Job Details

Corporate Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Apr 09, 2021

Posted on

Mar 08, 2021

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate
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Profile

Acker Wines, the world’s leading fine & rare wine auction house, is looking for a legal support person to support the General Counsel and Chief Executive Officer focusing on  transactional, corporate and claims matters.  

This position is currently remote.  We are monitoring COVID-19 and will determine when it is safe to return to our Manhattan headquarters, where this position will be based.

Responsibilities.

  • Assist the General Counsel with drafting and revising contracts and other legal documents related to consignments of wine for sale at auction, vendor arrangements and independent contractors.
  • Organize corporate books and records. Keep corporate books and records updated and share documents as needed with other employees and outside counsel.
  • Assist claims matters including assisting with processing of third-party subpoenas and other information requests and performing legal research and fact-finding.
  • Perform a variety of support and clerical tasks that further the Company’s ability to provide timely response to client needs.
  • Schedule and organize meetings, travel, and activities for all Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel.
  • Acts as liaison with other Company employees and outside agencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external clients while maintaining high levels of customer service and confidentiality, as well as ability to prioritize and work with multiple clients.
  • File correspondence and legal documents in office filing system.
  • Facilitate day to day processes.
  • Organize, code and arrange for payment of bills from outside counsel and other vendors.
  • Prepare and track expense reports and provide general administrative support including word processing, proofreading, filing, faxing and distributions.
  • Answer non-routine correspondence.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Highly organized, motivated and proactive administrator
  • High degree of discretion, diligent and dependable character with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail is a priority and follow-through
  • Must be able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently meet constant deadlines while maintaining a professional manner
  • Ability to interact calmly, patiently, and professionally in challenging situations
  • Excellent phone manner and with a client service centric mindset
  • Computer efficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel

About Acker

Established in 1820, Acker is the oldest wine shop in America and the world’s largest fine and rare wine auction house. Since third generation wine merchant John Kapon, Chairman of Acker, started the auction business in 1998, the house has gained worldwide recognition. Acker offers a vast array of services, including cellar consultations, a deep retail inventory of fine and rare wine for immediate sale, first class wine education amenities and fine and rare wine auctions.

Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical and dental and vision coverage
  • Company Sponsored Life, AD&D, and LTD benefits
  • 401(k) program with discretionary employer match
  • Generous vacation accrual and paid holiday schedule
  • Wine discounts & More

Acker Merrall & Condit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations for disability are provided to applicants and employees in accordance with applicable law.

Company info

Acker Merrall & Condit

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