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Corporate Paralegal Private Equity Fund Formation

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 21,2019

Valid Through

Sep 03,2019

Posted on

Feb 14,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Private Equity
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Corporate Paralegal – Private Equity Fund Formation
Duties: Assist with fund formation. Maintain internal database of investor information. Analyze and review subscription agreements and side letters. Review and draft agreements and consents related to limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. Assist with entity formation, including corporate name availability and reservation, assist with drafting of corporate organizational documents, assist with corporate records maintenance, and prepare foreign qualifications, dissolutions and withdrawals. Assist with multiple transactional closings including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and strategic investments. Draft ancillary documents under attorney supervision (e.g., officer’s certificates, bylaws, corporate resolutions, stock certificates, collateral receipt letters, etc.). Proofread and revise principle transaction documents (e.g., Private Placement Memorandum, Operating Agreement, Limited Partnership Agreement, etc.). Disseminate documentation to clients and to outside parties; work efficiently with firm support services, such as, Reprographics, Document Production and outside couriers. Create closing checklist and working group list; draft signature pages and assist with preparation of agreements, schedules and exhibits. Proof documents and track the status of document preparation. Incorporate client and outside counsel comments in documents. Prepare closing files, labels, and folders and assist with the closing. Compile executed documents and save onto internal document management system (DeskSite). Organize and distribute originally executed agreements to client and outside counsel. Compile and index documents for preparation of closing binder. Assemble and distribute closing binders in a timely fashion.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with strong academic record. 3+ years of experience working as a Corporate and/or Private Fund’s paralegal. Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe. Proactive self-starter who understands the details within the larger context. Ability to juggle multiple assignments and prioritize accordingly. Be a team player Outstanding written and oral communication skills and must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently and graciously interact with Associates, Partners, Paralegals and all staff members.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10153


"Not suitable for laterals"

Former Employee - Reviewed on May 07, 2018

If you are hiring laterals, value their choice of joining the firm and provide them with equal opportunities and benefit of doubt as the home-grown lawyers.

Pros : The firm has high profile clients and definitely a good place to begin your practice. However, if you are joining as a lateral, be ware! The treatment you receive is completely different from the home-grown lawyers. I have seen few laterals in the M&A/PE department that survived a year!
Cons : They are surprisingly cruel towards the laterals in the M&A/PE department. It feels like a frat house and it is not just the partners but fellow associates as well. It feels like you are constantly trying to be a part of a fraternity.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2018
Job type : Full time

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