Merger & Acquisitions Sr Legal Associate

Job description:

IMPORTANT: Sole practitionerswill not work, and candidates *must have an experience in Am Law 200*


Job Title: Merger and Acquisitions Senior Legal Associate

Hybrid Office

Locations: Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto, or Washington DC


  • Our client is seeking senior associates (10 to 6 years out) to join their Corporate & Finance group.
  • Qualified candidates must have five years of experience in corporate transactional work, specifically in mergers and acquisitions.
  • In addition, candidates should have strong drafting and negotiating skills, strong teamwork skills, and the ability to independently manage components of deals.


  • Conduct thorough due diligence reviews of target companies, including legal, financial, and regulatory assessments.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of transactional documents, including purchase agreements, merger agreements, and disclosure schedules.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and assess legal risks associated with potential mergers and acquisitions.
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to senior management on legal matters related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of integration plans following the completion of mergers or acquisitions.
  • Stay abreast of changes in relevant laws, regulations, and industry best practices related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Coordinate and manage external legal counsel and advisors as necessary to support transactional activities.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on complex issues related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assist in the resolution of legal disputes and issues arising during the merger and acquisition process.
  • Participate in negotiations and meetings with counterparties, ensuring our company's interests are effectively represented and protected.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not exhaustive. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be supplemented at the discretion of management.



  • Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent degree from an accredited law school;
  • Admission to the Bar in the relevant jurisdiction is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience practicing corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions in Big Law.
  • Proven track record of handling complex mergers and acquisitions transactions from start to finish.
  • Strong understanding of corporate governance principles, securities laws, and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • High level of professionalism, integrity, and attention to detail.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and legal research tools

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

  • Senior Associates assume a considerable amount of responsibility and will receive a high level of Partner and Client contact.
  • Our Client has a progress work/life Practices & Programs.