Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 08, 2021

Posted on

Feb 03, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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Paralegal Corporate and Securities Practice
Responsibilities: Document Retrieval: Status certificates, Charter documents, UCC Searches. Corporate/LLC/LP/Trust Filings on the State Level: Checking name availability. Arranges for name reservations in various states, as required, drafting resolutions including deal specific and annual meeting, drafting documents for filing in any state, formation, amendment, dissolution, merger, conversion, qualification/registration, UCC etc.. Due Diligence: assists with document review, assists with drafting review results. Data Rooms: organizes, arranges staffing and maintains. Closings: creates and/or updates losing memo, distributions of documents/signature pages, drafting closing certificates, control of closing documents during the closing. Post-closing assembly/distribution of closing documents & closing volumes. Blue-Sky Filings: Form D, State Filings. Certain types of SEC Filings: Section 16 - Form ID and Forms 3, 4, 5. Coordinates/oversees the work of the closing clerk in post-closing process. Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, required. Paralegal certificate from ABA approved paralegal program, preferred. 6+ years of related experience, required. Experience working with public/private financing, closing procedures, UCC (both. preparation/filing of forms & lien searching), company/partnership formation and maintenance and public document retrieval, required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required. Knowledge of CT, Inkspot or other similar websites and systems for the preparation of UCC and corporate forms and public record sharing, preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors. Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm. Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities. Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative. Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs. Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects. Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion. Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

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