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Paralegal The candidate will assist with intake functions for new legal matters, including assessing the nature of the issue (with supervision), entering matter information into databases, coordinating with department attorneys and internal business clients, and tracking matter through resolution. Will assist with the preparation, execution, and filing of required legal documents and the administration of day to day department activities. Draft, under the supervision of Attorneys, template legal documents related to acquisitions, leases, and regulatory matters. Review and abstract legal documents, create payment requests, and follow up to ensure proper integration and payment. Conduct legal and factual research and data analyses as directed and compile data from sources such as electronic digests, encyclopedias, practice manuals, and/or other sources. Draft letters and other correspondence having a legal effect related to transactional and regulatory compliance matters. Maintain and update files in the departmentâ€™s matter management and project tracking databases. Maintain legal files and system of preservation for all original legal documents, including scanning and indexing for electronic records and database. Assist and collaborate with outside counsel to resolve day-to-day issues in connection with pending litigation and other projects for which outside counsel is retained. Assist with due diligence fact-finding related to discovery issues and other matters, including gathering facts and documentation from personnel in other departments. Provide support for Attorneys, including performing administrative tasks related to tracking site issues, creating files, scanning documents, and mailing and faxing documents. Notarize and/or witness documents executed on behalf of American Tower. Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with internal customers and colleagues is needed. Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment is essential. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and Word, and familiarity with Access database is needed. Proficient with Westlaw and ability to utilize the system to perform in-depth case law and statutory database research is essential. Incumbent must be flexible, able to adjust to shifts in accordance with department priorities are needed. Bachelorâ€™s degree, paralegal certificate, or related experience is required. Notary Public in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required within 90 days of hire or transfer into the position is essential. Should have 1-3 years of relevant experience. Corporate law or law firm experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of basic real estate principles and basic document drafting is preferred.
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