Legal Counsel III

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United States




USA Houston

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Description and Requirements

From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.
Are you an experienced attorney ready for the next step in your legal career?

BMC is looking for an experienced attorney who has excellent legal and business judgment, as well as a proven track record of providing outstanding and timely legal support.  In this role, you will be supporting the business by working with debt and equity financing instruments, Mergers & Acquisitions throughout the deal cycle, corporate governance and intercompany agreements. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better.  The successful applicant will get to work with a highly-collaborative, close-knit team in an exciting, fast paced environment and will manage a small team. 

The position is based at BMC Software’s corporate offices in Houston, Texas, and will report to the General Counsel.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide legal support for treasury and accounting teams on capital markets and finance activities, including the maintenance of credit facilities and other offerings, filings and financing arrangements.
  • Coordinate across various departments, including tax, accounting, corporate development, and outside counsel as necessary in connection with M&A transactions throughout the deal cycle.
  • Assist in drafting and negotiating M&A documentation including NDAs, LOIs and definitive agreements, conducting corporate due diligence and advising on legal aspects of acquisition integrations.
  • Assist with the management and administration of 50+ domestic and international entities, including legal analysis regarding entity formation and structure, preparation of consents and meeting minutes, and oversight of governmental filings related to corporate governance and compliance issues.
  • Draft intercompany agreements, and support and advise on internal corporate and tax restructuring efforts.
  • Review and advise on external accounting and financial reporting, including annual, quarterly, and current reports and external communications, including press releases, investor presentations and other investor and lender engagement activities.
  • Advise business units regarding responses to legal and regulatory inquiries including “Know Your Customer”, Anti-Money Laundering and other similar corporate regulatory requirements world-wide.
  • Advise benefits team on equity compensation plans and executive compensation documentation.
  • Create, maintain, and improve standard form agreements, playbooks, policies, and legal processes.
  • Interface on relevant legal matters with colleagues in the United States and abroad.

  • Law degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or in house.
  • Licensed to practice, in good standing, in at least one US jurisdiction.
  • Experience advising clients on public company reporting, compliance, and corporate governance matters.
  • Experience in M&A transactions, including an understanding of M&A structures, deals, documents and legal issues.
  • Knowledge of equity compensation plans and executive compensation documentation.
  • Advanced team leadership and project management skills with proven ability to explain complex ideas in a cohesive, clear manner.
  • Must be able to multi-task and manage competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workloads and communicate with all levels of the organization including senior management.

It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.

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