A corporate paralegal is someone who works on corporate law matters under the supervision of licensed attorneys in a law-related setting. Corporate paralegals do not practice law, as they are not licensed attorneys, but they help in many aspects of corporate transactions, such as filing Certificates of Incorporation, helping maintain corporate record books and helping prepare the paperwork needed for one company to acquire another company. A corporate paralegal is also sometimes called a corporate legal assistant. Corporate lawyers are typically very busy professionals and they rely on corporate paralegals to assist them as much as possible in helping get the work done within the bounds of legal and ethical rules.
Here are a few sample corporate paralegal job descriptions:
The candidate will be responsible for public reporting and regulatory compliance Fund and entity formation and management. Will be managing information with respect to the firm's portfolio investments. Assisting in timely SEC filings such as: 13Ds and 13Gs, Forms 3 and 4. Gathering and maintaining information for U.S. Hart-Scott Rodino and foreign anti-trust analysis. Must have a Bachelor’s degree. Must have 5+ years of large law firm experience and some financial services exposure.
Senior Corporate Paralegal
The candidate will join the specialty group and handle high level transactional work. Prepare closing sets, proofread, research, handle pre and post closing work and signature pages. A Bachelor’s degree and large law firm experience are required.
Seeking a Corporate Paralegal with 2+ years of general corporate governance/housekeeping experience.
The candidate will facilitate completion of commercial contracts (by, for example, filling in basic information to contract form, proofreading and collecting business information for schedules/appendices). Will ensure appropriate contract authorization. Update contract forms and draft simple form documents (e.g., product claim settlement and release agreements) or contract amendments. Should have 2-3 years of law firm and/or in-house experience working with basic commercial contracts and general corporate matters.
Candidate will assist the senior paralegal with day-to-day activities as needed and support the legal group that includes the GC, AGC, Corporate Counsel, and the compliance analyst. Duties include General Corporate Housekeeping matters including entity formation; entity dissolution; entity foreign qualifications and DBAs, and obtaining EINS. Document Management. Assisting with preparing materials for the Board of Directors. Assisting with corporate transactions.
Candidate should have BA/BS degree and 2+ years of in-house experience supporting a legal team. Excellent computer skills that include MS Word/Outlook including Excel and PowerPoint; Visio are needed.
Paralegal - Corporate/Transactional
The candidate should have 3-5 years of experience in a transactional practice, working with corporate documents, corporate filings, and M&A due diligence. A Paralegal Certificate is required.
Part-time Corporate Paralegal
The candidate must have law firm experience and experience putting together closing binders.
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