Job Details

Paralegal ma Private Equity

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 12,2019

Valid Through

Oct 25,2019

Posted on

May 17,2019

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
Corporate >> Corporate - Private Equity
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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Paralegal (M&A and Private Equity)
The candidate provides assistance to lawyers in the west coast offices by researching law, investigating facts, preparing and organizing documents. Organizes business entities of all types (corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships); checks availability of and reserves corporate entity names; prepares and files incorporation, merger, acquisition, dissolution and related documents. Prepares incorporation documents including certificate/articles of incorporation, bylaws, restricted stock purchase agreements, organizational board and stockholder resolutions and related applications, filings and documentation. Handles stock administration, equity benefit plan administration, Section 16 Act compliance. Maintains, organizes and updates electronic corporate record books. Prepares, maintains and updates database for corporate capitalization records, drafts stock option and restricted stock agreements, effects transfers of stock and prepares stock certificates. Familiar with stock administration software. Assists attorneys with commercial lending transactions including lien searches and preparation/filing of UCC financing statements. Assists with venture capital financings including tracking status of closing documents, gathering corporate due diligence materials, drafting ancillary documents and preparing electronic closing volumes. Coordinates setup and use of data rooms. Retrieves documents from government agencies, private document retrieval companies and internal sources as appropriate. Researches state and federal securities compliance (Blue Sky) rules and regulations, drafts and files securities notices.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited college or university. Graduation and certificate from ABA approved Paralegal training program or the equivalent. Should preferably have Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance. Must have 2-5 years of experience in the areas of securities and/or general corporate law. Experience handling stock administration, equity benefit plan administration, Section 16 Act compliance is required. Prior experience in a law firm is desired. Familiarity with stock administration software CapMx is an asset. Proficiency in Word and Excel is a must.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sidley Austin LLP
555 California Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94104


"An Amazing Firm "

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Make sure that people aren't getting overwhelmed with work as that will just lower the quality of their work in the future.

Pros : This firm seems to understand what people's wants and desires and does it's best to fulfill them to the best of their abilities.
Cons : The workload at this firm is much higher than most would expect and you are expected to keep up with it.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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