Overview

New York, NY or any East Coast Location

Summary

M&A Paralegals support Firm attorneys who regularly represent clients in mergers and acquisitions and other complex corporate transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures, spin-offs, and SPACs. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsibilities

  • Research, collect, index and distribute historical and other transaction related documentation relating to target or acquiring entity as well as precedent transaction materials
  • Obtain transaction specific information from client team and work closely with client team in gathering information as required throughout the transaction process
  • Conduct on-going research relating to current M&A trends and practices
  • Manage due diligence and conduct due diligence reviews as appropriate
  • Manage data rooms
  • Facilitate open lines of communications with opposing counsel and other outside advisors
  • Draft Key Document Checklists and transaction related documents
  • Form merger subsidiaries
  • Prepare/Review capitalization and conversion tables
  • Manage signature collection process
  • Coordinate distribution of executed documents
  • Assist in preparation of Registration Statements
  • Draft and file transaction related SEC documents
  • Comply with notice and other communication requirements of any stock exchange
  • Prepare transaction books
  • Attend to any post-closing tasks
  • Work with client team on post-closing and integration matters
  • Assist with conflicts check and conflicts waiver process
  • Prepare transaction working group lists
  • Maintain close working relationship with client team throughout transaction process
  • Assist with organization and maintenance of M&A library materials
  • Assist with organization and circulation of M&A newsletter
  • Maintain and circulate M&A Activity Report
  • Attend to or assist with any other M&A transaction or group related task
  • Other tasks as assigned 

Skills & Experience 

Required

  • Available to work overtime, as required
  • After orientation at Firm, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications
  • 5+ years of substantive work experience as a M&A paralegal or legal project manager
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred

  • Previous law firm experience
  •  Paralegal Certificate 

Competencies

  • Excellent oral communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Proven ability to take initiative and, as needed, direct projects autonomously
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects while maintaining high quality and excellent client service

Salary: Highly competitive above market compensation
Date Active: 12.16.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt