Overview

Senior Corporate Paralegal

Chicago, IL

Summary

Senior corporate paralegals provide legal support with general corporate maintenance and complex transactions for both private and public company clients and have the technical skills and professional maturity to operate independently with minimal guidance from an attorney.  They perform a range of tasks that assist the Firm in providing legal services to clients, including tasks that might otherwise be assigned to associates, all under the supervision of attorneys.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of corporate entities and prepare related organizational documents
  • Coordinate closings and prepare related documents
  • Prepare legal opinions and assemble opinion back-up
  • Draft and file corporate and securities filings
  • Organize corporate records and conduct due diligence reviews
  • Prepare stock certificates and maintain capitalization tables and option records
  • Research Blue Sky issues and prepare required filings
  • Provide training to case assistants and junior paralegals
  • Other tasks as assigned or required

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of transactional experience in Private Equity, Capital Markets, and M&A matters is desired
  • Available to work overtime, as required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple priorities and track extensive details
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with personnel and to handle confidential information sensitively and discreetly
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, advanced knowledge of Excel preferred
  • Preferred:
  • Familiarity with Carta, Shareworks, or similar Web based equity tracking system

Salary: Competitive based on experience
Date Active: 5.20.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt