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Corporate Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 15,2018

Posted on

Aug 11,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Paralegal Duties: Initiate lien searches, follow-up with service companies, prepare and review summary charts, prepare UCC filings, and organize acknowledgement copies. Search State and County offices for federal tax liens, UCC filings, deeds, mortgages and judgments. File & terminate UCC financing statements with state and county offices. Draft ancillary documents under attorney supervision (e.g., officer’s certificates, bylaws, and corporate resolutions), notes, and agent for service of process letters, stock certificates, stock powers and collateral receipt letters. Proofread and revise transaction documents (e.g., Credit Agreement, Security Agreement, etc.) Review, draft, and prepare legal documents; conduct due diligence and research; manage information using Firm databases; Prepare and organize documentation for pre-closing, closing and post-closings; Organize and distribute originally executed agreements to client and outside counsel. Compile and index documents for preparation of closing binder. Assemble and distribute closing binders in a timely fashion. Form, amend, qualify and dissolve business entities; Provide overflow assistance to peers/team members within department to further enhance departmental operations; and promote a positive work and team environment; Exhibit technical skills consistent with new and existing Firm technology and is proficient with respect to filing procedures and filing jurisdictions; Maintain time records ensuring accurate and timely release of Intapp entries; Assume other duties and/or assists with special projects as requested by the Paralegal Supervisor; Develop and maintain excellent customer service relationships with clients, attorneys, vendors, and administrative staff; Adhere to Firm policies and procedures and supports Firm’s initiatives; Attend training classes and completes annual training requirements for skills enhancement; Observe confidentiality of all Firm matters and performs under the guidelines of the Administrative Staff Principles (attached); and Other duties may be assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: BA/BS with strong academic record. 2+ years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant. Law firm experience is preferred. Strong communication, organizational and research skills. Attention to detail. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, creative and possess the ability to work under pressure with demanding deadlines Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to confidentially and graciously interact with attorneys, clients and other support staff. Strong clerical and typing skills as well as proficiency in Word, Excel.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10153

Review:

"Not suitable for laterals"

Former Employee - Reviewed on May 07, 2018

If you are hiring laterals, value their choice of joining the firm and provide them with equal opportunities and benefit of doubt as the home-grown lawyers.

Pros : The firm has high profile clients and definitely a good place to begin your practice. However, if you are joining as a lateral, be ware! The treatment you receive is completely different from the home-grown lawyers. I have seen few laterals in the M&A/PE department that survived a year!
Cons : They are surprisingly cruel towards the laterals in the M&A/PE department. It feels like a frat house and it is not just the partners but fellow associates as well. It feels like you are constantly trying to be a part of a fraternity.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2018
Job type : Full time

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