Corporate Counsel

  • Bowery Farming
  • New York, NY
  • May 04, 2021

Job Description

Bowery Farming, the Modern Farming Company, was founded in 2015 with the belief that technology and human ingenuity can grow better food for a better future. Propelled by its proprietary software system, the BoweryOS, Bowery builds smart indoor vertical farms that deliver a wide variety of Protected Produce — in little time, near cities they serve, for a truly local approach. Bowery’s farms are growing the next generation of vibrant and flavorful produce. They’re 100 times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture, and grow traceable pesticide-free produce – the purest, best expression of what produce is meant to be – with a fraction of the water and land. About The Role:We are seeking an Attorney to join our growing legal team. You’ll join Bowery Farming at a critical point in our growth trajectory. You will be the third member of Bowery’s legal team and will make a significant impact at a rapidly growing startup growing food for a better future. You will interface with members of the company’s executive and business teams to manage, negotiate and execute on a broad range of corporate and commercial initiatives and the organization’s day-to-day operational needs and strategic priorities.This position reports directly to the General Counsel and is based at Bowery’s corporate headquarters in NYC.

What You'll Do:

  • Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial and strategic agreements, including business development, real estate, vendor, supplier, procurement, master services, license, technology, confidentiality and other operational and commercial agreements
  • Assist General Counsel with corporate governance and corporate secretarial matters and the execution of strategic transactions, including equity and debt financings
  • Lead or assist the Legal team’s efforts in the preparation, implementation and refinement of forms, processes and procedures
  • Provide advice and counsel to business team leaders on all legal matters affecting the candidate’s areas of coverage, in consultation with the Legal Team and outside counsel, as necessary
  • Build close relationships with personnel at supported business operations and obtain and maintain a strong knowledge of the products and objectives of those operations while helping the company scale
  • Manage outside counsel
  • Conduct periodic employee training on relevant matters
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge on legal developments relevant to Bowery’s business
  • Improve the Legal Team and support your Legal Team members

Who You Are:

  • Experience from a leading law firm
  • Admitted, active and in good standing with the New York State bar
  • In-house experience at a technology or consumer goods company preferred
  • Strong general commercial contract drafting and negotiation skills
  • Strong understanding of the interplay between legal and business risk
  • Have excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • A multitasker with excellent analytical and legal skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and flexible
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Passionate about technology and energized by the challenges of serving a dynamic, hyper-growth company
  • Ability to understand business needs and partner with the business to create solutions
  • Highly analytical and have exceptional business and legal issue identification and problem-solving skills
  • Strong and astute negotiator with impeccable judgment
  • Ability to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive, “can do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the legal team and with internal clients
  • Have a strong desire to learn the business and new areas of law

Who We Are:

  • Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential
  • We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core
  • We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators
  • We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
  • We are excited to hear from you!

The largest vertical farming company in the U.S., Bowery’s produce is available in almost 800 grocery stores and via e-commerce platforms serving the Tri-state and Mid-Atlantic region, including Amazon Fresh, Albertsons, Giant Food, Hungryroot, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers. Based in New York City, Bowery has raised more than $172.5 million from leading investors, including Temasek and GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, and Dara Khosrowshahi, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andres, and David Barber of Blue Hill.

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

101-250

Sectors

Food & Agriculture

Drawdown solutions

Plant-Rich Diets