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Assistant General Counsel, M&A

| Greater NYC Area

As an Assistant General 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 day-to-day business-focused legal advice to leaders in the organization on a broad range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions
  • Counsel the business and legal teams on complex transaction structures and negotiations
  • Oversee deal teams, navigating transactions from term sheets through post-closing integrations
  • Identify legal and commercial transaction risks and work collaboratively to develop solutions
  • Draft, review and negotiate complex transaction documents
  • Engage and manage outside counsel
  • Support the continuous improvement of our form agreements and legal processes
  • Manage and develop other talented attorneys

 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)
  • 7-10 years of top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Extensive background in M&A transactions and familiarity with a wide variety of transaction types
  • 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 and manage other attorneys and legal professionals
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and an ability to clearly and simply explain complex ideas

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

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