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Company logoPosted May 25
Full Time
HybridDeerfield, Illinois

Company Description

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we believe that our innovation and success are fueled by the passion of our people and the strength of our teams. Together, we work to fulfill dreams of home by aligning around common goals, being agile in the face of change, holding ourselves accountable, and acting with integrity and transparency. We succeed when everyone belongs and strive to build a Home for All where all associates can be their true, authentic selves at work. 

Fortune Brands Innovation (FBIN) is built on industry-leading brands and innovation within our operating segments: water, outdoors and security. We have an impressive track record of strong financial results, market outperformance and growth, which translates into career and professional growth opportunities for associates. Please visit our website at fbin.com to learn more.

 

Job Description

This position provides paralegal support primarily to the Senior Director, Corporate Governance and Assistant Secretary, the Associate General Counsel – Corporate and M&A, with a main focus on domestic and international subsidiary corporate maintenance. The Corporate Paralegal role requires considerable organization skills, initiative, independent judgment, resourcefulness, forward-thinking, the ability to manage multiple priorities and high paced environment. This position prepares and handles sensitive and confidential information with maximum discretion.  

Position Location: This is a HYBRID role based out of our DEERFIELD, IL Fortune Brands office. Our Hybrid work schedule provides associates the flexibility to work remote Monday and Friday while being in office Tuesday - Thursday.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Corporate Governance

  • Managing subsidiary annual meeting process for US and international based affiliates, including drafting of board and shareholder resolutions to elect directors and officers, approve annual accounts, coordinating signatures and filing.

  • Organizing, maintaining corporate minute books, records and files and maintaining Company’s subsidiary management database.

  • Maintaining tracking systems and records to monitor filing requirements, disclosure requirements and processing of director compensation.

  • Prepare certified resolutions and documents, incumbency certificates and respond to KYC requests for internal and external partners.

  • Drafting and filing of corporate formations, qualifications, withdrawals and consolidations, annual reports, apostilles and legalizations. Draft governing documents including bylaws, limited liability company agreements and partnership agreements.

  • Drafting other corporate resolutions and actions relating to corporate restructurings, purchases and sales of property or assets, mergers, capitalizations, contributions, etc.

  • Assisting the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary with preparation of quarterly board meeting materials and board postings, as well as preparation of director and officer questionnaires through Diligent.

  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with corporate office and business unit partners with which our team interfaces to obtain and/or provide information; interact with senior executives

 

Securities

  • Assist with research, proofreading and/or filing of Forms 3,4 and 5, 8-Ks, 10-Qs, 10Ks; and other SEC filings

 

M&A

  • Provide support on M&A, real estate, debt and financing or other corporate transactions closings. 

  • Conduct judgement and lien searches on potential transaction targets.

  • Assist with due diligence matters, by organizing requests and documents.

 

General

  • Liaise with outside counsel, as needed.

  • Assist with a variety of other requests to support the legal department as may arise from time to time, including legal research, contract review and compliance-related initiatives.

  • Draft internal memos, executive summaries and other correspondence. Prepare spreadsheets, organizational charts, timelines, presentations, project management tracking.

  • File, copy and scan documents. Prepare packages for overnight delivery.

 

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of previous experience in a law firm or corporate legal department. 

  • Highly organized, with the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, team environment

  • Acts ethically and has a strong work ethic, good judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Experience drafting and filing of corporate formations, qualifications, withdrawals and consolidations, annual reports, apostilles and legalizations.

  • Experience drafting governing documents including bylaws, limited liability company agreements and partnership agreements.

  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong proofreading skills

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and experience with Outlook; familiarity with Diligent Boardbooks and Corporation Service Center records management

  • Graduation from an American Bar Association certified paralegal school is a nice-to-have 

 

Additional Information

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we support the overall health and wellness of our associates by offering comprehensive, competitive benefits that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing and provide flexibility for our teammates’ unique needs. This includes robust health plans, a market-leading 401(k) program with a company contribution, product discounts, flexible time off benefits (including half-day summer Fridays per policy), inclusive fertility / adoption benefits, and more. We offer numerous ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) to support inclusivity and our associates’ feeling of belonging at work.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

FBIN is an equal opportunity employer. FBIN evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability/handicap status, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

FBIN is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please contact us at FBIN.Recruiting@fbhs.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.