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Counsel 2 - Mergers and Acquisitions / Corporate Governance

$115,000- $150,000/ year
Posted May 03
Full Time

The Counsel 2 - Mergers and Acquisitions / Corporate Governance sits within the Corporate Legal Services team, which oversees the legal entity structure and maintenance and corporate governance for Transamerica and provides legal support for external and internal (captive) reinsurance, Transamerica’s Treasury function, corporate real estate transactions, and mergers & acquisitions.


  • Assist in all aspects of M&A transactions, including overseeing due diligence and supporting internal counsel in the drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, including letters of intent, purchase agreements, and all ancillary transaction documents. Responsible for certain M&A transactional documents, including non-disclosure agreements, and for development and maintenance of form documents for transactions.
  • Provide legal advice and support on corporate governance matters, including legal entity maintenance, formation, and elimination, and certain board and shareholder meetings.
  • Support related regulatory matters, including assisting with the facilitation of regulatory approval processes for transactions.
  • Advise on insurance holding company act-related matters (including related to intercompany agreements and dividends).
  • Assist with corporate treasury matters on an as-needed basis.
  • Manage legal matters provided to a number of in-house constituents, including senior management, within practice area(s).
  • Work on complex problems where analysis requires identification and evaluation of multiple factors and that impact significant areas of the company.
  • Advise business on issues impacting significant functional areas of the company.
  • Negotiate difficult disputes that may have a serious impact to the company.
  • Identify areas where new documents/templates are necessary.
  • Coordinate and oversee legal matters handled by outside counsel.
  • Identify gaps in corporate policies related to legal issues and works on addressing those gaps.
  • Largely work with independent judgment, consulting with more senior attorney as needed.
  • Identify needs for, participate in departmental and cross-functional working groups in identified areas of expertise or development.


  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • A minimum of two years of relevant legal experience, including drafting and negotiating of transaction documents and corporate governance related documents
  • Licensed or eligible to practice in the applicable state
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and oral, with the intended audience
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise agility and adaptability in providing legal advice
  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing corporate environment
  • Proficient using MS Office

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid work environment (in office 1-3 days a week)
  • Baltimore MD or Cedar Rapids IA offices

Compensation: Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to applicable pay transparency and compensation posting laws. It is estimated based on what a successful candidate might be paid in certain Company locations.

The Salary for this position generally ranges between $115,000 - $150,000 annually. This range is an estimate, based on potential qualifications and operational needs. Salary may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by applicable law.

Bonus Eligibility: This position is also typically eligible for an Annual Bonus based on the Company Bonus Plan/Individual Performance and is at Company Discretion.

Our commitment to inclusion & diversity means that we value differences. We encourage the unique perspectives of persons and are dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

What We Offer For eligible employees, we offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support both the personal and financial well-being of our employees.

Compensation Benefits

  • Competitive Pay
  • Bonus for Eligible Employees

Benefits Package

  • Pension Plan
  • 401k Match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Career Training & Development Opportunities

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits

  • Paid Time Off starting at 160 hours annually for employees in their first year of service.
  • Ten (10) paid holidays per year (typically mirroring the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) holidays).
  • Be Well Company holistic wellness program, which includes Wellness Coaching and Reward Dollars
  • Parental Leave – fifteen (15) days of paid parental leave per calendar year to eligible employees with at least one year of service at the time of birth, placement of an adopted child, or placement of a foster care child.
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • College Coach Program
  • Back-Up Care Program
  • PTO for Volunteer Hours
  • Employee Matching Gifts Program
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Inclusion and Diversity Programs
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Referral Bonus Programs
  • Peer Recognition Program (BRAVO)
  • As of December 31, 2022