Palo Alto, CA

Qualified candidates should have 5+ years of experience with fund formation and venture capital transactions in a large law firm or private fund formation experience or in a business practice with emphasis on limited liability companies and partnerships in a comparably sized law firm or public company corporate law department. Responsibilities include preparing and maintaining organizational documents, partnership and limited liability company agreements, transfer agreements, admission agreements and other amendments; researching Federal and State securities regulations in connection with fund formations and preparing and filing requisite notices; conducting due diligence review of documents and preparing opinions and backup in connection with fund formation; and handling SEC compliance reporting on behalf of venture fund clients with respect to their public company stock portfolios. Qualified candidates will exhibit strong organizational skills, acute attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants are required to have a BA/BS degree and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, be detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities and track extensive details, have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with personnel and to handle confidential information sensitively and discreetly.

Skills & Experience


  • Available to work overtime, as required
  • After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of paralegal experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment for multiple attorneys
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and maintain flexibility
  • Possess excellent written, communication and proofreading skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with others, including clients
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Must demonstrate initiative, diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to train and mentor

Salary: Competitive based on experience
Date Active: 2.18.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt