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Title : Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # IAUJ829719

Paralegal Duties: Prepares organizational documents, including entity formation, entity qualifications, articles of incorporation and dissolution, minute books, stock certificates, stock ledgers, unanimous consents and assignments for filing in various jurisdictions. Prepares board consents and stockholder consents, including both organizational and transactional. Assists with preparation of documents required by regulatory bodies and government agencies, including Form D for SEC and state filings. Completes and files Form SS-4s to obtain EINs, as well as other tax-related forms. Conducts research to assist attorneys in determining jurisdictions for qualification. Prepares and files qualification and withdrawal applications. Orders lien searches and summarize results. Prepares and files statutory filings, including amendments, mergers, and dissolution. Calculates Delaware franchise tax (both methods) as well as franchise tax for other jurisdictions (Illinois, etc.). Heavy client interaction and support, using discretion to handle matters independently or involving an attorney. Formulates solutions to problems that may arise, such as good standing issues. Interfaces with corporate service providers regarding statutory registered agent services (including changing contact information). Develops processes to systematize administrative and organizational aspects of deals. Calendars and monitors key dates and deadlines. Handles signature page distribution. Prepares closing certificates, closing files. Orders certified copies and good standing certificates. Identifies and resolves problems independently. Prepares and files UCC statements, amendments and termination statements. Reviews collateral description. Assists with closing, including tracking down signature pages, filling in dates, tracking down final agreements and providing general support. Prepares closing book index and assembles closing book, and assists in distribution. Handles distribution of original securities (e.g. stock certificates, unit certificates and notes). Performs other tasks or responsibilities as assigned by management. Qualifications: High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred. 3+ years complex corporate law and transactional experience, specifically on Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity matters. Demonstrated commitment to delivering quality legal services. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, coordinating multiple projects at once. Exhibits resourcefulness and flexibility. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to take initiative to complete tasks. Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined above.

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