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M&A and Contracts Counsel

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary:

Vail Resorts is seeking an M&A and Contracts Counsel to join our Legal team in Broomfield, Colorado. The successful applicant will work closely with legal and business teams to provide advice with respect to mergers & acquisitions and negotiate and draft a wide variety of contracts. The ideal candidate must be able to hit the ground running, leading sometimes complex negotiations with internal and external business partners. The attorney will possess a willingness to learn and understand internal business, operational, financial and technical matters to provide sound legal advice and risk analysis, while simultaneously assisting business clients in achieving their commercial objectives.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice related to M&A transactions, including project management, due diligence, and document preparation and negotiation
  • Lead commercial contract review, drafting, and negotiations across multiple lines of business, clearly and concisely identifying and explaining the ramifications of contractual terms to the business decision-makers and third-parties
  • Recommend and execute on process improvements
  • Develop and conduct training sessions for internal team members on procedures and contract or legal topics as necessary
  • Work with legal, business, finance and operations teams to prepare, implement, and improve internal forms, processes, and policies
  • Provide ongoing management and maintenance of contracts
  • Occasionally investigate, negotiate and resolve contract disputes
  • Collaborate with and provide assistance to legal department colleagues and policy specialists on various legal and regulatory issues
  • Foster and develop a culture of teamwork, employee development and accountability. 
  • Contribute broadly to the leadership of the businesses, working effectively with senior management and creating strong trusted advisor relationships with the business leaders
  • May supervise and/or mentor contracts analysts or administrative assistants
  • Other projects/tasks as assigned


Job Qualifications:



  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school
  • Member of a State Bar and in good standing
  • 3+ years of relevant legal experience
  • Significant experience will all aspects of M&A transactions
  • Excellent writing, drafting and verbal communication skills
  • Able to quickly identify issues, communicate the Company’s position, exercise sound legal and business judgment, interact in a professional and effective manner, and close deals
  • Strong organizational, time-management and prioritization capabilities; able to manage workload and consistently meet deadlines independently, efficiently and with minimal supervision
  • Process and detail oriented
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook) as well as the ability to learn and use other computer systems and databases
  • Must be a team player dedicated to contributing to a positive work environment
  • Possess drive: exhibit a strong desire to be the best; be decisive and take initiative; step up and execute; deliver results; take accountability for results; make difficult decisions when needed
  • Forward-thinking and out front: stay one step ahead of the needs of the organization and leadership; strategize and prioritize the most important work; solution driven, not problem driven
  • Innovate and lead change: take measured risks, challenge the status quo, and foster new ideas; thoughtfully approach all potential outcomes
  • Self-aware: deeply understand your own strengths and opportunities; seek feedback from others on your performance and leadership; constantly seek to improve your leadership skills



  • Experience with public company M&A transactions
  • Project management experience
  • International experience



The budgeted range starts at $125,000 - $145,000 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 389827

Nearest Major Market: Denver