Staff Attorney at AppHarvest (Lexington, KY)

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About the Role: 

As a Corporate Staff Attorney at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture. You will collaboratively work to assist with complex legal reviews, business activities, transactions, projects, and contract negotiations. You have a well-rounded background and are enthusiastic about joining a growing organization.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Reviewing, evaluating, negotiating, and drafting contacts involving but not limited to licenses, purchases, professional services, software, etc.
  • Review, negotiate and ensure contracts comply with all regulations, and financial viability
  • In conjunction with General Counsel, responds and provides guidance to business partners in addressing sensitive legal matters
  • Trusted to coordinate and consults with outside counsel as necessary
  • Experience with real property due diligence, organizational document review, as well as documenting and closing loans and property acquisitions
  • Assist with other legal and organizational projects as needed

What We’re Looking For:                     

  • Must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky (additional state bar admissions a bonus)
  • 2+ years in a corporate in-house counsel role (experience with rapidly scaling public company desired)
  • Prior exposure to labor and employment law is a plus
  • You’re energized by building collaborative interpersonal relationships and enjoy a high-change environment where no two days are the same 
  • A great communicator – excellent written and verbal skills including drafting complex legal contracts and documents
  • Resourceful self-starter with an exceptional work ethic to achieve goals with minimal oversight  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities, and activities at any time with or without notice.  


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