Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, currently has an excellent full-time employment opportunity in the Corporate Department. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.
The Corporate Paralegal position will provide organizational and substantive assistance to attorneys in the Corporate Department practice group in all stages of corporate transactions including assisting in private company financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, Edgar online and Form D filings with SEC; familiarity with EFD, Blue Sky exemption filings and notices, REIT formations and transactions, dispositions, non-traded REIT state registrations, and financings, and related research and analysis. Candidate should be flexible to work overtime as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Coordinate and manage multiple transactional closings including, private company financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. Public securities experience a plus. Assist with drafting board and shareholder resolutions; assist with due diligence procedures, online and factual searches; organization of due diligence materials.
- Assist with entity formation, including corporate name availability and reservation thereof; assist with drafting of corporate organizational documents; assist with operations of corporations and corporate records maintenance; prepare foreign qualifications, dissolutions and withdrawals.
- Assist with the preparation and filing of UCC filings including continuation and termination statements; analyze UCC search results; research filing requirements in various states; calendar expiration dates.
- Preparation and filing of documents and forms for ongoing corporate operations, including directors and shareholders’ resolutions, amendments to articles of incorporation and bylaws, applications for authority to conduct out-of-state business.
- Prepare stock certificates; maintain stock ledgers and capitalization tables.
- Review and analyze lien search reports.
- Prepare all documents required to form corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
- Prepare documentation for amendments, withdrawals, mergers and dissolutions of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
- Prepare qualification documents for foreign jurisdictions.
- Draft secretary's certificates, bylaws, operating agreements and resolutions.
- Maintain entity minute books and entity ledgers for various clients.
- Prepare applications for federal employer identification (EIN) number.
- Redline and proofread documents.
- Conduct research and perform library and online searches; retrieve reference materials from outside libraries that may not be readily available.
- Prepare SEC filings, both corporate and Section 16, and with regard to securities offerings;
Skills & Competencies
- Knowledge of the workings of a corporation, and a general understanding, appropriate for a paralegal, of federal and New York securities laws, and how to research the securities laws of other states.
- Experience working with governmental agencies and service companies, including Secretary of State, Department Corporations and SEC (principally with respect to Forms D) to file and retrieve documents.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills and demonstrated follow-through on project management, including ability to anticipate needs through knowledge of past transactions.
- Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.
- Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
- Ability to work autonomously as well as a member of a team.
- Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and multiple tasks
Qualifications & Prior Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal Certification preferred; equivalent experience considered.
- Candidate will be a New York notary and have minimum 5 years’ experience as a Corporate Paralegal in a mid-to-large law firm or in-house transactional position.
- Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, experience with Westlaw, Lexis, and SEC Edgar required.
The expected annualized base salary range for this position is $80,000-$120,000. Salary will be determined based upon education, experience, job related factors permitted by law, internal equity, and market data, including geographic pay differentials in locations where market pay differs from the national average. Full time employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus, health insurance with an optional HSA, short term disability, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K, vacation, sick time, and an employee assistance program. Additional voluntary programs include: voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long term care, voluntary critical illness and cancer insurance and pet insurance. Commuter and Transit programs may also be available in certain markets.
Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.
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