EX-14.1 2 e2359_14-1.htm EXHIBIT 14.1

Exhibit 14.1




The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Landsea Homes Corporation has adopted this code of business conduct and ethics (this “Code”), as amended from time to time by the Board and which is applicable to all of the Company’s directors, officers and employees to:

·promote honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest;
·promote the full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in reports and documents that the Company files with, or submits to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as well as in other public communications made by or on behalf of the Company;
·promote compliance with all applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations;
·deter wrongdoing;
·encourage prompt internal reporting of breaches of, and accountability for adherence to, this Code;
·promote an environment with zero tolerance with respect to discrimination and sexual harassment and to respond promptly to any instances of discrimination or sexual harassment; and
·to hereby appoint the Chair of the Audit Committee as the contact point for any complaints by employees or vendors.

This Code may be amended and modified by the Board. In this Code, references to the “Company” mean Landsea Homes Corporation and, in appropriate context, the Company’s subsidiaries.

2.Honest, Ethical and Fair Conduct

Each person owes a duty to the Company to act with integrity. Integrity requires, among other things, being honest, fair and candid. Deceit, dishonesty and subordination of principle are inconsistent with integrity. Service to the Company should never be subordinated to personal gain or advantage.

Each person should:

·Act with integrity, including being honest and candid while still maintaining the confidentiality of information entrusted to them by the Company and any other confidential information about the Company, its business, customers or suppliers, competitors, or any other third party, that comes to them, from whatever source, in their capacity as a director, officer, or employee (except when disclosure is duly authorized or legally mandated);
·Observe all applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations;
·Comply with the requirements of applicable accounting and auditing standards, as well as Company policies, in order to maintain a high standard of accuracy and completeness in the Company’s financial records and other business-related information and data;





·Adhere to a high standard of business ethics and not seek competitive advantage through unlawful or unethical business practices;
·Deal fairly with the Company’s customers, suppliers, competitors and employees;
·Refrain from taking advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts or any other unfair-dealing practice;
·Protect the assets of the Company and ensure their proper use;
·First present to the Company for its consideration, prior to presentation to any other entity, any business opportunity suitable for the Company, subject to the terms of the agreement, as amended from time to time (the “Stockholder’s Agreement”), between the Company and the Principal Stockholder (as such term is defined in the Stockholder’s Agreement) which, among other things, limits the Principal Stockholder’s participation in the domestic homebuilding business, pursuant to the terms therein, and to any other fiduciary or contractual obligations such officer or director may have; and
·Avoid actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest, wherever possible, except as may be allowed under guidelines or resolutions approved by the Board (or the appropriate committee of the Board) or as disclosed in the Company’s public filings with the SEC. Any transaction which involves an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest should only be entered into after a person has disclosed the transaction and received the appropriate approval. All requests for such approvals should be referred to the Human Resources Department or the Chief Legal Officer, in the case of transactions involving directors and executive officers of the Company. Conflicts of interest are not automatically prohibited, and in many cases conflicts can be avoided or resolved if they are disclosed and appropriate steps are taken to manage the conflict or appearance of conflict. If a significant conflict exists and cannot be resolved, the Code may only be waived in limited and exceptional circumstances, as described in “Waivers and Amendments” below. Anything that would be a conflict for a person subject to this Code may also be a conflict for a member of his or her immediate family or an organization with which such person or member of his or her immediate family has a significant relationship. Immediate family includes the person’s spouse, parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, mother- and father-in-law, sons- and daughters-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law, and anyone (other than a domestic employee or tenant) who shares such person’s home. Examples of conflict of interest situations include, but are not limited to, the following:
·any significant ownership interest in any supplier or customer;
·any consulting or employment relationship with any supplier or customer;
·the receipt of any money, non-customary gifts or excessive entertainment from any entity with which the Company has current or prospective business dealings;
·selling anything to the Company or buying anything from the Company, except on the same terms and conditions as comparable officers or directors are permitted to so purchase or sell;
·any other financial transaction, arrangement or relationship (including any indebtedness or guarantee of indebtedness) involving the Company; and
·any other circumstance, event, relationship or situation in which the personal interest of a person subject to this Code interferes — or even appears to interfere — with the interests of the Company as a whole.





The Company strives to ensure that the contents of and the disclosures in the reports and documents that the Company files with the SEC and other public communications shall be full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable in accordance with applicable disclosure standards, including standards of materiality, where appropriate. Each person must:

·not knowingly misrepresent, or cause others to misrepresent, facts about the Company to others, whether within or outside the Company, including to the Company’s independent registered public accountants, governmental regulators, self-regulating organizations and other governmental officials, as appropriate; and
·in relation to his or her area of responsibility, properly review and critically analyze proposed disclosure for accuracy and completeness.

