Associate General Counsel- Corporate
Company: Tennant Company
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: April 6, 2021
With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company is a globally
recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. For the past
150 years, we have been passionate about developing and
manufacturing innovative and sustainable solutions for our
customers. At Tennant Company, we are committed to stewardship and
creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world. With manufacturing,
operations and sales, service, and support functions across the
globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never
expected. The Associate General Counsel, Corporate plays a critical
role in our Legal organization responsible for providing legal
advice, support and oversight on all corporate legal matters,
including mergers & acquisitions, financing and tax transactions,
joint ventures, strategic joint development and license agreements,
public company corporate governance and policies, Board support,
global subsidiary management, and SEC and NYSE compliance matters.
This role will advise top management and the Board and provide
assistance to the General Counsel on these matters as needed. In
addition, this role is responsible for leading a team of
professionals supporting the broader global corporate enterprise
functions including functions such as IT, sourcing and R&D.
This role reports directly to the SVP, General Counsel and
- Manage corporate governance and Board of Director matters,
including planning, preparing for and, as needed, participating in
Board and Committee Meetings.
- Review and advise on the Company's public disclosures,
including Securities and Exchange Commission Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K
and Section 16 reports; leading the team responsible for the
Company's annual Proxy Statement; and advising generally on SEC and
NYSE compliance and governance.
- Provide legal counsel for capital markets transactions,
including securities and debt offerings and other complex
- Lead legal support for mergers and acquisitions, joint
ventures, and other growth-oriented and strategic
- Provide legal advice and support with respect to subsidiary
structure and legal entity management and related tax
- Serves as the Legal Department's primary contact providing
legal advice to the Corporate enterprise functions and leads and
manages the legal professionals directly providing such services.
Coach, develop and mentor teams driving a strong internal talent
bench and high performance culture.
- Collaborate with internal clients at all levels to effectively
minimize legal risk to the business while supporting and assisting
in the achievement of the company's business and strategic
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the company's business
and business practices; engage in a participative and proactive
style of legal practice in order to best serve internal
- Develop, implement, and execute policies, procedures, guidance,
training materials and other interpretations of laws and
regulations to ensure compliance.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
- Juris Doctorate required
- Licensed to practice law in Minnesota.
- Minimum Experience: 10-15 years' experience as an attorney,
experience in both an external law firm and in-house corporate role
for a public company desired.
- M&A, Securities & corporate governance experience is
- Prior experience leading legal professionals.
- Demonstrated ability to clearly and succinctly deliver legal
advice both orally and in writing to business partners.
- Preferred candidate will have international experience,
experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex commercial
agreements (sourcing and IT) and a firm understanding of
intellectual property matters. Begin your journey with us. Let's
reinvent how the world cleans.-- Equal Opportunity Employer Tennant
Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are
made on the basis of individual skill, ability, reliability,
productivity, and other factors important to performance. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex,
national origin, physical or mental disability, age, veteran
status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender
identity, or any other basis protected by state or federal law or
Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis
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