Senior Corporate Attorney
Legal & Risk
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Directs and handles all legal aspects of sophisticated commercial loan transactions. Consults with and advises relationship managers and other associates concerning these transactions.
- Represents the bank in other corporate legal matters, litigation proceedings, suspected borrower irregularities, and special loan workouts.
- Provides expertise and legal services, legal counsel, guidance, recommendations, and proactive advice on complex legal issues to assigned individual banking groups/divisions/management.
- Determines availability and scope of retention and use of outside counsel in the areas of responsibility and supervises the work-product, fee, and eventual results of the engagement.
- Conducts legal research and issues legal opinions.
- Prepares, reviews, negotiates and/or interprets various legal instruments and documents of all types such as contracts, leases, loan agreements and other agreements.
- Serves as a subject matter expert and advises other attorneys and bank staff on the implications of new, revised, or proposed laws or regulations, court decisions, orders, or general business law affecting the bank or its operations.
- Represents the bank at meetings and conferences as appropriate, with special emphasis on areas of expertise. Develops and presents information on legal matters to these groups and other related meetings, seminars or institutes.
- Offers training, mentoring and serves as a resource to other attorneys, including new employees. Prepares training materials and presents this material to Legal Loan Processing Associates and other groups and Associates within the bank.
- Continues professional development through seminars, university courses, and/or membership in professional organizations and sustains knowledge of current developments in areas of responsibility.
- Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
- Juris Doctor degree from an approved law school and state bar admission, with law review or equivalent experience preferred.
- Nine (9) or more years of relevant experience representing lenders and borrowers in negotiating, documenting, and closing a wide range of commercial financing transactions; or an appropriate combination of education and experience.
- Advanced knowledge of corporate and commercial law in the context of sophisticated commercial loan transactions, including real estate and personal property collateral, participations, and syndications.
- Intermediate knowledge of other areas of law, including litigation, environmental, and employment preferred.
- Basic knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting the Farm Credit System preferred.
- Advanced analytical skills, complex oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, and planning and administration skills required.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word and Excel).
- Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
- Advanced organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Law firm experience preferred.
- Ability to prioritize and schedule work and projects without supervision.
- Strong interpersonal and informal leadership skills, ability to work well with a large team of varied Associates and skill levels, including the ability to work well across other departments.
- Availability for occasional work outside of business hours.
- Availability for occasional travel.
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CoBank will not sponsor a work visa (e.g. H1B, etc.) to fill this position.
CoBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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