Corporate Counsel (M&A and Investments)

  • Oakland, CA
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States
  • Position open to remote: Yes

Company Description

Square 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 Description

Square 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.

Core competencies include your deal process approach, integration experience, creative problem solving skills and issue spotting.

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 integration

  • Draft and help prepare M&A related board and committee meeting materials

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

  • Help with other special corporate projects

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

  • Manage projects with a team-oriented approach

Qualifications

You have:

  • 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

  • degree

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

The interview process will include a recruiter and hiring manager screen followed by a video interview with members of the legal and corporate development team.

Additional Information

At 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)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
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources