Legal Assistant or Paralegal (Transactional Law) in Abilene, TX| LawFirmStaff

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Title : Legal Assistant or Paralegal (Transactional Law)

Location : Texas - Abilene
Refer to Job # DHOL854325

Legal Assistant or Paralegal (Transactional Law) Responsibilities: Represents the firm by welcoming visitors, reviewing correspondence; arranging networking events and other business development functions; answering questions and meeting requests directed to the lawyers. Answers main phone line and serves as the primary point of contact for clients and incoming inquiries. Maintains attorneys appointment schedule by planning, confirming and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel. Resolves administrative problems by coordinating the preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions. Prepares correspondence (letters, emails etc.). Prioritizes and manages multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner. Draft agreements ensuring that the contract terms and conditions are in compliance with corporate requirements as well as the law. Review contracts to identify risks and to adequate it to company's policies and law. Assist, as directed with M&A transactions, joint ventures, asset rotation transactions, and equity transactions. Draft and review commercial contracts, service agreements, resolutions, certificates, ancillary agreements, confidentiality agreements, assignment agreements, termination agreements, purchase and sale agreements, shareholders agreements, capital contribution agreements, and asset purchase agreements. Draft, and redline contracts, real estate documents including but not limited to options, option memoranda, purchase and sale agreements, leases, lease memoranda, easements, easement memoranda, assignments, notices of exercise, escrow letters, affidavits, performance policies, and subordination agreements. Work collaborative with the firm's operations team to assist in the resolution of issues related to ongoing projects. Continually update form contracts with new clauses. Research, as necessary, applicable areas of law for the jurisdiction of where the work will be performed. Prepare checklists and timelines to coordinate the contracts and due diligence of purchase and sale activities and M&A activities. Assist with document compliance by preparing document/contract summaries as requested. Improves the quality of results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes. Draft formation documents and corporate governance documents including, meeting minutes, operating agreement, management agreement, certificate of formation, filing for EIN, shareholders agreement, bylaws, and partnership agreements. Compose correspondence/reports for internal and external sources. Arrange essential mail in priority action order for attorneys. Check deadlines on incoming projects and put preliminary work in play. Process replies on own initiative or from attorney's dictation or notes. Research, draft or abstract reports. Qualifications: Should have 1-year of experience in an office environment. Knowledge of legal processes, procedures and terminology. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with business and real estate processes and drafting of documents. Intermediate computers skills, (MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, web). Good communication with the team and willing to proactively share knowledge and risks with colleagues. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Deadline, highly detail-oriented and strong time management and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently within a collaborative, team environment as well as ability to work well independently, efficiently, accurately and proactively to achieve established goals. Ability to exercise sound judgment and intuitiveness, while being persuasive, positive, collaborative, and receptive to feedback.

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