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Commercial Counsel

$180,000- $200,000/ year
Posted Apr 26
Full Time
New York, New York

About Messari.

Messari is the leading provider of crypto market intelligence products that help professionals navigate crypto/Web3 with confidence. We bring transparency and smarter qualitative and quantitative analytics to the industry by combining a global research database with a comprehensive suite of data visualization and asset discovery tools. We help drive smarter participation in crypto from individuals and institutions alike.

The name “Messari” came from the Franciscan monks who declared "clean books" a moral imperative during the renaissance and pushed merchants to use proper accounting methods. This led to the flourishing of investment via "trust but verify" methods and industry growth throughout Europe. That's what we aim to do. Provide participants, investors, builders, platforms, and everyone else with reliable information to better participate in the crypto ecosystem.

Our users range from some of the most prominent analysts, investors, and crypto individuals to top organizations including Coinbase, BitGo, Anchorage, 0x, Chainanalysis, Ledger, Compound, MakerDAO, and many more.

The Role

You'll support Messari's enterprise teams and protocol services working on contracts, as well as supporting our finance and business leaders. You'll work closely with our General Counsel, as well as with other senior leaders across Messari.

What you'll do


  • Negotiate a variety of commercial agreements in the technology and crypto space
  • Build scalable and effective processes for the commercial function, including through the creation and maintenance of playbooks, contract templates, and self-help workflows
  • Help develop and drive legal contracting process and operations, including with respect to workflows, customer contracting lifecycle, pipeline management and document retention
  • Counsel and educate teams on contract terms, negotiation best practices, commercial implications and legal risks
  • Advise internal stakeholders on privacy and regulatory implications of product development and marketing strategies

Who you are


  • 4+ years of experience in general corporate or commercial contracts, at least partially at a top law firm
  • Admission to practice law in the United States
  • Experience in structuring, drafting, and negotiating a variety of commercial and licensing agreements, including technology-related agreements, reseller agreements, data processing addenda, partnership agreements, and general commercial contracts
  • An effective, positive negotiator who can develop creative solutions to navigate complex legal issues to both protect the company and drive Messari’s business forward
  • Has the ability to project manage and prioritize multiple matters simultaneously in an entrepreneurial, rapidly scaling environment
  • Experience or interest in the digital asset industry
  • Confidently understand technical terms to partner with product and security stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to balance competing demands under time pressure
  • Familiarity with privacy and data protection laws

Salary Ranges for this position (depending on experience):