Job Description:
Successful candidates for positions in the An American Bank Holding Company Law Division consistently provide excellent advice and guidance to clients and colleagues on a variety of legal matters. They build trusting relationships that allow the business to make well-informed decisions. Successful candidates for positions in the Law Division also work to attract, retain, and develop great people in an inclusive environment where each person is valued for the distinct skills and attributes they bring to the group. They contribute to the excellence of the Law Division through meaningful collaboration, participation in the community, and investment in the development of the department.

An American Bank Holding Company Law Division is seeking an early- to mid-career attorney with renewable energy experience or an interest in renewable energy. The attorney will work with the Assistant General Counsel - Environmental Finance and support the Environmental Finance business team, which provides project financing, tax equity investments and tax equity syndications for renewable energy projects. The Environmental Finance team is a business line within U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance and the successful candidate will also engage in meaningful collaboration with the broader Law Division including the team that supports U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance.

Location Details
The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there's an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days.

Basic Qualifications:
Licensed by and in good standing with the appropriate state bar association or other appropriate state attorney licensing authority

Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Five years of experience, at least some of which is in renewable energy project finance or tax equity finance experience at a law firm or in-house legal group
  • Experience documenting project finance or tax equity investment transactions for renewable energy projects in the U.S.
  • Experience interpreting and explaining complex contractual provisions to non-lawyers
  • Experience managing project finance or tax equity fundings
  • Experience working on syndicated finance transactions
  • Experience negotiating engagement agreements for transaction advisory services
  • Experience or interest in providing monitoring-period legal advice
  • Experience or interest in maintaining ancillary form agreements and internal processes and procedures
  • Interest in and ability to learn and maintain compliance with bank regulatory requirements applicable to renewable energy transactions
  • With supervision and support, ability to respond to litigation matters of limited complexity that affect the environmental finance business line
  • Ability or potential to implement equitable practices into daily work

Commitment to continuous improvement in systems and processes
  • Demonstrated experience with, or potential to gain current knowledge of, state and federal tax credit laws and regulations and commercial lending laws
  • Commitment to legal ethics and ethical business practices
  • Willingness to respond to written and oral interview questions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to lead tasks with minimal oversight after receiving training
  • Desire to learn and to solve complex and novel problems
  • Capable of distinguishing between important and unimportant details with training
  • Solutions oriented

We are proud that An American Bank Holding Company  has been recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute and has been named the #1 Most Admired Superregional Bank by Fortune magazine.

Successful candidates for a position in the U.S. Bank Law Division support U.S. Bank's core values, which guide what we do every day:
  • We do the right thing.
  • We power potential.
  • We stay a step ahead.
  • We draw strength from diversity.
  • We put people first.

In the U.S. Bank Law Division, we honor those values through our mission: “we guide our clients to remarkable results with expert legal counsel and ethical leadership.” Our commitment is evident in the work we do, not only for the Bank, but for our communities. The Law Division has received several awards for its pro bono contributions, including the Minnesota Corporate Pro Bono Council's “Excellence in Pro Bono Award,” and we encourage our legal professionals to contribute time and expertise to pro bono work as part of their role. In addition, the Law Division has been recognized for its leadership and engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

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