Contract Legal Associate (6 to 9 months)

Contract position in New York City, NY (opportunity to be remote / flexible in-office)

Job Description

25madison ventures is seeking an experienced startup attorney to join to join its team, supporting early-stage venture financing investments.  This position will be based at their offices in Union Square in NYC, with the opportunity for flexible in-office or remote. 


Founded by Michael Lynton (former CEO of Sony; Chairman of Snap), Steven Price (Founder and Chairman of Townsquare Media) and Matt Fremont-Smith (former COO of Goldman Sachs Bank), 25madison builds companies from the ground up in their studio, and they invest in pre-seed to Series A companies through their investing arm.  Leveraging brand experience and collaboration, 25madison’s accomplished team partners with entrepreneurs and turns their high-conviction ideas into big business.


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, this Associate will negotiate, review and draft early-stage venture financing documents for 25madison, including term sheets, convertible notes, SAFEs and NCVA documents, as well as early-stage company formation, ad hoc commercial agreements and executive compensation matters.  This is an ideal role for someone seeking exposure to a broad range of startup issues and an opportunity to advise CEO-level executives on critical legal matters.  


The ideal candidate will have been practicing law for a minimum of two to five years at a top law firm, with experience forming and counseling early-stage companies, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and advising on corporate governance and executive compensation matters.    

Additional qualifications are as follows:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school, along with a strong academic record and bar admission in New York 

  • Demonstrated record of working on Seed to Series A venture financings required, including familiarity with NCVA documents and term sheets

  • Organized, capable and methodical record keeper 

  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to explain complex ideas in a succinct and impactful manner 

  • Self-starter with ability to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a  positive attitude to the workplace 

25madison is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates diversity.  We value diversity  and welcome all applicants regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability  status or national origin.