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MetaBank Senior Legal Counsel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

DescriptionThe Senior Counsel position supports all legal and compliance requirements of the Commercial Finance Division of MetaBank. The Commercial Finance Division is engaged primarily in asset-based lending, factoring, equipment leasing, structured finance and other forms of secured lending. The Senior Counsel is responsible for, among other things, independently managing all aspects of the documentation of commercial transactions on behalf of the Commercial Finance Division, from origination through closing, including legal review and contract negotiations, in each case with little or no supervision. The Senior Counsel may manage or supervise other members of the Legal or Documentation teams with the negotiation and documentation of commercial transactions. The Senior Counsel position is part of the MetaBank Legal Department and reports to the Managing Counsel for the MetaBank Commercial Finance division.Principal Responsibilities* Structure, draft, negotiate and oversee a broad range of commercial transactions on behalf of the Company.* Manage commercial transaction process from credit approval through to funding* Draft finance, equipment lease, secured loan and other transaction documents and related contracts* Review non-standard (customer or third party) contracts in connection with management of commercial transactions* Develop templates for various financing contracts to ensure the Company's interests are consistently protected* Perform legal review of license, vendor and other third-party service provider contracts and negotiate contract terms as needed* Oversee and manage select collection and other litigation matters* Manage and supervise designated employees of the Legal and Documentation team in the negotiation, documentation, management, and processing of commercial transactions* Develop guidelines and methodologies to measure and improve both efficiency and productivity within the Senior Counsel's direct reports in the performance of their transactional and other responsibilities* Drive and quantify opportunities for continuous efficiency and productivity improvement within the Commercial Finance Legal Department* Develop and maintain relationships with the Company's customers and business partners* Assist Managing Counsel with general legal matters* Work with managers of other departments on projects to improve and grow the business* Perform other duties as assigned.Experience* Typically, 7+ years of experience practicing law* Experience with commercial transactions, including contract formation and negotiation, in either a law firm or corporate setting required* Experience with commercial loans/secured transactions preferred* Experience with equipment lease transactions preferred* Ability to analyze financing contracts and related documents for content issues and revise contracts as needed.Education/Certification* Juris doctorate degree required from accredited law school* Must be a licensed to practice law in at least one state* Member in good standing of the American Bar AssociationCompetencies* Strong leadership capabilities* Excellent verbal and written communication skills* Ability to work with all levels, both internally and externally* Detail oriented and analytical* Ability to multitask, independently manage workflow and problem solve within company guidelines* Ability to manage work under pressure and meet tight deadlinesMetaBank, N.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/VeteransThe responsibilities listed above are not all inclusive and may be changed at any time.We are a team of problem solvers and innovators who celebrate our differences and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger and well-positioned for success. Our commitment to inclusion is woven into our DNA. We believe that we are strongest when we embrace the voices of our employees, customers, partners, and the communities we serve. Were proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive cons