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Title : Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity Paralegal

Location : Florida - Jacksonville
Refer to Job # HOHJ854621

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.
Mergers and Acquisitions / Private Equity Paralegal Duties: Drafts and files certificate of incorporation and certificate of formation, typically in Delaware but also other jurisdictions. Drafts written board consents in lieu of a meeting and written stockholder consents in lieu of a meeting, including both organizational and transactional closing matters. Drafts resolutions to be presented at a board meeting and/or stockholder meeting. Prepares basic organization documents, including initial stock subscription agreement, stock certificates and stock ledger, typically for Delaware but also other jurisdictions. Completes and files Form SS-4s to obtain EINs. Compiles and maintains minute books and stock ledgers. Conducts research to assist attorneys in determining jurisdictions for qualification. Prepares and files qualification and withdrawal applications. Orders lien searches and summarizes lien search results. Prepares and files statutory filings with Secretary of State, including amendments, conversions, mergers, and dissolution. Calculates Delaware franchise tax (both methods); also calculates franchise tax for other jurisdictions. Obtains information from, and provides information to, clients. Formulates solutions to problems which may arise, such as good standing issues. Interfaces with corporate service providers regarding statutory registered agent services (including changing contact information). Provides direct support to clients (using discretion to handle matters directly or involving an attorney). Drafts written consents approving closing agreements. Drafts certificates including secretary and officer certificates. Prepares closing files. Handles distribution of signature pages. Orders certified copies and good standing certificates. Identifies and resolves problems that arise. Prepares and files UCC statements, amendments and termination statements. Reviews collateral description on lien summary. Prepares initial draft of closing checklist. 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). Qualifications Paralegal certification preferred. Should preferably have 5+ years of corporate paralegal experience with a bachelor's degree. Excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication skills, strong computer abilities, creativity, and initiative. Experience in one or more areas including M&A, private equity, debt finance, asset-backed securitization, fund formation, investment management and/or venture capital.
 
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