Associate/Counsel, M&A/Private Equity

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

Golenbock’s Corporate Practice Group seeks a mid- to senior-level associate or counsel level attorney with a strong background in middle-market, private company M&A transactions to join our team advising the firm’s diverse group of private equity, independent sponsor, family office, strategic and growth-stage clients. For this particular role, we are seeking an attorney with significant experience in the following areas:

  • Representing buy-side and sell-side clients in all forms of mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, joint ventures and other strategic transactions;
  • Drafting and negotiating principal acquisition agreements and ancillary documentation;
  • Advising on rollover and management equity arrangements; and
  • Managing deal teams and coordinating all aspects of a typical M&A process from pre-signing through closing.

In addition to our M&A practice, our Corporate Practice Group also has a strong and growing emerging companies/venture capital practice. Some experience is this area would be preferred, but is not required for this particular role.The ideal candidate is team-oriented and has effective communication skills, a good work ethic, and an ability to manage/grow client relationships. While there is no portable business requirement for this position, we would welcome and support a candidate with a desire to develop or grow their practice over time.
Golenbock offers attorneys:
– Hybrid work model
– Friendly, collaborative working environment
– Billable hour expectations significantly below that of Big Law
– The opportunity to work directly with clients on small teams and take on significant responsibility for their matters
– More competitive hourly rates, enhancing the ability to develop business.

The salary range for this position is $200,000 to $275,000, depending on the candidate’s specific skillset and number of years of relevant experience. Golenbock also offers a fee sharing arrangement on sourced clients, as well as a full range of elective health benefits.

About the Firm
Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP, a mid-sized law firm in New York City, provides sophisticated counsel and representation to public and middle-market companies, private equity and venture capital funds, real estate developers and owners, technology and life sciences companies, hospitality businesses, high net worth individuals, and celebrities.
The firm hires lateral attorneys who are well-trained and looking for opportunities to develop as lawyers. Golenbock has a prominent corporate practice along with robust real estate, litigation, tax, IP, T&E, bankruptcy and employment practices. The firm is a member of Alliott Global Alliance, an international alliance of law and accounting firms which enhances our ability to advise clients internationally on inbound and outbound transactions and other matters.


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