TrueNorth, an Insurance and Financial Strategies firm, has an immediate opening for a Senior Counsel to support our Legal team in Cedar Rapids, IA. The primary responsibility of the Senior Counsel is to represent TrueNorth Companies on various matters by advising stakeholders within the organization on the legal and financial implications of business-related transactions, drafting legal entity documents, asset and equity transaction documents and other legal documents, and reviewing and advising on varied vendor arrangements and documents.
This position requires strong organizational, collaboration, and time management skills, as well as the ability to handle numerous projects and deliverables simultaneously. The Senior Counsel will report to the General Counsel, work with other in-house attorneys, and will engage directly with individuals in our various business units and operational departments.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyze sophisticated corporate entity structures and relationships in order to make appropriate legal recommendations regarding the same
Learn, understand and advise on current sophisticated legal entity structure
Learn and/or keep current with developments in the field of specialty to ensure compliance
Draft, review, and provide advice regarding a wide range of legal entity documentation for corporations and LLCs
Draft, negotiate, review, and provide advice regarding our internal operating agreements amongst our various business units and producers
Draft, negotiate, review, and provide advice regarding a wide range of business agreements and documents such as: commercial contracts, third-party agreements, vendor contracts, and commercial leases
Draft, review, negotiate, and collaborate with our business teams on all aspects of service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, statements of work, and other Company agreements
Understand and apply basic corporate finance and tax principals to corporate transactions
Draft, review, and advise on corporate policies
Coordinate and assist with development and implementation of efficient business processes around compliance, contracts, claims, litigation, carrier and broker agreements, and corporate documents
Manage projects to ensure timely completion, effective communication, documentation, and implementation
Assist in management and further development of members of the legal staff
Perform other duties, as assigned, appropriate to the position
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
A Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required
Must be a member in good standing of the state bar
5-8 years of general corporate, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and other transactional experience
Strong background in all aspects of corporate transactions and commercial contracts is required
Experience working with insurance companies or independent insurance agencies is ideal
Experience with data protection, privacy, Risk Management, Software Licensing and Intellectual Property, and insurance regulation is a plus
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Self-motivated, organized, and able to manage projects and time independently
Ability to operate in a fast-paced, energetic environment while maintaining a positive, outgoing attitude
Extremely accurate and detail-oriented
Knowledge of corporate entity and transactional matters
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Strong, professional verbal and written communication skills; must have the ability to explain complex technical issues clearly
Collaborative team player
Understand and maintain confidentiality in relationships with the company and its clients, carriers, and producers
We offer a competitive benefit package, wellness incentives and a positive work culture.
TrueNorth is honored to be recognized by Inc 5000's as a Fasted Growing Company!
TrueNorth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
About TrueNorth Companies
TrueNorth was established in the year 2001 with the merger of Davis Jones Lamb Insurance, Insurance Service Corporation, and Verhille & Associates. This merger created the largest financial services firm of its kind based in Eastern Iowa. Today, our dedicated staff consists of nearly 350 people and is organized so each person becomes a specialist in their respective division, including construction and transportation as well as general business and individual solutions. Our services include risk management/property casualty, employee benefits, qualified retirement plans, executive benefits and business continuation, consulting, personal financial planning, investment management and wealth transfer. TrueNorth is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with other Iowa locations in Cedar Falls and Des Moines. Other sales office locations include Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas.