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Corporate Counsel (M&A and Investments)

Company: Square
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionSquare builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We're working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms"and we're looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.Job DescriptionSquare is looking for an corporate counsel to join our M&A legal team and support our corporate development efforts. You will help support our M&A, investment and other corporate development activities, including the due diligence process, negotiation of term sheets and definitive transaction agreements and M&A playbooks and related support projects. As corporate counsel you will also help support Square's antitrust compliance efforts and other general corporate matters. As we expand our product and service offerings, your ideas and contributions will affect Square's overall strategy. A creative legal mind and a sense of adventure are qualities we are looking for.You will, under the direction of the Corporate Counsel M&A Lead:Help with mergers and acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions in all stages, from performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating term sheets and definitive transaction documentation, and supporting closing transactions and post-closing integrationDraft and help prepare M&A related board and committee meeting materialsWork on antitrust compliance issues including HSR filings and governmental responsesHelp with other special corporate projectsWork with our internal business and compliance teams, and with external advisors and expertsManage projects with a team-oriented approachQualificationsYou have:5+ years of relevant corporate experience at a major law firmA combination of both in-house and law firm practice experience is preferred, primarily in M&A and venture capital or investment transactions Excellent negotiation and drafting skills Ability to be the primary in-house attorney on certain corporate projects, including handling multiple simultaneous transactions or projectsJ.D. degreeMembership in at least one state bar (preferably California)Additional InformationAt Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at). We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.PerksAt Square, we want you to be well and thrive.Our global benefits package includes:Healthcare coverageRetirement PlansEmployee Stock Purchase ProgramWellness perksPaid parental leavePaid time offLearning and Development resourcesSummaryType: Full-timeFunction: LegalSDL2017

Keywords: Square, Oakland , Corporate Counsel (M&A and Investments), Other , Oakland, California

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