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Title : Corporate Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # CKRP816491

Corporate Paralegal Responsibilities: Maintain and manage deadlines for filing of corporate annual reports, including filing reports online with State filing systems and government agencies. Assist attorneys with business and loan transactions. Communicate and interact with clients and counsel. Prepare and review UCC filings and documentation. Manage and coordinate transaction closings. Assist in preparing closing documents, materials and correspondence. Manage, prepare and distribute post-closing documents and other materials. Review and organize due diligence materials and client records. Assist with due diligence and perform corporate and legal research for business transactions and lending transactions; order and review tract searches, ownership searches, judgment searches, judgment and tax lien searches, and UCC searches. Order duplicate tax bills and estimates of redemption; order entity documents such as Certificates of Good Standing, Articles of Formation and certified copies of recorded documents. Prepare and review/analyze mortgages, assignments of mortgage, and related financing documents. Prepare and analyze loan documents and related due diligence materials. Qualifications: Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certificate with a minimum of three years of experience as a corporate, commercial/transactional paralegal in a law firm environment, performing the noted job duties. APPLICANTS WITHOUT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Proficiency with internet software Excel and Microsoft Word; experience with iManage and MyDec preferred; knowledge of real estate software is a plus. General corporate knowledge/experience (i.e., formation and organization of legal entities, filing annual reports, maintaining corporate minute books, filing EIN applications and UCC filings) a plus. Must have the ability to read and understand legal descriptions, title reports, leases, loan documents, purchase agreements and other contracts. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with staff, attorneys, opposing counsel, lenders, title companies, government agencies, and clients on a daily basis. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of work associated with each case and transaction. Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Synthesizes complex and/or diverse information; collects and researches data. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; seeks ways to improve and promote quality. Proactive in matter management; takes independent actions and calculated risks. Follows instructions, responds to direction; commits to additional hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team spirit; seeks and offers assistance, when needed. Maintains confidentiality.

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