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Corporate Legal Counsel

Overland Park, KS
Full Time
Practice Areas: Commercial Transactions Exp.: 5 - 10 Years Salary: $110,000 - $130,000 Yearly
BioStar Renewables, LLC, a Kansas City based privately owned renewable energy company, is looking for a “Take Charge” Corporate Legal Counsel to join our senior management team.

BioStar Renewables is a full-service, clean-energy company providing complete turnkey project implementation from engineering, financing, construction and operations. The company is redefining "energy-services" by delivering sustainability solutions for the new low carbon economy. Our company operates in a fast-paced environment with 3 sustainability operating groups, 1. ) Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), 2.) Organic Fertilizer / Clean Water and 3.) Solar building and owning large-scale plants across the United States.

The Corporate Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing legal services to our operating groups on a variety of internal and external legal issues and initiatives including, but not limited to, legal aspects of project development, financings, construction and operations of large renewable energy facilities and fertilizer production facilities, debt and equity financings, M&A, strategic alliances and joint ventures and compliance matters. He/she will oversee and coordinate the review and preparation of all contracts and agreements associated with BioStar’s projects and operations.

Typical Duties:
  • Provide strategic counsel, oversight and judgment with regard to legal issues facing BioStar, and advising BioStar on the legal and regulatory risks of possible business decisions
  • Review, draft and negotiate commercial contracts, including NDA’s, letters of intent, power purchase agreements, EPC agreements, feedstock agreements, manufacturing agreements, operating agreements, real property leases, easements, licenses, procurement and other legal contracts and agreements
  • Work with the accounting and structured finance teams to structure, negotiate and execute e project finance transactions
  • Address routine corporate issues as the legal guardian and steward
  • Oversee legal issues and/or manage outside counsel in matters associated with intellectual property and litigation
  • Perform other legal duties as needed by the executive team

Skill, Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Juris Doctorate degree plus license to practice law in one or more states
  • At least five to ten years of corporate legal experience at a law firm or corporate legal department
  • Experience negotiating commercial transactions, preferably in the renewable energy space
  • Knowledge of project finance transactions
  • Experience with LLC documents and governance
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple competing priorities
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to communicate and explain legal issues
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to spot issues and recommend effective and creative solutions
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)

Job Overview and Requirements:
  • Job Type: Corporate Legal Counsel / Attorney
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Compensation: Base Pay, Benefits
  • Education: Juris Doctorate degree plus license to practice law in one or more states
  • Required Experience: 5-10+ years related experience
  • Benefits: Group Medical, Dental and Vision; Paid Time Off
  • Location: Overland Park, KS
  • Must be willing to have a background check performed

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