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Location : New York - Long Island
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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 - Capital Markets Duties: Assist with all closing matters: attend to post closing materials such as distribution of documents and original signature pages, prepare and organize documents, prepare and organize materials for shipment, create index and labels, assemble documents into tabs and create binders, create stock certificates and legends, deliver and pick up documents to and from various clients and law firms. In preparation for a closing: fill out foreign qualification applications, apply for Employer Identification Numbers from the IRS, order corporate documents, e.g., charters, bylaws, good standings. Keep track of all relevant documents and signature pages for the Attorneys and/or Paralegals. Draft simple documents such as stock certificates, powers of attorney, resignations and standard certificates and resolutions. Prepare and complete UCC search requests and compile information into UCC logs. General corporate housekeeping, e.g., maintenance of corporate minute books, franchise tax filings, annual meetings, preparation of board and stockholder minutes. Proofread, duplicate and scan documents to PDF, format and save to document management system. Conduct research on Westlaw, Live Edgar, and other databases. Perform clerical tasks as needed, e.g., make copies, create folder labels, prepare packages, write generic cover memos, etc.
Qualifications: College graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and corporate law with the ability to commit to the position for 2+ years. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and vendors. Must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem and Westlaw, Relativity, Compulaw, and Sharepoint is a plus.
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