Corporate Paralegal

4Front VenturesPhoenix, ArizonaFull TimeOn Site


4Front is a fast-moving national cannabis grower, distributor, and retailer. As advocates and pioneers who have helped set the tone for the industry, we’re building a responsible, values-based and people-focused company that informs regulation through practice, ensures access to cannabis through service, and provides value through job creation and community engagement.

4Front currently owns, operates or manages cultivation and production facilities and retail facilities across 5 states with headquarters in Arizona. We operate one of the largest cannabis-product manufacturing facilities in the world, producing top-selling national brands. On the retail side, 4Front believes it has invested heavily in building a scalable and customer-centric retail model, including best-in-class training and support.
From plant genetics to the cannabis retail experience, 4Front’s team applies expertise across the entire cannabis value chain. As we grow, we will always look for ways to use our platform to replace prohibition with opportunity. We see that as a noble calling. It’s worth working hard to accomplish it.

The Corporate Paralegal will be responsible for gathering, preparing, and summarizing relevant materials for use by the Executive Team, Board of Directors, and legal counsel to include maintaining case files of new and existing legal documents, perform legal research, track documents, and assist with the completion of contracts, proofreading of various legal documents and assist with Board of Directors materials.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an organized file directory for the company and all subsidiaries
  • General oversight and maintenance of company file directory
  • Maintain corporate calendar and committee calendar for Board of Directors (BOD)
  • Provide Board of Directors admin support, including maintaining BOD minutes, papering resolutions, and organizing meetings per the request of management or the BOD
  • Administrative support in relation to corporate governance programs, including managing CSE and Stock Exchange compliance
  • Support overarching corporate governance processes, including record keeping, preparation and organization of Board materials and meeting minutes, maintaining entity organizational charts, officer and director rosters, subsidiary documentation, facilitate and lead the annual director and officer questionnaire process, etc.
  • Create and edit various legal and administrative documents, including meeting minutes and materials, resolutions, governance documentation, certifications, consents, reports, etc.
  • Partner cross-functionally with the Finance, Corporate Controller and Investor Relations on equity administration, SEC filings, including proxy statements, periodic reports, SEDI filings, Section 16 filings, 10-K, 10-Q, 8K, etc.
  • Maintain public filings on both SEDAR and EDGAR, including SEDI profiles, Monthly Progress Reports, etc.
  • Create, maintain, and monitor new and existing entities to ensure entities are always registered and in good standing, to include foreign qualifications and DBAs, annual report filings
  • Support fundraising and M&A transaction teams, including coordinating internal legal communication, due diligence process support, and execution of definitive documents. Will include drafting and reviewing non-disclosure agreements, conducting due diligence, integration activities, etc.
  • Ensure deadlines are met for document creation or signature collection
  • Complete special projects and other assignments as requested

Qualifications:

  • Associates / Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of commercial legal experience
  • Corporate governance paralegal experience within a publicly traded company
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, finance, and / or securities transactions
  • Proven strength with verbal and written communications for legal correspondence including drafting resolutions, consents, minutes, charters, certificates, bylaws, etc.
  • Ability to effectively utilize entity management systems (e.g., CTAdvantage, HCue, etc.)
  • Proven strength with maintaining confidentiality and exercising appropriate discretion, while providing superior internal and external client service
  • Proficient in establishing project timelines and meeting expectations for project completion
  • Strong Interpersonal, Analytical, and Prioritization Skills with ability to work cross-functionally with stakeholders and teams, providing excellent support as needed
  • Experience with electronic signature software (DocuSign)

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NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Working Conditions:

  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy, continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work at a computer for several hours

Compensation dependent on experience.

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Working At 4Front*
We are building a hard-working, diverse team that is excited to be a part of the evolving cannabis industry. Our team values a friendly, vibrant, and enthusiastic workplace.

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Industry’s highest employee product discount
  • Health, vision, dental benefits company paid at 80%
  • Life Insurance
  • PTO accrual
  • Parental/Maternity leave

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About Our Process*
We want anyone interested in exploring opportunities at 4Front Ventures to feel prepared and confident. To help you put your best foot forward, if selected for an interview, we suggest that you do your research: know some background about our company, mission, and the business area in which you are applying to.

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4Front Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer*
4Front Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer, not only because it’s right but because it makes us better. In fact, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veterans’ status, or any other basis protected and applicable legally protected characteristic and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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