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BRANDT® Hires Corporate Counsel

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (January 25, 2016) – BRANDT has hired Emily Cour as Corporate Counsel, reporting to Lee Allen, EVP & Corporate General Counsel.

“Emily is a terrific addition to the BRANDT team,” said Allen. “As our business becomes increasingly global, our transactions are increasingly complex. Emily brings terrific attention to detail and a solid understanding of corporate law.”

Cour joins BRANDT from Springfield-based Sorling Northrup. Since joining Sorling Northrup in 2005, Cour built her practice in estate and gift planning, business succession planning, business acquisitions and sales and real estate transactions.

“I’m excited to get started at BRANDT,” said Cour. “BRANDT is a company that’s growing aggressively and making its own future. That’s the kind of company I want to be a part of.”

Cour is admitted to the Illinois, US District Court and Central District of Illinois bars. She was elected to the 2007 Springfield Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list of central Illinois business leaders and currently serves on the board of directors of the Pregnancy Care Center of Springfield and the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee.

Cour graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Administration and received her J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law. While in law school, she served as an Editor on the Saint Louis University Law Journal and interned with Judge Lawrence G. Crahan of the Missouri Court of appeals.


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.