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Business is very brisk at this large, international full-service law firm that is one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in the Pacific Northwest. Their practice includes corporate, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, legislative, and other types of law. It's clients include some of the largest corporations from around the region and the globe. The firm has a strong commitment to diversity, and its attorneys enjoy a flexible, exciting environment where they can choose the specific types of work that they enjoy. All attorneys are given meaningful, interesting assignments and client contact, as well as the training and mentoring they need to enhance their skills. Relationships between associates and partners are generally good, and the firm encourages pro bono work. Billable hours requirements are reasonable, and market compensation is paid.
Corporate Paralegal RESPONSIBILITIES: Preparing and filing organizational documents, agreements, resolutions and applications related to formation of corporations, LLCs, partnerships, companies and in connection with various transactions including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, dispositions, incorporation/formation of entities, and financings, dispositions and other transactions related to those entities. Oversight of corporate data room including cap tables, option and restricted stock awards, board and shareholder resolutions. Facilitate ongoing corporate matters, including preparing minutes and consents of directors and shareholders actions and managing stockholder and capitalization records for clients. Organizing and maintaining electronic data rooms in support of M&A and securities transactions. Preparing and filing various federal and state forms including applications for licenses to operate specific Business/Corporate (e.g., liquor, vehicles) and applications for exemption for charitable organizations. Filings with IRS, including EIN applications, 83b elections and applications for exemption for charitable organizations. Submitting filings under federal securities and state blue sky laws including drafting and filing Form D with the SEC and state securities regulators. Also, researching and preparing blue sky memoranda. Preparing and filing other routine flings with SEC, including Forms 3 and 4. Administer liquidations, dissolutions and withdrawals, including preparing resolutions of liquidations or dissolution; preparing and filing articles of dissolution or other required state forms to effect dissolution; preparing and filing state and federal tax liquidation or dissolution or withdrawal forms; and preparing documents in connection with the distribution of corporate assets. Preparing audit inquiry response letters; obtaining apostilles; conducting UCC searches.
Qualifications: College Degree preferred with 5 years of paralegal experience in the relevant subject area. High attention to detail and the ability to follow up on assignments in situations where there is little or no guidance, structure a system from minimal instruction and submit a flawless work product. Positive, flexible and committed attitude. A highly professional demeanor and demonstrated work ethic including the willingness to take on extra tasks and responsibilities (including overtime) in order to meet client/firm needs. The ability to express and articulate him/herself clearly, including use of proper grammar and appropriate vocabulary, as well as the ability to describe a set of facts or information in an organized, precise, clear and unambiguous fashion. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and specific practice group technology. Must be able to produce accurate results. Ability to anticipate, plan and prioritize work; manage competing demands to meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity and sensitivity.. Requires critical thinking skills sufficient to make independent decisions regarding daily work tasks. Ability to bring problems, concerns or discrepancies to the attention of the supervising lawyer. Working knowledge of basic accounting principals and the use of excel. Must be current in practice area industry trends and in the legal profession.
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