Sr. Corporate Paralegal (PEMA) - NY
- New York, NY
Senior Corporate Paralegal (PEMA) - New York
We are working with a great firm that seeks the best and brightest talent to join our Administrative Staff team. Our employees are the future of the firm so we invest in their training and development. Our environment embraces and encourages positive-minded professionals who seek to be challenged and acquire knowledge and skills in an atmosphere built on teamwork. Highly skilled and knowledgeable Administrative Staff assist our attorneys in successfully meeting and exceeding client needs and are vital to the overall success of the Firm.
The Senior Corporate PEMA Paralegal will work closely with and provide support to the Corporate Department on a variety of transactions; manage high volume and complex corporate transactions; incorporate, amend, qualify and dissolve business entities, assist in training and mentoring less experienced paralegals; assist supervisor and/or coordinator with staffing requests, distribution of workload and development of training programs; review paralegal time entries and ensure compliance with firm protocols.
Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential functions:
- Order certified charter and good standing documents from State offices;
- Assist in due diligence reviews.
- Draft ancillary documents under attorney supervision (e.g., officer's certificates, bylaws, and corporate resolutions), notes, and agent for service of process letters, stock certificates, stock powers and collateral receipt letters.
- Proofread and revise transaction documents (e.g., Asset Purchase Agreement, Stock Purchase Agreement, etc.)
- Disseminate documentation to clients and to outside parties; work efficiently with firm support services, such as, Reprographics, Document Production, outside couriers.
- Prepare documents for execution; notarize and review closing agreements. Coordinate with outside parties so that they provide documents for which they are accountable.
- Create closing checklist and working group list; draft signature pages and assist with preparation of agreements, schedules and exhibits.
- Proof documents and track the status of document preparation. Incorporate client and outside counsel comments in documents.
- Prepare closing files, labels, and folders and assist with the closing.
- Compile executed documents and save onto internal document management system (DeskSite).
- Organize and distribute originally executed agreements to client and outside counsel. Compile and index documents for preparation of closing binder. Assemble and distribute closing binders in a timely fashion.
- Any additional responsibilities required my management.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- 5+ years of experience in a Corporate Transactional practice group;
- Law firm experience;
- Prior experience conducting and reporting on due diligence reviews;
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills and must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment;
- Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently and graciously interact with Attorneys, Partners, Paralegals and all staff members; and
- Strong document management skills and proficiency Word, Adobe and Excel.
- The position also requires the ability to travel (very limited to non-existent) and to work overtime as necessary.
- BA/BS from an accredited 4-year college or university with strong academic record.
Firm offers a competitive compensation package comprised of base pay and discretionary year-end bonus for eligible employees. Benefits include, but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, disability coverage, life insurance, flexible spending plan and a 401K plan. Firm also offers generous paid time off and holidays.
Monday, March 18, 2019