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Legal Staff Paralegal in Seattle, WA

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jul 21, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Seattle, WA, United States
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
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Duties: Work under pressure and time restrictions. Gather and analyze pertinent data from company and transaction records. Review and respond to due diligence requests with legal documents. Review due diligence received for transactions, including review and audit of corporate history and capitalization records. Prepare, maintain and manage transaction closing checklists based on a review of main transaction documents. Prepare and maintain closing checklists throughout the transaction, from the due diligence process to post-closing deliverables. Research federal securities exemption and state "Blue Sky" laws. Prepare appropriate federal and state securities filings. Conduct lien and litigation searches, prepare a summary of findings. Prepare and maintain research and diligence analysis. Draft merger subsidiary documents, as needed. Set up and maintain virtual data rooms. Prepare and distribute closing sets.
Confer with governmental agencies on a variety of matters including licensing, permits, securities laws, etc., and summarize results of same. Work with and guide new associates and those with less transaction experience. Maintain departmental form files and systems.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have 4-years of degree and 5 years of experience as an M&A or ECVC paralegal; BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent. A paralegal degree is preferred. Must have mergers & Acquisitions experience or a demonstrated interest M&A transaction with relevant academic background, with superb organizational, analytical, and communications skills is a must; ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Should preferably have the ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment; experience using due diligence data rooms, Dropbox, Box, etc., Microsoft Excel, DocuSign, and Carta software; familiarity with research tools including Cheetah, and online state code resources; strong knowledge of California and Delaware corporate law, federal and state securities laws, option plan administration, venture capital finance, and private company M&A.

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