Associate Counsel

Boston, MA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

This role is a hybrid (mostly remote) and requires visiting the Boston office 1-2 times per month. Candidates need to be within commutable distance of our Boston office.


Now, more than ever, the Toast team is committed to our customers. Our focus is on building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and do what they do best: building the businesses they love. And because our technology is purpose-built for restaurants, by restaurant people, restaurants can trust that we’ll deliver on their needs for today while investing in experiences that will power their restaurant of the future.

Toast, Inc. seeks an ambitious and enthusiastic Associate Counsel to join Toast’s growing Legal team. Together with our team of attorneys, you will help us advise Toast and its subsidiaries on a variety of interesting and complex legal matters, provide daily support to cross-functional stakeholders across multiple business units, and promote the company’s growth through drafting and negotiating contracts with vendors, customers, and other third parties. 

About this roll* (Responsibilities)

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, SaaS subscription agreements, terms of use, partnership and vendor agreements, and other commercial or technology licensing agreements.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders to identify and provide strategic advice and counsel on legal issues impacting Toast’s products, business and customers.
  • Support the development and maintenance of legal resources and materials to aid business stakeholders in the development of innovative, compliant products and services.
  • Monitor evolving laws that may impact Toast’s products and services and assist with operationalizing and implementing compliant solutions where applicable.
  • Work in partnership with other members of the Toast Legal and Compliance teams to leverage internal subject matter expertise and integrate into applicable products, services and commercial matters.

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited U.S. law school, and membership in good standing to at least one state bar.
  • 2+  years of experience negotiating commercial contracts, including at least one year of experience in a corporate legal department, preferably in the tech sector.
  • Strong business and legal acumen with the ability to: quickly identify legal and business issues; balance risks; and devise and articulate creative and practical solutions to various internal and external audiences in a time-sensitive dynamic and fast-paced global environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and drafting skills (contracts, memoranda, etc.) with an emphasis on attention to relevant detail.
  • Ability to work with independence, manage competing priorities effectively, and meet deadlines.
  • Passion for collaborating with a wide range of people in a diverse and inclusive environment. 

*Bread puns encouraged but not required



The base salary range for this role is listed below. The starting salary will be determined based on skills and experience. In addition to base salary, our total rewards components include cash compensation (overtime, bonus/commissions if eligible), equity, and benefits.
Pay Range
$96,000—$154,000 USD

We are Toasters

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is Baked into our Recipe for Success.

At Toast our employees are our secret ingredient. When they are powered to succeed, Toast succeeds.

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries. We embrace and are excited by this diversity, believing that only through authenticity, inclusivity, high standards of respect and trust, and leading with humility will we be able to achieve our goals.

Baking inclusive principles into our company and diversity into our design provides equitable opportunities for all and enhances our ability to be first in class in all aspects of our industry.

Bready* to make a change? Apply today!

Toast is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process. As part of this commitment, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to enable them to access the hiring process. If you need an accommodation to access the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].