• Senior Counsel - Corporate & Securities

    Location US-MO-Chesterfield
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  • Overview

    Aegion Corporation is looking for an experienced Senior Counsel for our Corporate & Securities practice, to be based in Chesterfield, MO.


    The position is responsible for supporting the legal needs of multiple business functions within Aegion Corporation (the “Company”), including corporate governance, entity management, securities compliance, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property portfolio management, Board of Directors meeting organization and other corporate areas. 


    Aegion Corporation and its family of companies shield and protect the world's infrastructure from degradation and corrosion with a variety of technologies. Aegion's businesses comprise sewer, drinking water and energy and mining pipeline rehabilitation and corrosion protection for and strengthening of bridges, tunnels, buildings, waterfront, metal and concrete structures. Our companies provide cost-effective solutions to remediate operational, health, regulatory and environmental problems resulting from aging and defective pipelines and infrastructure. For more information, visit www.aegion.com


    Primary responsibilities are broad, and include the following major areas. This is intended to be a representative listing:

    • Prepares and reviews various legal instruments and documents at the Aegion corporate level, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, etc.
    • Securities Compliance
      • Periodic Filings: 10-K/10-Q, 8-K (earnings release, transcripts), Disclosure, Comment Letters, Section 16, EDGAR
      • Proxy Statement
      • SOX matters
      • Stock Administration: Blackout notices, Share Repurchase Programs, Form SD, Form S-8
      • Nasdaq compliance 
    • Corporate & Board Governance
      • Board meeting preparation: agendas, materials and minutes
      • Participates in updates for Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance Committee, Strategic Planning & Finance Committee
      • Maintains Board calendars, charters, and other Board documents
      • Director Compensation
    • Entity Management
      • Corporate information database
      • Organizational chart and subsidiary lists
      • Entity formations, changes, terminations, reorganizations
      • Annual resolutions, director and officer updates
      • Jurisdictional compliance
      • Tax/Treasury: intercompany agreements, intercompany financing transactions, repatriations
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Manages acquisition, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures
      • Post-close: working capital calculations, purchase price adjustments, earn-outs, etc.
    • Intellectual Property (IP)
      • Annual IP reviews
      • Prepares and reviews license agreements and joint development agreements
      • Oversees legal requirements for IP portfolio, including patents, trademarks, domain names, etc. in conjunction with outside counsel’s management of the IP portfolio.
    • Attends to miscellaneous legal questions and projects on a daily basis (as required). 
    • Other duties as required.



    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree required.
    • Current admission to a state bar association at the time of employment, and admission to the Missouri bar within six (6) months of employment (if not already admitted).
    • 7+ years of corporate and securities legal experience required; construction industry experience helpful.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret an extensive variety of complex legal documents.
    • Experience defining problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to respond to highly sensitive inquiries.
    • Experience making effective and persuasive presentations to senior leaders on complex topics.
    • The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience of independently managing a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment.  This position requires the ability to swiftly and efficiently analyze, turn over and manage projects to conclusion. 

    Physical Demands / Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Physical Demands: In the performance of duties for this position, the employee is: regularly required to sit, talk, and hear; frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and taste or smell; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds (occasionally up to 25 pounds). Vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, peripheral, and color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability for extended concentration.


    Work Environment: In performing the duties for this job, the employee will generally work in an office type environment but will occasionally be required to work in outside weather conditions (occasionally near job sites with moving vehicles and mechanical operations). Will be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate. Travel by automobile and airplane required (an average of 1-3 nights per month).


    We offer a competitive salary with career growth opportunities and a full benefits
    package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription drug coverage, annual bonus potential, 401k matching, tuition assistance, overtime pay, paid time off, and much more.


    Aegion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Aegion is firmly bound. Aegion will not engage in discrimination against, or harassment of, any person employed or seeking employment with Aegion on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.


    VEVRAA compliant – priority referral Protected Veterans requested



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