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Legal Staff Paralegal in New York City, NY

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Company name

Ovid Therapeutics.

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Posted on

Feb 23,2018

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Senior Paralegal / Legal Assistant The candidate will present with broad corporate experience including transactional work, general corporate housekeeping, securities including, regulatory and more. Will support activities related to board and committee meeting preparation including: drafting memoranda, maintaining compliance matrices and action logs, assembling materials, managing self-assessment process, and maintaining corporate records. Assist Corporate Secretary with drafting of board minutes and resolutions. Coordinate and distribute for signature various corporate governance documents including: conflicts of interest questionnaires and code of ethics attestations. Coordinate updating of board orientation materials on an annual basis. Support and assist with shareholder-related activities including: share redistribution and reallocation processes; annual shareholders meetings; coordination with relationship management, finance and other internal departments relating to shareholder matters. Coordinate minute book reviews for external auditors and regulatory bodies. Maintain internal corporate governance website. Maintain and assist with updating internal Corporate Secretary's Office policies and procedures. Oversee the documentation and approval process for the formation, dissolution, and qualification of legal entities. Create and revise word documents - knowledge of track changes, and other advanced word skills necessary.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree. Professional certification as a paralegal is preferred. Must have 6+ years of relevant transactional or corporate paralegal experience. In-house corporate experience a plus. Proficiency in MS Office 365 (Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint etc.) is required. Should have experience in complex financing document management, SEC and FINRA filings, Board of Directors related work and general corporate matters. Must have knowledge of corporate governance matters and best practices. Should have basic understanding of governance documents such as: resolutions; written consents; minutes; bylaws; Secretary’s Certificates; agendas; and charters. Prior exposure to working with senior executives and board members desired. NY notary a plus.

Application Deadline: March 9, 2018.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ovid Therapeutics.
1460 Broadway
New York City, NY 10036