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Job Description


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, a top Am Law 100 firm, is seeking highly motivated, well-qualified mid-level associates (five to seven years of experience) to join its nationally recognized M&A and Corporate Finance practice focusing on M&A transactions.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:

Sophisticated law firm experience on complex corporate or M&A matters;
Managing complex M&A projects and timelines, interacting with subject matter experts and junior resources, preparing equity and asset purchase agreements and ancillary documentation, and conducting and summarizing legal due diligence in M&A transactions with an emphasis on private equity transactions and private target M&A;
Must have significant attention to detail and ability to interact successfully with clients, investment bankers, commercial lenders, and other advisors;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, superior analytical skills and the ability to manage client engagements;
Excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic and the ability to manage multiple priorities and assume a high degree of responsibility.
The corporate group boasts an excellent culture with opportunity to work on complex transactions in tightly knit teams for clients ranging from closely-held family businesses to sophisticated serial acquirers. Successful candidates will enjoy a fast-paced environment surrounded by teammates with client-focused attitudes and the opportunity to work with clients across the country.

This position is open to candidates in the following BCLP offices: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, New York, St. Louis, and Washington DC.

BCLP is a global law firm with 30 offices in 11 countries, and a platform of 1,400 lawyers, placing us among the largest in the world. We are known for our relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience, ad industry-shaping innovation and offer clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

BCLP offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and retirement plans. We also provide eligible employees flexible time off plans including paid Parental leave, Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays.

At BCLP we understand the value of a diverse workforce and we believe people perform at their best when they can truly be themselves at work. We aim to create an inclusive environment where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to be themselves. In order to provide the best possible service to our diverse client base, we are committed to recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political belief, disability or any other protected characteristic.

* Mansfield Certified Plus firm for 2022
* Signee to the United Nations’ Global LGBTQ* Standard of Conduct for Business
* Named by Stonewall as a “Top Global Employer 2020”
* Received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum “WILEF” Gold Standard Certification for 2020

At the time of posting, the estimated salary range is $210,000 to $350,000. Actual compensation will be influenced by various factors, including but not limited to the level of relevant experience, skill sets, training, licensure and certifications, internal equity and market data. This range is based on a full-time work schedule.


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