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M&A Counsel, New England

Posted Nov 07
Full Time
Woburn, Massachusetts

M &A Counsel – New England United States Are you our “TYPE”? Named "One of the Most Innovative Companies in Design'' by Fast Company, Monotype brings brands to life through type and technology that consumers engage with every day. The company's rich legacy includes a library that can be traced back hundreds of years, featuring famed typefaces like Helvetica, Neue Frutiger, Gotham, Times New Roman and more. Monotype also provides a first-of-its-kind service that makes fonts more accessible for creative professionals to discover, license, and use in our increasingly digital world. We work with the biggest global brands, and with individual creatives, offering a wide set of solutions that make it easier for them to do what they do best: design beautiful brand experiences.

Want to learn more about who we are and how you can become part of our team? Visit us at **** Reporting to the General Counsel, as a member of our global, collaborative, business-focused legal team, the M&A Counsel will work closely with our growing Corporate Development function and, when appropriate, outside counsel, to support Monotype’s M&A activities related to the worldwide acquisition of IP assets, font software foundries or other companies from inception to integration. This includes creating an adequate confidentiality framework, understanding anti-competition principles, drafting LOIs, coordinating and supporting due diligence, negotiating purchase agreements, leading closings and assisting in the integration process after closing. The sellers that we work with are usually going through this process for the first time and, even when outside counsel is engaged, we make every effort to streamline the process and all communications which requires a thorough understanding of Monotype’s business and risk profile. What you’ll be doing _ :_

  • Partnering with our Corporate Development team with respect to global acquisitions.
  • Because the level of transactional work can fluctuate, the M&A Counsel may be called on from time to time to collaborate with our worldwide legal team with respect to other general corporate and business matters.

What we’re looking for:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Admitted to the bar or eligible to register as in-house counsel.
  • 4+years of corporate transactional experience (including leadership responsibilities) with a law firm or in the legal department of a company.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills as well as a high business acumen and common sense.
  • Monotype is currently private equity owned but seeks to comply with best practices with respect to governance and operations so experience supporting both public and private companies, private equity and other financial sponsors, boards of directors, and financial advisors will be appreciated.
  • Experience with IP-related transactions and/or (software) licensing.
  • Our legal team is worldwide, but our General Counsel and other team members are based in Woburn and are in the office at least one day per week. We are looking for our M&A Counsel to join this Woburn-based team.

What’s in it for you:

  • Extensive development and training offerings.
  • Highly engaged Events Committee to keep work enjoyable.
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage to meet all your healthcare needs.
  • Unlimited vacation and sick time.
  • Generous 401k match to save for your future, and so much more!

Monotype is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.