Overview

New York, NY

Summary

This position provides legal assistant support to the attorneys in the Alternative Investments practice.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance on best practices and firm policies for Associates within the practice
  • Conduct and compile research, maintain/update working group lists and organize due diligence documents
  • Maintain and update deal closing checklists
  • Create and maintain transaction deliverables tracking systems and related timelines
  • Prepare and distribute signature packets to deal participants
  • Draft form documents/correspondence for deal participants
  • Draft letters to clients and other counsel
  • Prepare Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings, order lien searches and stay abreast of regulations relating to Article 9 of the UCC
  • Assist with the creation of corporations and limited liability companies, including preparation of formation documents, ordering searches and overseeing all filing requirements and maintenance obligations
  • Validate and process vendor invoices in a timely manner
  • Prepare responses to auditor requests
  • Maintain and update case contact information
  • Notarize documents, assist with notary authentication and apostilling/consularization of documents
  • Review and proofread legal documents (grammar/punctuation, definition/cross reference checks and book reads)
  • Assist with the EDGAR filing process
  • Assist with closings, draft and review closing checklists and prepare closing binders in electronic and paper format for distribution
  • Load and organize closing sets and deal documents in relevant databases
  • Coordinate legal assistant assignments and workflow within the practice
  • Mentor new legal assistants in the Alternative Investments practice
  • Other responsibilities as they may be assigned from time-to-time

Qualifications

  • A 4-year college degree is required
  • At least 4 years of experience in the CLO market strongly preferred
  • Strong client service and demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle and complete multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Strong attention-to-detail, spelling and grammar skills
  • Ability to think critically and analytically, and exhibit sound judgment
  • Effective and proactive team player
  • Flexible and available to work overtime as needed (includes evening and weekend)
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Become a notary public within the first 6 months of employment
  • Available to report to work on regularly scheduled days and at the scheduled hour

Salary: Highly competitive above market compensation
Date Active: 12.3.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt