(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Offerpad.)
By AZ Business Magazine | AZ Big Media
Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is today as technology and a global pandemic change the way we do business on a daily basis. Az Business magazine is recognizing the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the 2021 Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards — sponsored by Cresa and Ogletree Deakins.
“The diverse personalities and skill sets of the finalists for the ACC Awards show how much the role of the corporate counsel has evolved over the last few years,” says AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “While maintaining a firm handle on the traditional functions of the legal department, the roles of these in-house attorneys are expanding to handle complex issues such as regulation and compliance, artificial intelligence, data privacy and cybersecurity issues. It’s a difficult, yet vital role that has a direct impact on every organization’s bottom line.”
Head of legal
Since joining Offerpad, Martinez has completely streamlined the tech startup’s legal operations to match its national status. With fast growth, scale, and complex regulatory matters, the company has heavily relied on Martinez’s expertise and guidance to handle the influx of unique legal issues that come with rapid growth. Many other national companies will have large, in-house legal teams, but Martinez has fleshed out and delivered processes that scale to the growth of the company while keeping time and resources to a minimum. By using people, processes, and technology to streamline the legal operations, Martinez has delivered high-value results to the company as he pursues his goal to disrupt traditional big law practices.