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Title : Junior Paralegal (tax)

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # MIGX859106

Be a part of a highly successful, full-service law firm that counts among its esteemed clients many Fortune 250 firms. This firm has a reputation for treating associates exceedingly well. The branch office of a large international law firm, this firm's practice has consistently been strong in the litigation, corporate and tax fields; however, the firm also has made a definite commitment to intellectual property related work in the Los Angeles legal market. The Los Angeles branch has a full book of business involving some of the biggest movers and shakers on the national and international scene. An aggressive development track has associates achieving partner status in a very limited amount of time compared to other national firms of its stature. This firms is generally seeking the best and the brightest--meaning it is most willing to consider associates from top schools and firms.
Junior Paralegal (Tax) Duties: Under the supervision and direction of attorneys, paralegals, managers, and coordinators, junior paralegals assist with aspects of tax-related filings and communications relating to those filings. Assist paralegals with tax filings, communications and collaborative support including but not limited to the following Section 83(b) election filings with the IRS such as Form 8832 with the IRS; Form 8875 with the IRS; Form 2553 with the IRS; Form 1023 with the IRS; Form 966 with the IRS; and Form SS-4 with the IRS to obtain EINs. Prepares and distributes communications to the IRS. Monitors and handles request from the Firm's Tax Election Filings email distribution. Collaborates with supporting tax election team members. Prepares communications with clients and attorneys with respect to tax election filings. Obtains information from, and provides information to, clients. Obtains information from, and provides information to, attorneys regarding tax filings. Compiles documents and distributes for signature. Identifies and formulates solutions to problems which may arise. Collaborates with various practice groups providing support, as needed. Interfaces with IRS or other government agencies. Provides direct support to clients (using discretion to handle matters directly or involving an attorney)/ Handles distribution of original documents. Maintains records utilizing DMS and other technologies, as needed. Qualifications: A?Bachelor's degree preferred and a strong interest in corporate law including Tax, Investment Funds, M&A, and private equity. Paralegal certification preferred. Excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication skills, strong computer abilities, creativity, and initiative. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a form of Document Management System. Must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and be able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Ability to work overtime is required.
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