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ProfileLegal Counsel The candidate will provide a wide range of legal guidance and advice that minimizes risk while partnering with other functions to develop and commercialize products for market. Help manage compliance with applicable laws and company policies and provide counseling for firm Seeds. Responsibilities include managing legal issues related to complex commercial transactions, marketing and sales, research and licensing, supply chain, claims, and acquisitions. Manage legal matters for which considerable legal judgment, experience and independent reasoning is required. Draft and negotiate complex commercial agreements. Advise on a broad range of legal matters which may include supply, marketing, sales, applicable regulatory schemes, and legal strategy. Effectively work with all levels of the organization to minimize risk and manage legal issues. Provide legal support to functional groups to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, policies and practices.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have JD degree or Master of Laws and admitted to practice law in Minnesota. Should have 5+ years’ experience as a practicing attorney. 3+ years’ experience in the commercial department at a large law firm is preferred. In-house experience is a plus. Strong leadership, organizational, time management, problem solving, negotiation, and risk assessment skills is needed. Broad knowledge of U.S. legal concepts, including complex commercial transactions and licensing is required. Knowledge of regulatory, IP, litigation, HSE, employment law and basic international laws is beneficial. Experience working with senior business leaders at a large multinational corporation is must. In-depth understanding of overall business operations and methods to allow efficient and effective handling of associated risks is essential. Understanding of business and technology related to agribusiness, including seeds and biotech operations and federal and state regulations is helpful.
11055 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305