Job Details

Corporate Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Portland, OR

Date Last Verified

May 24,2018

Posted on

May 17,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Paralegal Duties: Preparing and filing articles, certificates, organizational documents, agreements, resolutions and applications related to a variety of transactions related to incorporation/formation of corporations, partnerships and companies, assist with closing of mergers & acquisition transactions. Preparing and filing various federal and state forms including applications for licenses to operate specific Business/Corporate and applications for exemption for charitable organizations. Facilitate and assist with ongoing corporate governance matters including, but not limited to, preparing resolutions and minutes of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings and other miscellaneous corporate documents; maintaining annual corporate records and filings; and functioning as stock transfer agent in transferring stock of a corporation and maintaining list of stockholders; maintain capitalization records. Submitting filings under federal securities and state blue sky laws including drafting and filing Form D with the SEC and drafting and filing other documents required for selling securities in a particular state. Also, researching and preparing blue sky memoranda. Administer liquidations, dissolutions and withdrawals, including preparing resolutions of liquidations or dissolution; preparing and filing articles of dissolution or other required state forms to effect dissolution; preparing and filing state and federal tax liquidation or dissolution or withdrawal forms; and preparing documents in connection with the distribution of corporate assets.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Either of: A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association; A degree from a postsecondary institution with a minimum of 24 units in law-related courses accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization as required by State law; Completion of a four year college degree plus a 1+ year of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed lawyer; or A high school diploma plus a 3+ years of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed lawyer. 5+ years of corporate paralegal experience working in a corporate legal department or law firm/professional services environment. Knowledge/expertise in incorporation and/or formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, foreign qualification application filing and applicable resolutions, and supporting mergers & acquisition transactions. Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, eShares, HotDocs and Corporate Focus (with experience maintaining cap tables). A highly professional and positive demeanor and demonstrated work ethic including the willingness to take on extra tasks and responsibilities (including overtime) in order to meet client/firm needs. Comfort in leading and supporting roles. Follows up on assignments in situations where there is little or no guidance; structures a system from minimal instruction; and strives to submit a flawless work product. Ability to function in team environment, in addition to being an individual contributor. Strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail. Resourceful and appropriate decision making skills. Examples include: Working cost-effectively; using the appropriate resources, including online tools and websites; knowing when to inform a supervisor of a situation; and understanding the boundaries of the practice of law. The ability to express and articulate him/herself clearly, including use of proper grammar and appropriate vocabulary, as well as the ability to describe a set of facts or information in an organized, precise, clear and unambiguous fashion. Experience with emerging growth companies and venture backed capital deals. Estate Planning/Probate experience a plus.

Additional info

Job ID: 6129. Send a cover letter, salary requirements and an advertisement source in application.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
K&L Gates LLP
222 Southwest Columbia Street
Suite 1400
Portland, OR 97201
Fax: 503-248-9085


" Law Firm that Appreciates"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

The firm should consider re-hiring the employees that it let go. Management should really work harder in identifying valuable employees to the firm.

Pros : A law firm setting which several benefits are offered to employees that are affordable. The firm has a system in place in which employees work together alongside staff and attorneys.
Cons : The firm has lost many of its employees because they have been let go. However, many of the employees were skilled and it appears that the firm made a poor decision in letting go of the valuable employees.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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