Corporate Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions (VCA) at Mars, Incorporated in Los Angeles, California

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

VCA is looking to recruit an attorney with acquisition experience, to join its legal department. The attorney will work primarily on VCA's mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures, and corporate transactions, as well as on other transactional matters. The attorney will report to and work under the direction of VCA's General Counsel and work closely with VCA's acquisitions team, as well as other cross-functional groups (e.g., finance, tax, etc.) in actively managing M&A transactions, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, term sheets, definitive purchase agreements, and other relevant agreements, as well as managing and performing legal due diligence. The attorney may be required to provide legal support with respect to other aspects of VCA's business.

What are we looking for?


  • Juris Doctorate

  • 4-8 years relevant corporate or transactional legal practice in a large, complex, multibillion dollar services company including contracts, corporate, transactions, real estate, regulatory matters, and trade secrets

  • Member of the California State Bar or other state bar in good standing

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

What will be your key responsibilities?


  • Providing corporate/transactional support across all business functions, including reviewing, interpreting, and negotiating agreements covering the full scope of VCA's corporate and commercial activities, creating, and improving company-wide policies, procedures, and standard agreements, and advising on strategic legal matters and legal implications to mitigate risk

  • Providing day-to-day legal support to VCA's network of veterinary hospitals and field teams located across the United States and Canada

  • Providing general legal advice and support to the business including, among other things, commercial contracts (draft, review, negotiate, training), advising on veterinary practice act implications, transaction support, and corporate governance

  • Working closely with and providing primary legal support to the following VCA departments on a regular basis: Real Estate, Client Experience/Digital Innovations, Knowledge & Learning, Marketing, Procurement, and Risk & Safety

  • Assisting VCA's Mergers & Acquisitions team

  • Identifying and filtering legal issues that need to be reviewed by external counsel

  • Fulfils other duties as assigned

What can you expect from Mars?


  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we're striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.





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