Paralegal

| Chicago

About the role:

Our department handles every legal issue faced by Farmer's Fridge-from intellectual property to corporate governance, food safety to employment law. You will report directly to the General Counsel and serve as a legal in-house liaison to all departments, responsible for ensuring the Company's legal operations are efficient and organized during its rapid growth.

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • An experienced paralegal seeking a role in the infrastructure of a rapidly growing company. The trail has been blazed for you but it needs constant maintenance.
  • A problem solver who is comfortable stretching your knowledge to legal areas with which you may be less familiar. You are interested in diving into research projects as assigned by the General Counsel.
  • A strong communicator who is excited to work with all business units across the company. You know the name and face of everyone in the org chart simply because you work with everyone in the org chart.
  • You have a meticulous attention to detail and excellent judgement. You're the type of person who Googled "judgement vs. judgment" to know which was correct.

In a typical week, you will…

  • Manage the entire contract workflow, including preparing NDAs, customer agreements, and consulting agreements based on existing forms, reviewing incoming agreements for key deal terms and clauses, routing contracts for approval and signature, and filing finished contracts.
  • Update and maintain the library of form documents, contract clauses, and templates, as needed.
  • Maintain corporate minute books, including drafting written consents, gathering approvals and signatures, and responding to internal and external requests for corporate records and information.
  • Coordinate with external intellectual property counsel to maintain trademark and patent filings and defend against infringement.
  • Update and maintain the virtual data room used by external investors.
  • Act as project manager on multiple legal initiatives, tasks and projects.
  • Have a willingness to perform legal assistant and administrative tasks as needed, including gathering signatures, managing and organizing all electronic and hard copy files (filing, scanning, saving and copying), creating/updating binders, and a willingness to pitch in as needed and be responsive to new/additional requests in a startup workplace.

Minimum requirements:

  • A meticulous attention to detail and an ability to exercise good judgement on day-to-day decisions.
  • A history of being a collaborative team player and partnering with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to work independently, take ownership of projects, adapt to changing priorities, maintain patience in high pressure situations, and take initiative where appropriate.
  • A desire to work in a fast paced, casual environment.
  • Experience managing highly confidential information and materials with professionalism and unquestionable integrity.
  • An outstanding knowledge of MS Office (including Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Adobe (secure .pdfs; redactions), and DocuSign.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint, Google G-Suite, and Carta a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5+ years' experience working at a major law firm or in-house legal department, emphasis on corporate/transactional or contract management expertise a plus.
  • Paralegal certification a plus.

Benefits:

  • Traditional Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Daily Fridge Credits
  • Monthly cell phone credit
  • Spontaneous company events and community service activities
  • Work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer healthy food at the utmost convenience.

About Farmer's Fridge

At Farmer's Fridge, we're committed to making wholesome, delicious food simply accessible, so people can live a little happier. We aim to remove the roadblocks to eating well on the go. That means sourcing top-notch ingredients, handcrafting meals in our kitchen, packing & delivering fresh to our network of Fridges and ensuring the best possible customer experience. Unpurchased items are regularly donated to local food depositories, providing responsibly sourced nutrition to community members in need. If you're passionate about our mission to change the food system for the better, our team just may be the right fit for you.

View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below.
https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures

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Location

Located in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, we’re at the epicenter of the startup community. Find coffee shops, breweries, and inspiration all around.

An Insider's view of Farmer's Fridge

What are some social events your company does?

Working at a start-up can be a roller coaster, so we do our best to balance work & play. We have regular get-togethers including happy hours, mixers, and impromptu outings to celebrate the wins at the many restaurants & breweries in the area. We also throw a mean party, are 2018 kickball league champions and have yoga classes in the office monthly.

Eden

Revenue & Sustainability Manager, Farmer's Fridge

What does your typical day look like?

Given the fast-paced environment at the Fridge, things change so quickly around here. Each day comes with new projects and priorities - and no two days look the same. From meetings and calls to strategizing with the team, and travel, in the two years I've been here, it's safe to say that each day is different.

Syed Shah

Executive Director of Channel Partnerships

What makes someone successful on your team?

In a space dominated by big food players, we are building something truly innovative, and the response from the community reaffirms that we're on our way to helping people live healthier, happier lives. Challenges are met with optimism and passion instead of deep sighs and frustration, and the team really bands together to achieve shared goals.

Caroline

Director of Operations Systems, Farmer's Fridge

What is your vision for the company?

Farmer's Fridge aims to make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. We are on a mission to improve public health through better access to delicious, nutritious food.

Luke

Founder & CEO, Farmer's Fridge

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I love coming to a place where my coworkers are supportive of my trials as a working Mom. Where time is made for quiet, uninterrupted work with weekly clarity breaks. Where we are fully supported in our projects. I get to bring all of myself to work, the Mom, the food lover, and the runner—and feel like each part is appreciated and celebrated!

Sarah

Customer Development Manager

What are Farmer's Fridge Perks + Benefits

Farmer's Fridge Benefits Overview

Let’s talk perks. Because keeping you healthy and happy is what we’re all about.

We offer:
Traditional Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD

10 paid holidays

Generous PTO policy (Did somebody say vacay?!)

Daily Fridge Credits (Yep—Lunch is on us! Free snacks, too!)

Monthly cell phone credit

Spontaneous company events and community service activities (kickball, yoga, and yes—even the occasional bonsai tree taming tutorial can be expected!)

Opportunity to work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer delicious, nutritious food at the utmost convenience.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Daily Fridge credits!
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

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