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M&A Lawyer in San Jose at Elevate

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

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Job Description

Elevate’s Customer, a Leading Global Payments Company, is looking for an experienced, highly engaged and dynamic M&A transaction lawyer to support the Company's acquisitions, divestitures and investments globally to work on site for two months. In this role, you will work closely with other legal professionals and stakeholders in the Company’s Corporate Development group.

Specifically you will:

  • Lead strategic M&A transactions and corporate finance activities globally, including acquisitions, JVs, equity investments, from pipeline and planning stages through and including integration.
  • Structure, draft and negotiate complex transaction agreements and lead global multi-functional teams.
  • Manage internal and external deal processes and drive continuous improvements and scalability in deal processes and execution.
  • Advise senior management and business clients.
  • Create and manage deal teams with other in-house attorneys, personnel, and outside advisors (including active management of outside counsel) for sophisticated transactions.
  • Work closely with Corporate Development, Regional and Domestic Business Units, Accounting Policy, Finance, Treasury, Tax, and Human Resources functions.
  • Manage internal team members and constituents and outside advisors, including active management of outside counsel.

You might be the right person if you have:

  • Flexibility and creativity in dealing with complex legal issues on a domestic and cross-border basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • Good project management skills, well organized, with the ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • A high-level of intellectual, professional and interpersonal agility and flexibility, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with business clients and other legal department members.
  • Team oriented, with a strong sense of humor, unquestioned ethics and integrity, sound judgment and high tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Ability to cherish innovation, embrace change, and believe that there is always room for improvement.


  • 9+ years of experience at a law firm or comparable corporate environment with a sophisticated M&A / corporate finance practice is highly desirable.
  • Senior-level experience in M&A transactions (domestic, international and cross-border, with a comprehensive understanding of M&A structures, deals, documents, and legal issues) is required. 
  • Substantial experience in corporate finance matters is highly desirable.


  • JD degree with excellent academic credentials.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

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