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Mid-Level Corporate Associate

About Stoel Rives and the Corporate Team

Our Corporate team consists of over 75 lawyers who focus on all areas of corporate law representing both public and private entities at all stages of formation and growth. Our clients are engaged in energy production and distribution, agribusiness, healthcare, computer technology, life sciences solutions, aerospace technology, timber and forest products, mining, retail and manufacturing. We develop a deep understanding of the strategic objectives of these businesses to enhance our ability to plan and execute transactions for our clients. The variety of industries reflects the diversity of public and private companies launching, growing and operating across our footprint.


If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.


Like all of the firm’s practice groups, the Corporate team at Stoel Rives greatly values diversity. Over forty-five percent of Corporate attorneys identify as women, racial and ethnic minorities, and/or LGBTQ+ lawyers. We recognize that we need to continue to improve our diversity through listening, learning and being open to change.


Role Overview

The Seattle office of Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate attorney with 3-5 years of experience to join its Corporate Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have law firm experience in general corporate work, M&A, securities, debt and equity financing, fund formation and securities, and other business transactions. Many of our colleagues did not start their career as the “traditional corporate associate” and their diverse perspectives are valued. You are encouraged to apply even if you don’t think you have deep experience in all of the activities typically associated with this role.


Members of our team can expect to benefit from working with clients on mid-market and larger transactions. Attorneys in this role often interface with colleagues across offices and practice groups and spend time on telephone and video calls with our clients. The associate in this role will independently produce client-ready documents and will work with others on complex transactions.


Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect one human to embody all of these skills, but if you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.

  • Experience in M&A, debt financing, fund formation and securities
  • Enjoy the challenge of negotiating and documenting complex transactions;
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to understand how a project serves clients goals;
  • A commitment to client service and team success;
  • Ability to communicate business goals into contract language; and
  • JD from an accredited university.

Stoel Rives: Part of Our Team

A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?”  At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm.  We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.


How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives

At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes an inclusive parental leave policy, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ+ employees’ spouses and partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.


We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction.


To learn more about the benefits of working as an attorney at Stoel Rives, click here.


What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment

Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.


We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities, along with participation in the OnRamp Fellowship for legal returners and the OnTrack Sponsorship program. Additional information on these programs, can be found here.

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