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Senior Paralegal Specialist

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 13,2018

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY
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Senior Paralegal Specialist The candidate will under general supervision of assigned attorneys and administrative practice management and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, assigned to work primarily on specific cases/transactions, provide general assistance to a project team of attorneys, and/or to support attorneys whose practice involves specific areas of law. May also monitor regulations, legal developments and compliance procedures in their area of expertise. In addition, may be asked to provide general supervision of Project Assistants and other clerical staff. Expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, Paralegals must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's visions and values. Arrange filings, mailings and service list deliveries with appropriate courts, government agencies and other parties, including preparing tax filings with the IRS (including but not limited to SS-4’s, 8832’s, etc.), securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (generally, via online websites), “blue sky filings,” Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association (generally, via online websites). Assist with the organization of client materials and attorney work product including in computer based technology, especially in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Maintenance of forms and databases relating to partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies and other corporate forms, and research with respect to state filing requirements. Assist with on-going administrative client matters including preparation of routine or special board resolutions (officer appointment resolutions, transaction specific resolutions, etc.) and amendments to formation certificates and entity operating agreements. Form and qualify entities to do business in various states and other jurisdictions including coordinating with foreign counsel (e.g., Cayman Islands, Marshall Islands, Anguilla, Luxembourg, etc.) to form entities and prepare formation agreements. Under the supervision of an attorney, draft, edit, conform and otherwise assist in the preparation of legal documents including drafting simple initial formation agreements (such as certificates of formation/incorporation/limited partnership; limited partnership and limited liability agreements, etc.). Prepare binders and closing sets of completed transactions including preparation of distributions to clients and/or investors. Maintain files and other case or project records; circulate materials to project team, as needed; and maintain chronological records of project activity. Obtain services from outside contractors, including filing and registered service providers and foreign counsel. Act as liaison for the project team with support departments and other offices of the firm, anticipating and assuming responsibility for special staffing needs, such as overtime, clerical and/or notary assistance. Perform Apostille procedures regarding obtaining and certifying various legal documents. As requested by the administrative practice management, and/or assigned attorneys, coordinate work of other paralegals and/or project assistants or clerical team members.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have BA/BS degree. 3+ years of experience in a paralegal position required. Legal Assistant/Paralegal certification desirable. Must have thorough knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint (experience with creating. Must have familiarity with Adobe professional and Adobe Acrobat. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate potentially detailed and complex information to others.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
One Bryant Park
New York City, NY 10036

Review:

"A Great Place to Start"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Approach work with an open mind and a good work ethic and you will do well here.

Pros : I did a 6 month internship here so I don't have too much experience, but I found it to be a great place to learn and grow.
Cons : I wasn't able to get hired on for a permanent position but that might change in the future.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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