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Who is AgFirst? AgFirst is a wholesale funding bank serving a large east coast Federated Lending Cooperative and maintains strategic Lending relationships nationwide. As a $32 Billion Bank, we are the largest financial institution headquartered in South Carolina.
AgFirst is a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. The Farm Credit System provides loans, leases, and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives and has more than $330 billion in assets and over 12,000 employees.
What is the role? The Corporate Attorney will provide complex legal advice and support including researching, drafting, and reviewing legal documents and opinions and providing guidance in connection with compliance issues and regulatory matters. The Attorney will also provide diligent support in connection with participation/syndication loans and provide legal support to other bank functions as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide legal support for document preparation, review and finalization for AgFirst’s capital markets and lending departments regarding syndication and participation loans and sub-participation with district associations and other system institutions
Review and provide feedback for loan and security documentation
Examine and extend feedback for master or other participation agreements requiring bank prior approval
Assist with legal analysis and determinations regarding eligibility and similar entity issues.
Supply legal support to CCO, CFO, Controller and Treasury and Credit Department in relation to regulatory compliance issues including policies/procedures
General corporate legal and regulatory matters as assigned
Licensed attorney with Juris Doctor and Bachelor’s Degree
5-7 years’ experience in capital markets (participation/ syndication loans), commercial lending law, multi-lender transactions, real property law, special assets, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other banking transactions
Member of SC Bar
Gathers and analyzes information skillfully
Writes clearly and informatively and is proficient in word processing, online research and electronic communications
Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
Able to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Prioritizes and plans work activities and manages competing demands
Ability to travel as required
About AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides funding and financial services to 19 Agricultural Credit Associations (ACAs) in 15 eastern states and Puerto Rico. These associations, operating as Farm Credit and Ag Credit associations, provide real estate and production financing to more than 80,000 farmers, agribusinesses, and rural homeowners. AgFirst reported assets of more than $27 billion as of March 31, 2014.AgFirst also operates a growing Capital Markets unit that arranges and participates in loans for agribusinesses across the nation, and a Correspondent Lending Market department that buys, sells and services rural home and agricultural loans.