Corporate Paralegal


Friedman Williams

Corporate Paralegal New York NY

Job ID: 17353

Job Title: Corporate Paralegal

Location: New York (Hybrid Work Model)

Job Description:

The Corporate Paralegal position is available in our client’s New York office. Our firm offers a hybrid work model, allowing for flexibility in working both on-site and remotely on a regular basis. The essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be requested and/or assigned. Essential functions are primary job duties that an individual must be able to perform successfully with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • General corporate governance, including entity formation; preparing stock certificates; drafting documents for amendments, withdrawals, mergers, conversions, and dissolutions of corporations, partnerships, and LLCs.

  • Drafting and filing annual reports, resolutions, articles of incorporation, by-laws, certificates of formation, and operating agreements.

  • Drafting and filing EIN applications with the IRS.

  • Preparing and filing UCC financing statements and releases.

  • Preparing minutes and maintaining corporate minute books.

  • Assisting with corporate transactional work, including conducting UCC/lien searches as part of the due diligence process and closings of acquisition, merger, and reorganization transactions.

  • Preparing closing sets for completed transactions.

  • Obtaining apostilles and other legalizations of corporate records and other documents.

  • Attention to detail and timelines; ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.

  • Maintaining up-to-date time reports to ensure accurate client billing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five or more years of related experience working as a corporate paralegal, preferably in a law firm environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited paralegal program is a plus. Private Equity/M&A experience is strongly preferred.

  • Computer proficiency with experience and working knowledge of Westlaw and other corporate-related databases, Internet research, due diligence, Excel, Outlook, MS Word, and DocuSign preferred.

  • Familiarity with all of the following and extensive experience in at least one area: corporate financing transactions, M&A, private equity, and new venture formation.

  • Excellent organizational skills, including record keeping, data collection, and system information. Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish information in report format, written correspondence, email, or verbally.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with courtesy and diplomacy, efficiently follow written and verbal instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of attorneys, clients, staff, and outside contacts.

  • Analytical skills requiring an aptitude for detail and accuracy in order to analyze and research corporate transactional data, process information, and perform essential duties.

  • Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment. Ability to act independently and make routine decisions within the scope of the position’s responsibilities.

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment, adapt to changes in workflow, and ensure work is completed within defined deadlines. Proactive with excellent troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills.

  • Possess excellent knowledge of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, proofreading, and formatting in order to interpret source data, prepare corporate transactional documents and forms, proofread material for grammatical, typographical, and spelling errors, and perform file maintenance.

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and apply mathematical concepts when computing, reconciling balances, and verifying numerical data on forms and documents.

  • Work occasionally requires more than 35 hours¬† per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

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