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Entry-level Corporate Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff


East Palo Alto, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 10,2018

Posted on

Mar 06,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Entry-level Corporate Paralegal The candidate will participate as a team member and assist attorneys and paralegals in the Corporate group. Will assist with the recovery, drafting and filing of basic corporate documents including certificate of incorporation, amendments, and Uniform Commercial Code financing statements. Assist with managing, filing, proofreading and drafting all documents and correspondence related to funds. Track and maintain corporate minute books, board books and stock records. Track, calendar and maintain deadline-driven documents.Complete and file various forms with the IRS, including Form SS-4 (Application for Employer Identification Number). Draft and process legal response letters in connection with audit requests in compliance with established firm processes. Assist in the preparation of stock certificates, financing statements, and other corporate documents as requested. Retrieval of certified copies of corporate documents, certificates of good standing and legal existence and related documents from state officials for corporate transactions or when otherwise requested. Perform public searches of all kinds, including federal and state lien searches, financing statement, and secretary of state records; prepare charts to illustrate results. Assist with SEC filings and searches within the SEC's EDGAR database. Review printer proofs (proofreading). Assist in closing binder preparation and distribution, and with other corporate document distributions. Assist with tasks in connection with closing of corporate transactions, including preparation of signature page packets, tracking execution status of documents and the maintenance and organization of corporate closing rooms, whether physical or electronic. Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the senior manager of corporate support, and corporate paralegal supervisor and corporate paralegal coordinators. Should have a Bachelor's degree from a top-ranked institution. Position will involve significant contact with lawyers and paralegals at the firm and requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. Start Date: Winter 2018

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ropes & Gray LLP.
1900 University Avenue
6th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2284


" Law Firm with Some Professionals"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

The firm should focus on getting management training to handle difficult problems and issues. Members of the management team need to be more considerate of staff and employees. Management should take responsibility for issues and problems and deal with them and not try to blame employees and staff for them.

Pros : A law firm in which the environment is composed of pleasant and knowledgeable staff and employees. The firm offers benefits to those working in the firm.
Cons : The law firm does not do a great job in terms of how management handles difficult situations. Management sometimes does not take the responsibility for problems and issues that occur.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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