Cairncross & Hempelmann (“CH&”) is a full-service law firm in Seattle that advises our diverse client base in business, land use, real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Our hallmark culture hinges upon respect, collegiality, and genuine care which extends to all CH& employees, as well as to our clients and their teams.
We are looking for an associate to join our sophisticated Business Group. Our Business attorneys bring a wealth of experience and deep relationships with some of the Puget Sound region’s most innovative companies and individuals. We represent clients with respect to corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, business transactions, intellectual property & technology transactions, security & privacy, employment and tax.
The ideal candidate will have 2 – 6 years of relevant experience in general corporate transactions, M&A, and financing. The candidate should preferably have experience as a junior or midlevel associate with experience drafting complex transactional and commercial agreements, conducting due diligence and managing the due diligence process in M&A transactions, coordinating internal and client teams in all stages of a strategic transaction, and drafting and negotiating equity financing and convertible debt securities documents.
Superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership (or membership in another state bar plus the ability to pursue WSBA membership) are required. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate that work will commence remotely, although the option of working remotely on a permanent basis is available for candidates that reside outside of the Seattle area.
Our firm recently renewed our commitment to racial equality and social justice and implemented the CH& Racial Equality & Social Justice Plan that invites all attorneys and staff to engage, take action, and continue to broaden diversity and awareness in our communities. The CH& Diversity Team was started in 2004 and drives the firm’s initiatives and action. For more information, go to Diversity | Cairncross & Hempelmann.
We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, friendly people and a wonderful working environment. Check us out at www.cairncross.com. EOE. Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, a list of transactions you’ve worked on with a detailed description of your role in each transaction, and a writing sample (e.g., an appropriately redacted transaction document with your redlined changes and an explanation of your changes, or a document on which you were the primary author) to:
Human Resources Manager
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-2323