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Location : Washington - Seattle
Refer to Job # LZBJ734665
This high-powered, long-established firm offers great opportunities for top-notch candidates seeking rapid growth and high volume in intellectual property and dozens of other challenging practices. We really have a lot of good things to say about this firm because the firm seems to consistently set a high mark for itself in numerous, numerous categories. For example, the attorneys in this firm are all almost universally very nice people to work with and this firm puts a real powerful emphasis on quality of life issues for both its associates and partners. Without exception, the firm’s attorneys claim they are treated with a tremendous amount of respect – the firm is genuinely interested in making long-term relationships with people. Management is extraordinarily introspective about the candidates they interview – according to one candidate, the firm is “almost philosophical” in its approach towards recruiting. Attorneys here typically bill in the 1800 range.
Corporate Paralegal Duties: Provides a full range of paralegal support to our attorneys in the corporate and business practices, working primarily on private company mergers and acquisition, equity financings, and general corporate matters in support of business clients. Will proactively communicate with clients to ensure client needs are met and possesses the ability to identify client issues and respond in a timely manner. At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation. Prepares formation and foreign qualification documents and amendments for corporations and limited liability companies; prepares and manages filings for licensing and other permits. Drafts corporate documents, including but not limited to corporate and LLC formation documents, shareholder and board meeting minutes and consents, stock certificates, and form agreements, as appropriate. Manages corporate minute books, capitalization tables and stock ledgers on behalf clients; proficient at using incorporation and cap table management software and applications; maintains firm best practices for keeping corporate records current and easily accessible. Assists clients with administration of equity incentive plans; prepares equity grants using form agreements, as appropriate; researches and prepares required federal and state securities filings. Manages multiple financings/deals running concurrently while also keeping corporate records current. Corporate Transactions (including mergers, acquisitions, private placement equity investments, joint ventures and other significant corporate transactions) Assists attorneys in preparing due diligence request lists and responding to due diligence requests in corporate transactions; proficient in setting up and using different technology platforms (i.e. virtual data rooms) and other methods for responding to such requests; maintains best practices for organizing, tracking and communicating due diligence responses. Conducts (or assists in) basic corporate and commercial due diligence in support of corporate transactions. Prepares and maintains closing checklists for corporate transactions. Drafts and revises (or assists in drafting and revising) disclosure schedules for corporate transactions. Acts as primary interface with filing services for any corporate filings required to complete a corporate transaction; keeps all parties aware of filing deadlines. Assists in closing of corporate transactions, including drafting ancillary documents, preparing signature pages, updating investor schedules, tracking receipt of signatures, and compiling fully executed copies of documents and agreements. Prepares stock certificates, Form Ds and other securities filings required in connection with the corporate transaction. Prepares closing volumes; updates stock ledgers and capitalization tables as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and completion of paralegal program of study, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill. A strong background in providing corporate and transacitonal paralegal support, preferably with 3+ years in a law firm environment, is required; Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of documents, Proficiency in cap table management software, including Carta and Capshare, is not required, but candidate will be expected to become proficient in both quickly. Proficiency in the use of electronic signature applications (e.g. -DocuSign) and document retention databases (e.g. - Google Docs, Dropbox and other proprietary virtual data rooms). Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and methods of client communication as needed. Ability to understand and follow work directions, make discretionary decisions, manage multiple priorities and respond to urgent requests with minimal supervision. Excellent proactive communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships and communicate verbally and in writing, with clients, firm members, and other business contacts. Exceptional client service skills, as well as the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner. Ability to pay close attention to detail and be highly organized and accurate. Strong time and task management skills. Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment.
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