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Corporate Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jan 15,2019

Valid Through

Apr 30,2019

Posted on

Jan 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Portland, OR, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Paralegal
RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepares formation and foreign qualification documents and amendments for corporations and limited liability companies; prepares and manages filings for licensing and other permits. Drafts corporate documents, including but not limited to corporate and LLC formation documents, shareholder and board meeting minutes and consents, stock certificates, and form agreements, as appropriate. Manages corporate minute books, capitalization tables and stock ledgers on behalf clients; proficient at using incorporation and cap table management software and applications; maintains firm best practices for keeping corporate records current and easily accessible. Assists clients with administration of equity incentive plans; prepares equity grants using form agreements, as appropriate; researches and prepares required federal and state securities filings. Manages multiple financings/deals running concurrently while also keeping corporate records current. Corporate Transactions (including mergers, acquisitions, private placement equity investments, joint ventures and other significant corporate transactions) Assists attorneys in preparing due diligence request lists and responding to due diligence requests in corporate transactions; proficient in setting up and using different technology platforms (i.e. virtual data rooms) and other methods for responding to such requests; maintains best practices for organizing, tracking and communicating due diligence responses. Conducts (or assists in) basic corporate and commercial due diligence in support of corporate transactions. Prepares and maintains closing checklists for corporate transactions. Drafts and revises (or assists in drafting and revising) disclosure schedules for corporate transactions. Acts as primary interface with filing services for any corporate filings required to complete a corporate transaction; keeps all parties aware of filing deadlines. Assists in closing of corporate transactions, including drafting ancillary documents, preparing signature pages, updating investor schedules, tracking receipt of signatures, and compiling fully executed copies of documents and agreements. Prepares stock certificates, Form D’s and other securities filings required in connection with the corporate transaction. Prepares closing volumes; updates stock ledgers and capitalization tables as needed.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree and completion of paralegal program of study, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill. A strong background in providing corporate and transacitonal paralegal support, preferably with 3+ years in a law firm environment, is required; Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of documents, Proficiency in cap table management software, including Carta and Capshare, is not required, but candidate will be expected to become proficient in both quickly. Proficiency in the use of electronic signature applications (e.g. -DocuSign) and document retention databases (e.g. - Google Docs, Dropbox and other proprietary virtual data rooms). Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and methods of client communication as needed. Ability to understand and follow work directions, make discretionary decisions, manage multiple priorities and respond to urgent requests with minimal supervision. Excellent proactive communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships and communicate verbally and in writing, with clients, firm members, and other business contacts. Exceptional client service skills, as well as the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner. Ability to pay close attention to detail and be highly organized and accurate. Strong time and task management skills. Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1300 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Ste. 2300
Portland, OR 97201-5630

Review:

"A Short Sighted Firm "

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Managers should make sure that some important long term goals are kept to keep things from falling apart too much.

Pros : Everyone here tries to help people make more money each quarter and takes each day one at a time to keep themselves from getting stressed.
Cons : The short sighted thinking does tend to cause problems sometimes for short term gains that could have easily be fixed otherwise.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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