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Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Corporate - Investment Company Act
Corporate - M&A
Corporate - Private Equity
Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
Corporate - Venture Capital

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Apr 20,2018

Posted on

Feb 07,2018

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Mergers & Acquisitions Paralegal Duties: Support multiple Corporate Partners and the overall practice on a variety of deals. Drafts and files certificate of incorporation and certificate of formation, typically in Delaware but also other jurisdictions. Drafts written board consents in lieu of a meeting and written stockholder consents in lieu of a meeting, including both organizational and transactional closing matters. Drafts resolutions to be presented at a board meeting and/or stockholder meeting. Prepares basic organization documents, including initial stock subscription agreement, stock certificates and stock ledger, typically for Delaware but also other jurisdictions. Completes and files Form SS-4s to obtain EINs. Compiles and maintains minute books and stock ledgers. Conducts research to assist attorneys in determining jurisdictions for qualification. Prepares and files qualification and withdrawal applications. Orders lien searches and summarizes lien search results. Prepares and files statutory filings with Secretary of State, including amendments, conversions, mergers, and dissolutions. Calculates Delaware franchise tax (both methods); also calculates franchise tax for other jurisdictions. Obtains information from, and provides information to, clients. Formulates solutions to problems which may arise, such as good standing issues. Interfaces with corporate service providers regarding statutory registered agent services (including changing contact information). Provides direct support to clients (using discretion to handle matters directly or involving an attorney). Drafts written consents approving closing agreements. Drafts certificates including secretary and officer certificates. Prepares closing files. Handles distribution of signature pages. Orders certified copies and good standing certificates. Identifies and resolves problems that arise. Prepares and files UCC statements, amendments and termination statements. Reviews collateral description on lien summary. Prepares initial draft of closing checklist. Assists with closing, including tracking down signature pages, filling in dates, tracking down final agreements and providing general support. Prepares closing book index and assembles closing book, and assists in distribution. Handles distribution of original securities (e.g. stock certificates, unit certificates and notes).

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Paralegal certification preferred. 2+ years of corporate paralegal experience with a Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Experience in one or more areas including M&A, private equity, debt finance, asset-backed securitization, fund formation, investment management and/or venture capital. Excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication skills, strong computer abilities, creativity, and initiative.

Additional info

Job ID: 4417. Send resume.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
Fax: 312-862-2200