ExteNet Systems, Inc., designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks for use by wireless carriers and property owners in key markets. Using small cells, distributed antenna systems and other proprietary technologies, ExteNet deploys solutions to enhance wireless service and network performance across both outdoor and indoor environments.
Primary markets include outdoor distributed networks in a variety of densely occupied urban and suburban environments as well as select rural areas, and various indoor properties, including sports and entertainment venues, commercial office buildings, hotels and convention centers, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For example, ExteNet has built small cell networks to enhance LTE coverage and data capacity in multiple Super Bowl host cities, the Empire State Building, Barclays Center, and Miami Marlins Stadium.
ExteNet Systems was founded in 2002, and is based in Lisle, IL, 25 miles west of Chicago. We have approximately 300 employees, and a network of independent contractors upon whom we depend for engineering, construction and maintenance services across the country. ExteNet recently completed $1.4 billion recapitalization, making the company one of only four tech "unicorns" in the Chicago area.
The Corporate Counsel will function as a member of the corporate law department, handling legal matters which arise from the day to day operations of a growing, complex and dynamic company operating in a highly regulated industry. The Corporate Counsel will report to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, and will be located at the Company’s corporate headquarters in Lisle. The legal department currently consists of six attorneys, a paralegal, a legal coordinator and a two-person contracts administration group.
The primary focus of this position will be negotiating (a) leases, licenses and easements with owners and operators of real property, including building access and venue use agreements and (b) complex telecommunications services agreements with wireless service providers and other telecommunications carriers. Specific responsibilities will include:
Successful candidates will have an undergraduate degree and law degree with high academic achievement from a national law school; a minimum of four to eight years of commercial contracts experience, preferably with a major law firm and/or corporate law department; experience negotiating and documenting a broad range of transactions and contractual relationships, preferably those involving telecommunications services, construction services, supply chain issues, access to and use of real property, and technology development and transfer. Experience counseling entrepreneurial and high-growth entities is highly desirable.