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Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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Provide counsel and advice on general corporate and securities law matters affecting the entire organization, and work with representatives from various business lines and support units.



Work with Corporate Finance Department and business lines on mergers and acquisitions, and divestiture activities including conducting due diligence, preparing confidentiality agreements, bid letters, acquisition agreements and assisting in the preparation of regulatory applications

Act as primary attorney in reviewing and assisting in the preparation of SEC filings (Forms 10-K and 10-Q) and prepare SEC registration statements for mergers and acquisitions, shelf registrations and other securities offerings

Take the lead on preparing and filing Forms 8-Ks and provide backup support for the preparation and filing of Section 16 reports

Serve as primary author of proxy statements for Annual and Special Stockholder Meetings

Assist Treasury Attorney with corporate capital markets transactions

Provide advice and counsel for legal requirements with respect to entity formation, maintenance, dissolutions and other corporate actions

Become familiar with Federal and State banking laws/regulations in order to serve as a secondary legal resource to Chief Regulatory Counsel for providing day-to-day regulatory matters

 Be willing to accept new projects and become a team member within the Corporate Legal Team, and assist with corporate governance and other legal matters as needed

Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with regulatory standards and policies.

Assist in other legal and governance areas as needed.



J.D. degree required.  Licensed to practice law in New York or other state bar admission (with ability to obtain in-house counsel license in New York)

A minimum of 7 years of proven and progressive corporate legal experience in a law firm and/or corporate environment

A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience

Minimum of five (5) years plus of relevant experience 

Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment; experience in leading and facilitating change

Ability to understand and integrate details of business/operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirements

Strong desire to support the identification, evaluation and escalation of legal risk issues

Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including the senior business leaders; outside counsel; regulatory officials; legal, risk, compliance and other counterparts at the organization; counterparts at other companies; and industry representatives

Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization

Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to influence through collaboration

Creativity, flexibility and willingness to embrace change and to work effectively in multi-functional teams

Ability to make quick innovative decisions in order to resolve problems

Leadership skills and strong ethical standards



Experience as in-house counsel in a public company setting

M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.