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Corporate and Commercial Counsel



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

We are seeking an experienced corporate and commercial attorney to support strategic and commercial transactions and other corporate legal matters in a dynamic and innovative environment. In this role, you'll be responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing Avant’s strategic and commercial agreements in close collaboration with internal business partners. We love creative problem-solvers and proactive communicators who enjoy helping others create work we can all be proud of. If that sounds like you, keep reading.

What you'll do at Avant:

  • Work closely with internal teams to analyze and communicate legal risks, provide legal advice and support strategic and commercial initiatives.

  • Draft, review, negotiate and manage Avant’s strategic and commercial agreements.

  • Provide legal support for mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

  • Partner with other members of the legal team to support, scale and streamline

  • vendor contracting, review and monitoring.

  • Partner with Avant’s capital markets team on capital markets transactions, including securitizations and debt facilities.

  • Keep up to date on legal developments affecting the business and provide

  • training to the business on corporate and commercial matters.

We are looking for:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

  • Active membership in good standing and eligible to practice law in at least one

  • jurisdiction in the United States.

  • 5+ years of relevant law firm and/or in-house experience. Significant experience with commercial agreements, including drafting and negotiating agreements for a wide variety of commercial and corporate transactions; experience in consumer financial services is preferred but not required.

  • Proven success in partnering with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Business-oriented approach to addressing legal issues.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail.

  • Strong strategic thinker and analytical ability.

  • Collaborative and a consummate team player.

  • Entrepreneurial and capable of thriving in a fast-paced and changing environment.

  • This position is expected to be based in Avant’s Chicago headquarters utilizing a hybrid schedule.

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We believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences helps us create the most innovative solutions for our customers. We invite you to apply to our positions even if you do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the description. If you’re passionate about our mission and aligned to our values, we hope you’ll come contribute to our awesome culture.

Why Avant is the place for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

Authenticity. We show up to work as our whole selves and make sure others can too.

Collaboration. We can only succeed when we do so as a team.

Problem-Solving. The harder the problem, the more satisfying the solution.

Customer. We are all owners of the customer experience.

Initiative. Plan. Adapt. Get Sh!t Done.

We believe that great ideas come from anyone and anywhere, that everyone is an owner who drives change, and that we have more fun when we work together. We're problem solvers who love collaborating with intelligent and highly-motivated people to reshape the face of digital banking. Avant offers terrific perks and benefits, fun social events with employees who actually like hanging out together, and a flexible growth environment where trying your hand at new projects and being the active owner of your career path is encouraged and supported.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Choice of great Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan options

  • 401(k) Match

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • Flexible Work Environment

  • Generous Paid Parental Leave

  • Lunch Allowance (Fooda) and In-office Snacks

  • WFH Stipends for our Remote Employees

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning for Professional Development

  • No Meeting Wednesdays - (a.k.a. planned time to Get Sh!t Done)

  • Summer Fridays

  • Fun In-Office and Virtual Social Events

  • And who doesn’t love the swag

This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date or before working in or visiting our Chicago office. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination. Subject to applicable law and requests for accommodation.