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Senior Counsel

Company: Gavilon
Location: Savannah
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:Serves as legal advisor to Gavilon's Fertilizer business; counsels management on the legal implications of all Gavilon Fertilizer activities; manages all fertilizer segment legal matters; keeps abreast of legislative and administrative regulatory developments. retains and manages outside counsel as required to complement available internal legal resources.Job Responsibilities:* Responsible for legal matters of the fertilizer segment of the company including, but not limited to, negotiation and drafting of complex agreements, providing practical and focused legal advice on commercial matters, compliance with laws and regulations, management of intellectual property, and litigation management.* Provides legal support on business arrangements, including commercial contracts and the counseling of management in the formation of business strategies.* Provides counsel to various fertilizer units and coordinates day-to-day commodity transactional agreements (master purchase and sale agreements, transportation and storage agreements, other standard commodity agreements) and activities to provide the most cost-effective legal support.* Manages outside counsel as required to obtain legal opinions, obtain assistance with complex business relationships, or handle litigation in state and federal courts.* Manages the drafting, review, negotiation and administration of contracts and other legal instruments in order to safeguard the company's interests.* Provides competent and creative strategic legal guidance to anticipate and prevent problems and to ensure legality of documentation, business plans, policies and procedures.* Conducts legal research into current and future regulatory laws and interprets effects upon business unit operations and advises appropriate management of implications thereof.* Prepares and maintains corporate governance records.* Provides regular written reporting on legal matters to management.* Reports to Gavilon's General Counsel.Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills:* Juris Doctorate, with state bar membership.* Minimum of ten (10) years' experience in a top-tier law firm or in house practice.* Experience in commodity-related regulatory compliance matters and drafting of commodity agreements.* Experience with domestic and international freight contracts and contracting with international counterparties preferred.* Highly intelligent, analytical, articulate and have outstanding academic credentials.* Capable of generating a high degree of respect and trust rapidly from the various operating units, departmental and corporate staff.* Exceptional drafting and communication skills, and ability to work in teams and independently.* Strong interpersonal and negotiations skills.

Keywords: Gavilon, Savannah , Senior Counsel, Legal , Savannah, Georgia

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