Leslie A. Thielen
Frazee, MN 56544 ∙ 21*-***-**** ∙ Lthielen@________.com
Vice President – Human Resources
Otter Tail Power Company
215 South Cascade Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537 March 16, 2017
Re: Senior Attorney open position – Requisition Number 17-0065
Dear Mr. Knutson:
Please accept this submission as my application for the Senior Attorney position – Requisition Number 17-0065.
In the nine years since graduating from law school, I have tried many things in an attempt to broaden my knowledge while also narrowing down my strengths and where I feel I can be of most service to the public. In developing my business-centered practice, I have cultivated and maintained a fascination with the wide-spectrum of issues that face businesses. And while I enjoy my current position, my long-term goal has always been to obtain a position in-house with a respectable and solid company. Growing up in Detroit Lakes, I am well aware of the long-standing reputation of Otter Tail Power Company and this solidifies why I felt compelled to respond to job posting.
I am confident that my skill set- including drafting, review and interpretation of contracts of all shapes and sizes in industries including software, employment, commercial real estate, construction, to name a few- will be valuable to the work Otter Tail Power does in relation to the FERC. More specifically, one of my current clients is a sophisticated commercial real estate investor and it is my responsibility to organize, manage and see to completion upwards of 6 multi-million dollar transactions at any given time. I am self-reliant and a self-starter, as evidence by my being tasked with heading the trademark practice in my current firm and doing so with little-to-no initial knowledge of trademark practice. Our firm now regularly files and defends trademark applications on behalf of numerous clients.
In closing, I will briefly summarize what I bring to the table. I am an honest, hard-working, reliable person, who also happens to be an attorney. Above all, I am capable. I am capable of doing whatever is asked of me, whether it is something I have experience with or something that I need to educate myself on, it will get done. I am a natural and eager learner, something that I feel is critical to the field of law, as it is rarely static. And all of this is done with a (decent) sense of humor.
I appreciate your taking the time to read this introduction. I am happy to provide any other information you may wish to review and I would welcome the opportunity to meet, if you are so inclined.
Very truly yours,
Leslie A. Thielen
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