Job Details

Senior Paralegal

Company name

UGI Utilities, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Dec 07,2019

Valid Through

Mar 21,2020

Posted on

Nov 19,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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Senior Paralegal
The candidate primary purpose is to provide support in the area of corporate governance and SEC regulatory/shareholders matters. In addition, with minimal supervision, the employee is expected to provide high level, advanced paralegal support on assignments that are varied, broad and complex in nature and require originality, ingenuity, a high degree of technical skill, and special project management and coordination skills. This position must have significant experience in matters of corporate governance and SEC regulations. Requires the employee to have a comprehensive understanding of one or more legal areas, in particular corporate governance and securities, and the ability to easily transition into areas with which the employee may be less familiar. Supervise maintenance of records of Board of Directors’ meetings, including assisting the Corporate Secretary and Assistant Secretary in the drafting and preparation of minutes and unanimous consents for all companies. Supervise maintenance of corporate records. Coordinate distribution of various materials to the Board of Directors and Committees through Diligent, a secure online portal. Prepare and disseminate information resulting from actions of the Board of Directors or shareholders, including assisting in the maintenance of a database of officers and directors of company and its subsidiaries. Supervise maintenance of computer database of general corporate records, including corporate bylaws. Respond to a variety of questions from directors, officers, and shareholders, including researching corporate minutes and records of acquisitions, divestitures and mergers. Research corporate governance issues and monitors developments in corporate governance and related guidance; Analyze directr independence (including related party transaction disclosures, potential Clayton Act conflicts, potential non-profit affiliation conflicts and other business relationships and other qualification-related disclosures) as back-up diligence to proxy disclosures and relating to potential director candidates. Draft gvernance-related disclosures for proxy statement after careful consideration of disclosure requirements, emerging trends and best practices. Mnitor governance rating agency reports and proxy voting guidelines of Company’s institutional investors. Prepare drafts of agendas, memos and other materials for Board and Committee meetings. Draft gvernance-related legislative summaries/presentations for committee review; including current best practices and emerging trends and corporate governance updates based on independent research and analysis. Assist in the preparation of annual questionnaires to directors and officers for the Corporate Secretary’s independence assessment and SEC disclosure. Maintain bigraphical and other governance-related information for directors and officers (i.e., mandatory retirement age charts, committee membership charts, etc.). Assist in the preparation of Board and Committee self-assessment questionnaires. Prepare and coordinate new director and new officer orientation sessions and materials (including keeping reference material up-to-date on Diligent). Conduct due diligence for NYSE governance-related required filings. Coordinate distribution of the proxy statements, proxy cards and related materials for, and prepare documents for Judge of Election for, and initiate draft of Chair’s script for, and prepare minutes and maintains records of, annual meeting of shareholders. Coordinate preparation for the annual shareholders meetings. Monitor compliance with federal securities laws regarding reporting of share ownership and clearance of securities for sale under Rule 144. Timely preparation of required compliance and regulatory filings, including the Proxy Statement, Section 16 filings (Forms 3, 4, and 5) and the annual certifications and other reports to the NYSE. Work with Morgan Stanley to manage cashless stock option exercises for officers and directors of company, AmeriGas and their subsidiaries, as needed. Interface with Treasury/IR Department and transfer agent on shareholder matters, stock transfer matters, shareholder records and stock exchange listing matters. Auditing Standard 2410 (f/k/a AS18) – Related Parties - Disseminate quarterly ‘bring down’ memos to directors (annual questions are contained within D&O questionnaires); provide to Internal Audit Related Party listing and Company D&O listing on a quarterly basis and maintain files as backup evidence and support for review by independent auditors. Prepare capital contribution agreements and unanimous consents for dividends and distributions. Provide a wide range of services, such as assisting with the preparation of documentation for general legal matters (including condemnations) and state reports and performs legal research. Assist in handling miscellaneous corporate legal matters, including providing general support to Corporate Secretaries. Prepare and maintain listing f director education opportunities. Research and analysis f potential director candidates. Provide back-up support to other paralegals. Work with a number of software applications and integrated programs with other entities including: RR Donnelly (File16) for insider reporting; CT Corporation (hCue) for maintaining and reporting information on company and all subsidiaries, and all directors and officers of company and all subsidiaries; Morgan Stanley for equity compensation governance, including reviewing equity holdings of employees, officers and directors. Diligent for the secure delivery of materials to the Board of Directors and Committees in advance of meetings, as well as interim correspondence. eGovDirect for annual and interim filings with the New York Stock Exchange.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Paralegal Certificate from ABA approved paralegal program. College degree (B.A. or B.S.) preferred. Must have 5+ years of paralegal experience is required in governance and/or SEC reporting in a large law firm or public company environment. Must be punctual and dependable and able to work independently in a fast-paced, externally imposed, deadline-oriented environment. This position requires employee to be able to manage and coordinate complex group projects involving multiple disciplines within the Company and its affiliates/subsidiaries. This position requires the employee to have well-developed legal research and writing skills, organizational skills, project management/coordination skills and the ability to balance a heavy workload while meeting various deadlines, the ability to handle complex issues, and comfort using various computer programs.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
UGI Utilities, Inc.
460 N Gulph Rd 100
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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