POET, LLC(“POET” or “the Company”) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Counsel.
Company: POET is a privately held biofuels company that combines humble family farm beginnings with the spirit of ingenuity.Bringing in $11 billion in revenue, POET operates 34 bioprocessing facilities across eight states, producing 3 billion gallons of bioethanol annually. With a suite of bioproducts that includes high-quality animal feed, corn oil, green asphalt rejuvenator, purified alcohol, and renewable CO2, POET fosters an unceasing commitment to innovation and develops powerful, practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Overview: Reporting directly to Peter Castelli, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, the Senior Counsel will bridge legal and commercial issues to facilitate optimal business solutions for POET. This critical position will have an emphasis on energy transition transactions while providing support across mergers and acquisitions, financings, securities matters, joint ventures, joint development projects, and other general business and commercial transactions.
Experience: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8+ years of legal practice in a law firm or a combination of law firm and in-house experience. The right candidate will demonstrate a detailed understanding of the current and developing policy environment, tax credit considerations, and compliance. To have success in this role, deep knowledge of the energy transition legal environment is strongly preferred.
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