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Mergers & Acquisitions Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Feb 08,2018

Posted on

Feb 07,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Investment Company Act
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
Corporate >> Corporate - Private Equity
Corporate >> Corporate - Venture Capital
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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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

Review:

"A Great Place to Get a Start "

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Make sure that you don't let any good eggs get stuck with the bad eggs because of a simple misunderstanding.

Pros : I have been here for around two years now and everyone is happy and friendly. Any issues that I have had come up have been quickly fixed.
Cons : Some people don't last here very long because of how swiftly problems are dealt with. Some good eggs get mixed up in that.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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