Counsel, Transactions

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Counsel, Transactions. This position will be responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to Spire and its subsidiaries in transactional matters, specifically, Spire’s sales, corporate communications, human resources, facilities, and real estate (right of way) organizations. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as lead internal counsel to Spire’s Accounting, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, and Right of Way organizations.
  • Provide corporate contracting support to Spire’s Gas Storage business.
  • Counsel corporate decision-makers regarding business and legal issues – identifying and working to mitigate risks and exercising sound judgment to assist the business in its stated objectives.
  • Negotiate, review and prepare a wide variety of agreements, including services agreements, supply agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, and various other commercial agreements.
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None at this time; however, the applicant must possess the leadership and management skills necessary to assume supervisory responsibilities in the future.

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Juris Doctorate
  • 3 to 7 years of experience practicing law at a large private law firm or in-house or both.
  • License (or ability to readily obtain license) to practice law in Missouri, full admission or limited admission as an in-house counsel.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Substantial experience in commercial contracting, experience in real estate preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard and nonstandard contract terms and conditions.
  • Experience in regulated energy businesses ideal, but not required.
  • Ability to spot issues, recognize and allocate risks and effectively negotiate and prepare contracts and other agreements.
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and coherently in a manner that can be understood by business partners with varying levels of legal sophistication
  • Ability to quickly assimilate facts and circumstances and determine how to best respond
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and across departments in a collaborative and cooperative manner

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Typically, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • An additional 10 to 15 hours per week may be required to complete projects
  • Occasional travel
  • The work is performed in a sometimes moderately noisy business office.


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: St Louis

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