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Commercial & Corporate Generalist Counsel

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Developing innovative technologies to revolutionize the payments industry while helping customers transact in global marketplaces is not for the faint of heart. We have big goals and are looking for people to join our team who want to leave a legacy. Just as you are committing to do your best work, we are committed to making this the best place you’ve ever worked. It’s a partnership from the very beginning. If you are looking to step outside your comfort zone, learn new things, apply your skills, collaborate with brilliant people and have fun along the way, then you might be our next Yapster! We promise to provide you with an amazing journey along your career. At Yapstone, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees. Yapstone is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and negotiate various types of commercial agreements, including master services, licensing, professional services, marketing, consultant, strategic partner, and vendor agreements

  • Provide legal counsel to finance, operations, and other teams regarding banking, credit agreements, equity agreements, guarantees and promissory notes

  • Interpret contract requirements, obligations and risk assessment or exposure and advise on same

  • Resolve issues that arise in commercial relationships, including but not limited to handling pre-litigation disputes, inquiries and advice

  • Assist with due diligence efforts with respect to M&A transactions and other strategic transactions, as well as post-acquisition integration legal matters

  • Assist with insurance and real estate matters, as well as corporate, intellectual property, employment, international, consumer protection, privacy, IP, high-tech and other legal matters, as the need arises

  • Assist with credit, creditors rights, collection, bankruptcy and litigation matters

  • Manage outside counsel, when/where needed, across multiple jurisdictions to ensure timely and knowledgeable support of critical projects, deals and initiatives

Primary Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and negotiate various types of commercial agreements, including master services, licensing, professional services, marketing, consultant, strategic partner, and vendor agreements

  • Provide legal counsel to finance, operations, and other teams regarding banking, credit agreements, equity agreements, guarantees and promissory notes

  • Interpret contract requirements, obligations and risk assessment or exposure and advise on same

  • Resolve issues that arise in commercial relationships, including but not limited to handling pre-litigation disputes, inquiries and advice

  • Assist with due diligence efforts with respect to M&A transactions and other strategic transactions, as well as post-acquisition integration legal matters

  • Assist with insurance and real estate matters, as well as corporate, intellectual property, employment, international, consumer protection, privacy, IP, high-tech and other legal matters, as the need arises

  • Assist with credit, creditors rights, collection, bankruptcy and litigation matters

  • Manage outside counsel, when/where needed, across multiple jurisdictions to ensure timely and knowledgeable support of critical projects, deals and initiatives

Requirements

  • JD degree and 5+ years of relevant legal experience

  • Strong team orientation required, with a sense of ownership and urgency, high energy and enthusiasm required for our high-growth, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Team player with a “can do” attitude, strong customer service orientation, and a sense of humor

  • Outstanding written, oral, research, negotiation skills required

  • Must be able to move easily between a hands-on, operations-focused view and a strategic outlook

  • Fluency with, or eagerness to learn about, technology to the extent necessary to counsel the business

  • Flexible, proactive, self-starter, hard-working, quick-learning and comfortable with informed decision-making

  • Demonstrated business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while providing pragmatic advice

  • Must be active and in good standing in at least one State Bar in the United States; Canadian lawyers with extensive U.S. experience will be considered

  • Strong analytical and advisory skills, including the ability to counsel business colleagues on complex and routine legal questions relating to various business

  • Ability to deliver outstanding, thoughtful, and focused results in a timely, efficient manner

  • In-house experience with a technology or financial services company strongly preferred

  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy without losing focus on timely delivery

  • Able to work independently, prioritize, and adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities

  • Expertise in data privacy, litigation, e-commerce law and payments law preferred

  • Excellent computer skills required, including advanced skill level with Microsoft Office products

  • Yapstone is an equal opportunities employer.

Requirements

  • JD degree and 5+ years of relevant legal experience

  • Strong team orientation required, with a sense of ownership and urgency, high energy and enthusiasm required for our high-growth, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Team player with a “can do” attitude, strong customer service orientation, and a sense of humor

  • Outstanding written, oral, research, negotiation skills required

  • Must be able to move easily between a hands-on, operations-focused view and a strategic outlook

  • Fluency with, or eagerness to learn about, technology to the extent necessary to counsel the business

  • Flexible, proactive, self-starter, hard-working, quick-learning and comfortable with informed decision-making

  • Demonstrated business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while providing pragmatic advice

  • Must be active and in good standing in at least one State Bar in the United States; Canadian lawyers with extensive U.S. experience will be considered

  • Strong analytical and advisory skills, including the ability to counsel business colleagues on complex and routine legal questions relating to various business

  • Ability to deliver outstanding, thoughtful, and focused results in a timely, efficient manner

  • In-house experience with a technology or financial services company strongly preferred

  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy without losing focus on timely delivery

  • Able to work independently, prioritize, and adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities

  • Expertise in data privacy, litigation, e-commerce law and payments law preferred

  • Excellent computer skills required, including advanced skill level with Microsoft Office products

  • Yapstone is an equal opportunities employer.

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Our Benefits

  • We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision wellness plans for you and your family with low employee premiums.
  • You work hard every day to build the future of our company, so we’ll help you build your future with a 401(k) plan that features employer match.
  • We encourage and support our teams to take time off to recharge and reboot because changing how the world pays is no easy task.
  • We care about the community where we work. Through YapCares, you get 8 hours of paid volunteer time off each year to make a difference.
  • Enjoy food, fun and camaraderie with breakfasts, dinners, snacks, social hours and events.
  • A great location in the East Bay that is a reverse commute for many Yapsters, and we’re right across the street from BART.