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Company: Kent Corporation
Location: Muscatine
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Kent Corporation is a privately-held, holding company that owns a diversified group of food and beverage ingredient and product manufacturing businesses and has been recognized as a three-time US Best Managed Company. -Our organization continues to grow domestically and internationally. As a result, we are seeking to expand our legal team and are searching for an experienced lawyer to serve in a Corporate Counsel position at our headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa. The Corporate Counsel supports the parent company and each of its subsidiaries by providing advice and representation on all legal matters including without limitation compliance, contract negotiation, and litigation.In this role, you will collaborate with other members of the legal team, company executives, and senior managers to draft legal documents and review contracts to ensure they meet all applicable requirements. When necessary, you will also coordinate with outside counsel. Our ideal candidate has at least 5 years of legal experience and has real estate, tax, and commercial transaction practice experience. Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the members of the legal department including the Vice President - General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel and Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Serve as a business partner and legal resource to the various operating business units in the Kent Corporation family of companies
  • Prepare, review, and negotiate company contracts, requests for proposals and other legal documents
  • Consult with executive leadership, management, commercial advisors, accountants, and marketing staff as needed for day-to-day business activities
  • Collaborate with business units and various departments and facilitate compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Serve as a key member of M&A diligence and transaction teams
  • Serve as internal litigation counsel for enterprise litigation, including discovery requests, drafting pleadings, researching applicable law, and managing outside counsel
  • Remain abreast of proposed legislation and regulatory changes across all states
  • Advise and serve as a point of contact for internal clients on employment matters
  • Collaborate with internal clients to review and develop enterprise policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance, or regulatory matters Education
    • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
    • Active law license. A member of the Iowa bar in good standing. Experience & Qualifications
      • 5+ years as a practicing attorney with a law firm or corporate legal department with material experience in corporate, contractual, and transactional matters
      • Specific practice experience with real estate, tax, and complex commercial contracts
      • Previous work in the agricultural or food and beverage manufacturing industry a plus
      • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment.
      • Strong communication and research skills Other
        • Work in person at Kent corporate headquarters in Muscatine, IA -

Keywords: Kent Corporation, Davenport , CORPORATE ATTORNEY, Legal , Muscatine, Iowa

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