In addition to the foregoing, the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of the Company and each subsidiary of the Company (or persons performing similar functions), and each other person that typically is involved in the financial reporting of the Company should familiarize himself or herself with the disclosure requirements applicable to the Company as well as the business and financial operations of the Company.

Each person should promptly bring to the attention of the Chair of the Audit Committee any information he or she may have concerning (a) significant deficiencies in the design or operation of internal and/or disclosure controls that could adversely affect the Company’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial data or (b) any fraud that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Company’s financial reporting, disclosures or internal controls. See “Reporting and Accountability” below for further details regarding the Company’s reporting processes.


It is the Company’s obligation and policy to comply with all applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations. All directors, officers and employees of the Company are expected to understand, respect and comply with all of the laws, regulations, policies and procedures that apply to them in their positions with the Company. Employees are responsible for talking to their supervisors to determine which laws, regulations and Company policies apply to their position and what training is necessary to understand and comply with them.

Directors, officers and employees are directed to specific policies and procedures available to persons they supervise.

5.Reporting and Accountability

The Board is responsible for applying this Code to specific situations in which questions are presented to it and has the authority to interpret this Code in any particular situation. Any person who becomes aware of or suspects any breach of this Code is required to notify their supervisor, the Company’s Human Resources Department, or the Chair of the Audit Committee promptly. Failure to do so is, in and of itself, a breach of this Code.

Specifically, each person must:

·notify their supervisor, the Company’s Human Resources Department, or the Chair of the Audit Committee promptly of any known or suspected violation of this Code; and
·not retaliate against any other person for reports of potential violations that are made in good faith.



The Company will follow the following procedures in investigating and enforcing this Code and in reporting on this Code:

·The reporting person’s supervisor or the Company’s Human Resources Department will work with the Reporting Person to investigate the reported breach or direct the reported breach to the appropriate department within the Company.
·The Board will take all appropriate action to investigate any breaches reported to it.
·Upon determination by the Board that a breach has occurred, the Board (by majority decision) will take or authorize such disciplinary or preventive action as it deems appropriate, after consultation with the Company’s internal or external legal counsel, up to and including dismissal or, in the event of criminal or other serious violations of law, notification of the SEC or other appropriate law enforcement authorities.

No person following the above procedure shall, as a result of following such procedure, be subject by the Company or any officer or employee thereof to discharge, demotion suspension, threat, harassment or, in any manner, discrimination against such person in terms and conditions of employment. Nothing in this Code limits a person’s right or ability to communicate with government agencies regarding possible violations of law.

6.Public Statements

No person should speak publicly on behalf of the Company unless pre-cleared by the Chairman of the Board or the CEO. All persons are encouraged to avoid public comments that could be attributed to or could conflict with the Company’s business or policy positions.

7.Waivers and Amendments

Any waiver (defined below) or an implicit waiver (defined below) from a provision of this Code for the principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, and persons performing similar functions or any amendment (as defined below) to this Code is required to be disclosed in a current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC. In lieu of filing a current report on Form 8-K to report any such waivers or amendments, the Company may provide such information on a website, in the event that it establishes one in the future, and if it keeps such information on the website for at least 12 months and discloses the website address as well as any intention to provide such disclosures in this manner in its most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.

A “waiver” means the approval by the Board of a material departure from a provision of this Code. An “implicit waiver” means the Company’s failure to take action within a reasonable period of time regarding a material departure from a provision of this Code that has been made known to an executive officer of the Company. An “amendment” means any amendment to this Code other than minor technical, administrative or other non-substantive amendments hereto.

All persons should note that it is the Company’s intention to grant or to permit waivers from the requirements of this Code only in limited and exceptional circumstances. Any waiver of the Code may only be made by the Board after disclosure of all material facts by the person seeking the waiver and will be promptly disclosed to the Company’s stockholders in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC and the listing requirements of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC. The Company expects full compliance with this Code.

8.Insider Information and Securities Trading

No person who is aware of material, non-public information about the Company may, directly or indirectly, buy or sell the Company’s securities or engage in another action to take advantage of such information. It is also against the law to “tip” others who might make an investment decision based on material, non-public information about the Company. For example, using material, non-public information to buy or sell the Company’s securities, options in the Company’s securities or the securities of any Company supplier, customer or competitor is prohibited. The consequences of insider trading violations can be severe, including fines, criminal penalties, and disciplinary action by the Company, up to and including termination of employment. These rules also apply to the use of material, nonpublic information about other companies (including, for example, our customers, competitors and potential business partners). In addition to directors, officers or employees, these rules apply to each such person’s spouse, children, parents and siblings, as well as any other family members living in such person’s home. Please refer to the Company’s Insider Trading Policy for additional information.



9.Financial Statements and Other Records

All of the Company’s books, records, accounts and financial statements must be maintained in reasonable detail, must appropriately reflect the Company’s transactions and must both conform to applicable legal requirements and to the Company’s system of internal controls. Unrecorded or “off the books” funds or assets should not be maintained unless permitted by applicable law or regulation.

