Want to disrupt one of the largest industries in the world? Fortera is a Materials Technology Company headquartered in Silicon Valley that has created a new low-cost, low CO2 cement that can reduce cement emissions by 60% and global CO2 emissions by 5%. The technology is inspired by nature and directly converts CO2 into a replacement for ordinary cement, turning a problem into a product. With over ten years of testing and 100,000 hours of R&D backing the technology, Fortera is ready to grow the team and begin commercial production of this exciting new product. Be on the ground floor of a carbon-to-value movement that will impact millions for generations to come. We are looking for passionate thinkers, doers, and problem-solvers who share our vision that big challenges are big opportunities for change. Visit www.ForteraUSA.com for more information.


Reporting to the General Counsel and Vice President of Intellectual Property, the Corporate Paralegal will be a critically important and integral member of the legal team.  Our ideal candidate will be extremely detail oriented, confident, professional, and proactive in their approach, able to work collaboratively and capable of working autonomously. 

Our ideal candidate will have prior experience working for a pre-IPO stage company and will provide support on a variety of duties including managing corporate documents, acting as board liaison, corporate transactions, assisting with IP matters, risk management, budget, interface with outside legal counsel, drafting and review of legal documents, coordinating matters of legal compliance for finance, human resources and HSE, and providing support in matters of litigation.


  • Manage corporate documents and responsible for maintaining Fortera corporate records, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, and other documents. Assist with strategy and implantation for corporate structuring and new business entity.
  • Manage domestic and international subsidiary maintenance, including corporate governance matters, governmental filings, licensing requirements, and good standing requirements, and other issues related to Fortera’s legal entities.
  • Assist with board matters including maintaining minute books and corporate records, preparation of board meeting materials, and manage follow-up items and other post-action items. Assist with director and officer information, governance policies, and compliance processes.
  • Assist in corporate transactions, financing rounds project development and project finance such as mergers, acquisitions, and IPO/public offerings, set-up of data room, ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Prepare, draft, and file formation and qualification documents for corporations, limited liability companies, joint ventures, and partnerships.
  • Assist with IP matters including patent submissions, tracking payment and registrations of foreign patents, trademark work in US and foreign countries, cataloguing of trade secret matters. Coordinate internal IP committee and post-action items.
  • Assist in identifying and managing risks associated with corporate obligations, including financial risks, legal risks, and reputational risks.
  • Assist with preparation and management of the legal budget and billing matters with outside counsel/firms.
  • Review legal documents prepared by attorneys, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and guidelines.
  • Assist in drafting legal documents such as contracts, agreements, and other legal forms. Maintains standard forms library for company.
  • Coordinate with other departments, such as finance, human resources, HSE, to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist the GC in litigation preparation, including litigation hold memorandums, document review, case management, and trial preparation.
  • Other legal team support work, as directed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and certification from an accredited Paralegal program
  • 10+ years of relevant legal experience as a Paralegal working for pre-IPO stage companies.
  • Experience working with a legal team through a public transaction.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, DocuSign
  • Experience utilizing intellectual property management software.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills and willingness to take ownership of special projects and drive them to successful completion.
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to produce reliably error-free work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a legal team.


The compensation package for this role includes a competitive base salary commensurate with experience of $125,000 - $150,000 well as an annual bonus and pre-IPO incentive stock options.  


We know that happy employees are productive employees, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 100% company-funded Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability coverages for employees
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Tax deferred & Roth 401k
  • Paid vacation days (increased with tenure), 12 paid holidays, and unlimited PTO for exempt employees.

Fortera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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