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Established, large Charlotte-based law firm is seeking a full-time Corporate Paralegal. Candidates must have a four-year degree and at least five years of general corporate experience in a mid to large-sized firm. North Carolina paralegal certification obtained or in progress. Must provide professional references attesting to proficiency and experience in the Job Functions listed below. Healthcare practice experience extremely helpful.
This position requires strong interpersonal, organization, time management, and communication skills paired with a dedicated client service mentality. This position is the face of the firm in many situations, and the individual must create and maintain a positive image through interactions with clients, attorneys, and staff.
- Preparing and filing articles, certificates, organizational documents, agreements, resolutions and applications related to a variety of transactions related to incorporation/formation of corporations, partnerships, companies and mergers and acquisitions
- Preparing and filing various federal and state forms including applications for licenses to operate specific Business/Corporate (e.g., liquor, vehicles) and applications for exemption for charitable organizations
- Facilitate ongoing corporate matters including preparing resolutions and minutes of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings, and other miscellaneous corporate documents and functioning as stock transfer agent in transferring stock of a corporation and maintaining list of stockholders.
- Submitting filings under federal securities and state blue sky laws including drafting and filing Form D with the SEC and drafting and filing other documents required for selling securities in a particular state. Also, researching and preparing blue sky memorandum.
- Administer liquidations, dissolutions and withdrawals, including preparing resolutions of liquidations or dissolution; preparing and filing articles of dissolution or other required state forms to effect dissolution; preparing and filing state and federal tax liquidation or dissolution or withdrawal forms; and preparing documents in connection with the distribution of corporate assets.
- May include participation in trademark filing and maintenance.
- Assist in entire process of corporate finance and asset securitization transactions including drafting various transaction documents and signature pages
- Prepare and take ownership of document checklist, prepare and file UCCs, certified charter documents, good standing certificates, and tax good standing letters/certificates
- Prepare and file corporate documents; manage the deal documentation, including prompting others on the deal team to complete their documentation responsibilities
- Organize closings, assemble and obtain all final documents with signatures, maintain hard and soft copy filing system of transactions, prepare and distribute closing binders
- Draft documents including the following:
- Loan transactions:
o Closing officer and secretary certificates
o Certain exhibits to credit agreement
o Collateral security agreements (if applicable)
- Merger and Acquisition transactions:
o Closing officer and secretary certificates
o Ancillary documents such as bills of sale, assignment and assumption agreements, articles of merger, opinion back-up certificates, etc.
o Assist with document distributions, including keeping up with distribution lists
o Handling filing mechanics including UCCs (secretaries of state, local filing offices), articles of merger, and real estate documents (deed, mortgages, etc.)
o Assisting in closings including organization of documents, execution of documents, and completion of document checklist. Also prepares organization of closing room
o Assist with post-closing activities including following up on missing documents, preparation and distribution of closing binders, and organizing files
- Loan transactions:
- Performs all other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience
- A minimum of two years of corporate paralegal experience working in a corporate legal department or law firm/professional services environment
- A corporate paralegal should possess a combination of the following:
- A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association;
- A degree from a postsecondary institution with a minimum of 24 units in law-related courses accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization as required by State law;
- Completion of a four year college degree plus a minimum of one year of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney
- Knowledge/expertise in incorporation and/or formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, foreign qualification application filing and applicable resolutions, and mergers and acquisitions.
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe
- A highly professional demeanor and demonstrated work ethic including the willingness to take on extra tasks and responsibilities (including overtime) in order to meet client/firm needs
- Comfort in both leadership and subordinate roles and flexibility in both structured and ambiguous situations
- Resourcefulness and appropriate decision making. Examples include: Working cost effectively; using the appropriate resources, including online tools and websites; knowing when to inform a supervisor of a situation; and understanding the boundaries of the practice of law
- The ability to express and articulate him/herself clearly, including use of proper grammar and appropriate vocabulary, as well as the ability to describe a set of facts or information in an organized, precise, clear and unambiguous fashion.
- Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain while organizing and maintaining multiple cases.
- Work occasionally requires more than 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position; may require irregular hours.
- Ability to travel to private and public buildings, locally and statewide, via private or public conveyance to assist attorneys in attending to client needs on legal matters.
This law firm recruits, hires and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information, age or other protected status. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.
To apply for this job email your details to PSachs@robinsonbradshaw.com