Corporate Counsel (M&A and Investments)

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Square is seeking an exceptional corporate counsel to join its M&A legal team and support the company’s corporate development efforts. You will play a key role in supporting the company’s M&A, investment and other corporate development activities, including the due diligence process, negotiation of term sheets and definitive transaction agreements as well as 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 make an immediate impact on Square’s overall strategy. A creative legal mind, strong attention to detail, and a sense of adventure are all qualities we seek in the ideal candidate.

{This position can be based in San Francisco or in Oakland when our office opens.}

You will:

  • Assist 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 integration

  • Draft and assist with the preparation of M&A related board and committee meeting materials

  • Work on antitrust compliance issues including HSR filings and governmental responses

  • Assist with other special corporate projects

  • Work closely with our internal business and compliance teams, as well as with external advisors and experts

  • Manage projects effectively, with a team-oriented approach

Qualifications

You have:

  • 3-5+ years of relevant corporate experience at a major law firm

  • A 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 projects

  • J.D. degree

  • Membership in at least one state bar (preferably California)

  • Superior interpersonal skills and team-first attitude

  • Sound and practical business judgment

  • Strong decision-making abilities, attention to detail, and ability to give executive-level guidance in a timely manner

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with 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)squareup.com. 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. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources