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Legal Assistant

Forward Financing
Posted Nov 19
Full Time
Boston, Massachusetts

Headquartered in Boston, Forward Financing has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston and is certified as a Great Place to Work.® At Forward, we believe every business deserves financial opportunity. That’s why we provide fast, flexible capital to small businesses that have often been underserved by traditional financing options. Our mission is to build a world-class fintech company so our customers and people can reach their full potential. We’re investing in our employees, technology, and customer experience – with long-term success in mind every step of the way.

We are seeking an ambitious, resourceful and detail-oriented professional to assist our Legal Department with a variety of tasks. As a Legal Assistant, you will contribute to the Legal Department’s efforts to recover on defaulted contracts. You will report to our in-house counsel, and work collaboratively with our team of other Legal Assistants. This role offers long term hybrid flexibility.

In this role you will:

  • Administer your own arbitration caseload under the supervision of our in-house counsel. Includes drafting of legal documents, filing of demands, maintaining up-to-date reporting for attorneys, keeping track of all the details and deadlines on your caseload, and providing high-quality work product that requires little to no editing before filing.
  • Prepare for and attend arbitration telephonic hearings.
  • Draft complaints, affidavits, documents, and emails for paralegals and attorneys.
  • Review and arrange payments for invoices.
  • Maintain legal databases.
  • Handle all incoming and outgoing mail for the department.
  • Various other administrative duties as needed.

Requirements: (Even if you don’t check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply.)

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Working knowledge of Word
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Excel (Preferred)
  • Experience in a law firm litigation context is a plus.

Forward Financing Core Values:

  • Drive the Mission - We believe in financial opportunity for underserved small businesses. We say “yes” when others say “no.”
  • Keep It Real - We value direct communication, candid feedback, and authenticity. We are an open book.
  • Act With Kindness - We create an environment where caring is cool and helping is the norm. We do the right thing.
  • Shoot for Extraordinary - We are inspired by innovative thinking and continuous improvement. We never settle for yesterday’s best.

About Us: Forward Financing is a fintech company headquartered in Boston that provides fast, flexible, and reliable capital to small businesses nationwide. Since 2012, Forward has provided over $2.3 billion in financing to more than 52,000 small businesses. Forward has been consistently named by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston (and more!) as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts.

Forward actively promotes a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do. We encourage a workplace where trust and respect are paramount and all employees feel valued, heard, and accepted. By accepting diversity of thought, background, and identity, we will continue to become a stronger team and a better organization.

Our diverse and driven group of 440 people, with more than 200 based in the U.S., and 240 internationally, is a 100% employee-owned company. Our employees come to work (or log on virtually!) knowing they are helping thousands of small businesses while advancing their own careers. If this sounds exciting to you, learn more about our leadership team and our open opportunities.

Perks & Benefits: At Forward, our team members are at the heart of our company, and we are committed to taking care of them as people, not just employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, and commuter benefits, a flexible time-off policy, 401k match, wellness reimbursement, paid volunteering days, annual professional development budget, and charitable donation match.

At Forward, employee choice means each individual gets to decide where they work. Almost all team members have the choice of where to live and where to work. As a business, we are focused on impact; we are more concerned with your contributions to the success of the company than where you get your work done. If face-to-face time is desired, people managers are empowered to find a cadence that works for their team.

When we aren’t collaborating to drive business and support our customers, we’re finding virtual and in-person ways to get to know our colleagues, celebrate team wins, and have fun together!

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