Records should always be retained or destroyed according to the Company’s record retention policies. In accordance with those policies, in the event of litigation or governmental investigation, please consult the Board or the Company’s internal or external legal counsel.

10.Improper Influence on Conduct of Audits

No director or officer, or any other person acting under the direction thereof, shall directly or indirectly take any action to coerce, manipulate, mislead or fraudulently influence any certified public accountant or other person engaged in the performance of an audit or review of the financial statements of the Company or take any action that such person knows or should know that if successful could result in rendering the Company’s financial statements materially misleading. Any person who believes such improper influence is being exerted should report such action to such person’s supervisor, or if that is impractical under the circumstances, to the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Types of conduct that could constitute improper influence include, but are not limited to, directly or indirectly:

·Offering or paying bribes or other financial incentives, including future employment or contracts for non- audit services;
·Providing an auditor with an inaccurate or misleading legal analysis;
·Threatening to cancel or canceling existing non-audit or audit engagements if the auditor objects to the Company’s accounting;
·Seeking to have a partner removed from the audit engagement because the partner objects to the Company’s accounting;
·Blackmailing; and
·Making physical threats.
11.Anti-Corruption Laws

The Company complies with the anti-corruption laws of the countries in which it does business, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. To the extent prohibited by applicable law, directors, officers and employees will not directly or indirectly give anything of value to government officials, including employees of state-owned enterprises or foreign political candidates. These requirements apply both to Company employees and agents, such as third party sales representatives, no matter where they are doing business. If you are authorized to engage agents, you are responsible for ensuring they are reputable and for obtaining a written agreement to uphold the Company’s standards in this area.




Violation of this Code is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Such action is in addition to any civil or criminal liability which might be imposed by any court or regulatory agency.

13.Other Policies and Procedures

The requirements of any other policy or procedure set out by the Company in writing or made generally known to employees, officers or directors of the Company prior to the date hereof or hereafter are separate requirements and remain in full force and effect.


All inquiries and questions in relation to this Code or its applicability to particular people or situations should be addressed to your supervisor, the Company’s Chief Legal Officer, or such other compliance officer as shall be designated from time to time by the Company.


The CEO and all senior financial officers, including the CFO and principal accounting officer, are bound by the provisions set forth herein relating to ethical conduct, conflicts of interest, and compliance with law. In addition to this Code, the CEO and senior financial officers are subject to the following additional specific policies:

1.       Act with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual, potential or perceived conflicts between personal, private interests and the interests of the Company, including receiving improper personal benefits as a result of his or her position.

2.       Disclose to the CEO and the Board any material transaction or relationship that reasonably could be expected to give rise to a conflict of interest.

3.       Perform responsibilities with a view to causing periodic reports and documents filed with or submitted to the SEC and all other public communications made by the Company to contain information that is accurate, complete, fair, objective, relevant, timely and understandable, including full review of all annual and quarterly reports.

4.       Comply with laws, rules and regulations of federal, state and local governments applicable to the Company and with the rules and regulations of private and public regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over the Company.

5.       Act in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence and diligence, without misrepresenting or omitting material facts or allowing independent judgment to be compromised or subordinated.

6.       Respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of performance of his or her responsibilities except when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose any such information; not use confidential information acquired in the course of performing his or her responsibilities for personal advantage.

7.       Share knowledge and maintain skills important and relevant to the needs of the Company, its stockholders and other constituencies and the general public.

8.       Proactively promote ethical behavior among subordinates and peers in his or her work environment and community.



9.       Use and control all corporate assets and resources employed by or entrusted to him or her in a responsible manner

10.       Not use corporate information, corporate assets, corporate opportunities or his or her position with the Company for personal gain; not compete directly or indirectly with the Company, subject to the Company’s certificate of incorporation in effect from time to time and to any other fiduciary or contractual obligations such officer may have.

11.       Comply in all respects with this Code.

12.       Advance the Company’s legitimate interests when the opportunity arises.

The Board will investigate any reported violations and will oversee an appropriate response, including corrective action and preventative measures. Any officer who violates this Code will face appropriate, case specific disciplinary action, which may include demotion or termination of employment.

Any request for a waiver of any provision of this Code must be in writing and addressed to the Chair of the Audit Committee. Any waiver of this Code will be disclosed as provided in “Waivers and Amendments” above.

It is the policy of the Company that each officer covered by this Code shall acknowledge and certify to the foregoing annually and file a copy of such certification with the Chairman of the Board.

Adopted: January 7, 2021


I have read and understand the foregoing Code. I hereby certify that I am in compliance with the foregoing Code and I will comply with the Code in the future. I understand that any violation of the Code will subject me to appropriate disciplinary action, which may include demotion or termination of employment.