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Counsel, Corporate Transactions - New York City

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As a Counsel at Compass, you work on exciting matters that require proactive legal guidance. You're part of a group of talented in-house lawyers and the projects you work on challenge you to think creatively and constructively. You are energetic and collaborative -- ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of Compass’s business and work with employees across the company. Your contributions will be impactful, value driven and you will play an instrumental role on the Compass Legal Team.

At Compass You Will:

* Provide business-focused legal advice across the organization on daily commercial contract matters, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and similar corporate transactions
* Structure, draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts and definitive acquisition and ancillary agreements, as well as term sheets and letters of intent, under tight deadlines
* Manage due diligence processes, including identifying risks and proposing solutions, in connection with deals and other partnerships
* Provide legal support to multiple cross-functional teams through each phase of the deal life cycle from NDA to integration
* Actively oversee and manage outside counsel and junior members of the team
* Support the continuous improvement of our form agreements and legal processes 

What We Look For:

* Strong academic credentials including a JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY bar a plus)
* 4+ years of top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience
* Background in M&A transactions (emphasis in the technology sector a plus)
* Confidence operating in a fast-paced environment
* Detail-oriented 
* Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure in a dynamic, fluid environment
* A team player with low ego who can effectively work with other attorneys and legal professionals
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and an ability to clearly and simply explain complex ideas

 

 

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