating multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Flexible attitude to deal with interruptions and changes in priorities
  • Understanding of Outlook and API integrations
  • Ability to work effectively as remote or in person (or both) team member

Experience, Education, and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Associates degree required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 + years’ experience in administrative support or project management

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Of
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $65,000 to $80,000.
  • G|M is located in the Meridian International Business Center at Lincoln & I-25 with convenient commutes to all of the greater metropolitan Denver area. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected].

Associate Attorney – Corporate

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M) is growing rapidly… and we are seeking an experienced Associate Attorney to grow with us and join our thriving Corporate Law practice. You will work with other Attorneys, Partners and Staff to develop close relationships with clients, establish legal needs, provide sound legal advice, help clients understand their options, and provide representation as necessary.

Corporate Associate Attorney candidates will have knowledge of and demonstrated experience in Corporate Services with strong fundamentals in general corporate matters including, corporate formation, corporate structuring, drafting and review of operating agreements, bylaws, shareholder agreements and other similar corporate documents, equity purchase and sale transactions, corporate governance, and contracts drafting & review.

The Corporate position will support a broad practice area, reviewing, drafting, and modifying a full range of documents and agreements used in the practice of Corporate law. Our ideal candidate will be adept at handling a wide array of transactions including asset sales, stock and real property transactions, finance, fund placements, and real estate transactions.

Job Description

Key Results:

  • Achieve positive outcomes and reviews from clients.
  • Proportionately contribute to overall client satisfaction and firm revenue/profitability goals.
  • Attain minimum billing hours (utilization) on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Attain Effective Rate goals on a monthly and annual basis.

Experience:

  • 4 – 8 years practicing Law with experience handling a wide array of Corporate Law transactions.
  • Specific experience in reviewing, drafting, and modifying a full range of documents and agreements relating to asset sales, stock and real property transactions, finance, fund placements, and real estate transactions.
  • Sufficient experience to be comfortable planning and accomplishing goals with a certain degree of creativity and latitude, while performing a variety of tasks under the general supervision of the Partner or Senior Attorneys.

Knowledge:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited university
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado
  • The successful candidate will be familiar with standard legal concepts, practices, and procedures necessary to support a growing Firm.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent drafting skills coupled with strong analytical skill and the ability to formulate, consider, and evaluate potential solutions.
  • Team player with a “no task too small” attitude.
  • A strong vision for your future coupled with a desire to develop and build your own practice.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team conducting research, preparing legal documents, and performing other duties to ensure clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions.
  • An attorney that is determined, professional, well informed, knowledgeable, attentive, and proactive.
  • A motivated individual with a proven ability to develop effective relationships that lead to success for the Firm and specific practice area.

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
    • Reasonable billable/revenue requirements
    • In-house mentoring program
    • After a probationary period, this position may have limited work from home (WFH) options
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $105,000 to $145,000, plus a comprehensive and compelling bonus structure based on billable hour thresholds, origination of client matters, and collected revenue.
  • G|M is located in the Meridian International Business Center at Lincoln & I-25 with convenient commutes to all of the greater metropolitan Denver area. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected].