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Business Development Contracts and Government Affairs Attorney

Company: Intrepid Potash
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Intrepid seeks an attorney to support our business development efforts as the company continues to grow and diversify. This attorney will primarily be responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating legal documents for complex acquisition and other business development transactions. The ideal candidate will also have experience managing government relations, in particular relating to use of water rights and oil-and-gas development in New Mexico.



Essential Job Functions

Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of legal documents for complex acquisitions and other business transactions, including purchase and sale agreements, letters of intent, term sheets, confidentiality agreements, exchange agreements, area of mutual interest agreements, partnership agreements, participation agreements, joint operating agreements, land and water lease agreements, and various other land-related agreements, such as assignments, easements, and access agreements.
Participate in the deal process from start to finish to ensure that Intrepid's best interests are represented.
Develop relationships with key stakeholders and provide advice and counsel regarding appropriate legal actions, including actions relating to water, land, regulatory, risk management, dispute resolution, and contract management.
Provide legal support and advice to management regarding transactional and operational risks associated with Intrepid's assets.
Oversee legal due diligence relating to business development activities.
Manage functions relating to government relations, particularly in New Mexico, including overseeing outside lobbyists.
Manage outside legal counsel, as required, in the most cost-effective manner.
Remain current on constant changes within the legal and regulatory environment and communicate regarding potential corporate impact.

Minimum Qualifications

JD degree with a strong academic record.
Licensed to practice law in New Mexico or Colorado.
6+ years of experience at a law firm or in-house legal department.
Strong transactional background, including experience with water rights and companies working in the oil and gas industry.
Government relations experience preferred, particularly in New Mexico.
Ability to independently research and analyze issues and provide clear guidance to internal stakeholders regarding potential legal risk.
Ability to think strategically and to appreciate the business impacts of different legal courses of action.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills; must be able to interact with, and inspire confidence in, individuals at all levels of the organization.
Must be able to travel as necessary to support business development and other related meetings.

Location

Position is located in Denver, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; or Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Keywords: Intrepid Potash, Santa Fe , Business Development Contracts and Government Affairs Attorney, Legal , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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