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Via is using technology to transform transportation around the world. From changing a single persons daily commute to reducing humanitys collective environmental footprint weve got huge goals.

Via is looking for an exceptional lawyer to join us as we are looking to rapidly grow our business domestically & internationally & prepare to launch new cities around the world. As Commercial Counsel, you will be joining our dynamic & growing Legal Department, with a particular focus on strategic matters & complex revenue-generating commercial contracts. You will work closely with all members of the legal team, gaining hands-on exposure to all aspects of in-house legal work at a fast-growing startup.

What Youll Do:

  • As a legal contact for our Partnerships team, you will manage multiple deals & support colleagues in the U.S. & internationally, with sound business & legal judgment & a clear sense of company priorities.
  • Draft, review & negotiate a fast-growing pipeline of complex transit tech contracts, including standard SaaS (Software as a Service) contracts & more complex deals with robust add-on services, with a wide variety of domestic & international, public & private sector customers.
  • Play a key role in various strategic corporate transactions, including M&A transactions, venture-based financing, strategic partnerships & IPO preparedness.
  • Manage contractual relationships with vendors.
  • Oversee, streamline & negotiate various agreements, including NDAs, engagement letters, vendor service agreements, MSAs, service provider agreements, terms of use & consumer communications.
  • Respond to inquiries on contract interpretation.
  • Work on various contractual matters with cross-disciplinary teams from Finance, Business Development, Operations, Growth & Communications, & advise on relevant legal issues & risks, complex agreement structures, approval processes, & company policies & procedures.
  • Provide general legal support to our global business on an as-needed basis.

Who You Are:

  • Obtained a JD with impressive academic achievement, 4-6 years experience at a top law firm, in-house legal department or a combination of the two, including significant transactional experience.
  • Substantive expertise in corporate & tech transactions preferred.
  • Meticulous & vigilant, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Willing to wear multiple hats & work on contracts of all types.
  • Team player who works well cross-functionally.
  • High-energy & enjoy working autonomously.
  • Outstanding contract drafter & negotiator.
  • Business-minded (you will negotiate business as well as legal issues).
  • Excellent analytical & critical thinking skills.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Final salary will be determined by the candidates experience, knowledge, & skills. Salary reflected does not include equity, which is a part of our compensation package.
  • Salary Range: $170,000 - $190,000

Were Via, & we build technology that changes the way the world moves. We pioneered the TransitTech category to ensure that the future of transportation is shared, dynamic public mobility the kind that reduces carbon emissions across congested cities, minimizes reliance on private cars, & provides everyone with accessible, efficient, & affordable ways of getting around. 

We created the first end-to-end TransitTech solution for cities & transit agencies, offering world-class software, service design, & operational expertise to fundamentally improve the way the world moves.

Via was founded with the guiding principle that we go further when we go together. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive & authentic workplace. If youre excited about this role but your past experience doesnt align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. All backgrounds, identities, & voices are welcomed & celebrated at Via.

Ready to join the ride? 

Via is an equal opportunity employer.

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