Corporate Lawyer

Number of employees

70

, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-28

Category: carbon

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Loam works with 4.5 billion years of evolution to solve the climate crisis. Microbes have changed the composition of our atmosphere through earth’s history. At Loam, we are ensuring these organisms can do it again. Through a better understanding of how microbes influence the carbon cycle, we can create new planetary-scale opportunities for carbon sequestration and improve agricultural productivity.

About Loam:

At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. As a team of scientists, farmers, and entrepreneurs, we are on a mission to revolutionize agriculture and address climate change. Through our cutting-edge microbial technology, we are enhancing soil health, boosting crop yields, and sequestering carbon to create a sustainable future for farming. We are committed to empowering farmers and promoting regenerative practices that benefit both the environment and their bottom line.

As a fast-growing agricultural startup, Loam offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment where innovation and passion thrive. We embrace diversity and believe that our collective expertise and shared commitment can make a significant impact on the global agricultural landscape.

Join us on this exciting journey as we transform agriculture and build a sustainable future together.

About the Role:

As Loam’s Corporate Lawyer, you will play a crucial role in navigating the legal and regulatory landscapes of the Carbon Markets and Agriculture sectors, supporting our growth and innovation. You will influence the legal strategy of a leading organization in global environmental solutions, within a rapidly expanding, global startup environment. 

This role offers a unique blend of strategic legal expertise and a passion for climate innovation and sustainability, placing you at the forefront of our North American operations. Your primary mission will be to provide proactive, strategic legal guidance that not only aligns with our global objectives but also propels us toward our vision of positive climate impact and driving sustainable agricultural practices. 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the key legal voice for Loam Bio, offering timely, proactive advice that champions our mission and operational ambitions.
  • Draft, negotiate, and execute a wide range of complex agreements, including but not limited to partnerships, research collaborations, licensing, and distribution deals, with a keen focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in the Carbon Markets and Agriculture sectors.
  • Act as a strategic legal partner to Loam’s leadership team, offering timely and proactive legal advice that supports Loam Bio’s climate mission and strategic goals.
  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting our industry, advising the leadership team on potential impacts and strategies for compliance and innovation.
  • Build a culture of compliance, innovation, and transparency, emphasizing risk identification and mitigation, considering the complexities of our sector within a rapidly scaling start-up environment.
  • Oversee corporate governance, ensuring meticulous compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Cultivate strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, driving a collaborative culture that aligns with Loam Bio’s values and objectives.
  • Offer comprehensive legal support across employment matters, corporate transactions, intellectual property, and litigation strategies.
  • Foster strong, collaborative relationships across Loam Bio, driving a culture that resonates with our core values and objectives.

Important: This is a remote position that can be based anywhere in the United States.

Requirements

  • You hold a Juris Doctor and a State Bar admission with a preference for Minnesota
  • You bring 5-8 years generalist experience in working across a diverse range of legal matters, including corporate governance, complex commercial contracts and regulatory compliance.
  • You have experience working in start up environments, in an in-house capacity 
  • You have excellent communication, negotiation and drafting skills
  • You're adaptable, ready to navigate different areas of the law and new legal jurisdictions as we expand globally.
  • You have the ability to provide clear, practical legal advice and to act as a business partner across all levels of Loam Bio
  • You're proactive, not just reactive, with a knack for anticipating and addressing potential legal challenges.
  • Your soft skills are top-notch, capable of handling sensitive situations with grace and fostering strong internal relationships.

Benefits

Why you should join us:

We're tackling some of the most challenging issues of our time, and we're doing it with a team that's passionate about making a difference. If you're looking for a role where you can use your skills to contribute to a mission that matters, we'd love to hear from you.

Loam Bio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary package
  • Rich benefit plan design consisting of low employee premiums for health, with the employer covering 100% of the premium for the employee (only) Dental and Vision, short and long term disability and Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care. 
  • Generous Paid Time Off; including your Birthday + 13 paid company holidays
  • 100% employer 401k match, up to 6%, fully vested on day one

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