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Title : Corporate Paralegal Assistant

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # NAPH858943

Corporate Paralegal Assistant Responsibilities: Work professionally with your team to provide high quality and prompt legal services to the Corporate and other entity clients. Manage complex files from critical intake to completion. Effectively deal with issues of confidentiality. Review work product and proof-read for accuracy before attorney review and final dissemination. Communication with attorneys, internal staff, clients, and government agencies. Maintain client relationships. Establish new corporations including review of appropriate state statutes, check name availability, draft, file and record articles of incorporation with appropriate state agency, draft organizational documents, by-laws, stock documents, BE-13, prepare application and obtain federal employer identification tax numbers, prepare notification to registered agent and open and maintain corporate record book. Establish foreign corporations including review of appropriate state statutes, check name availability, draft action relating to same, draft and file qualification document with appropriate state agency, obtain supporting domestic state certified documents, prepare notification to registered agent. Dissolve domestic corporations and withdraw foreign corporations including review of appropriate state statutes, draft action relating to same, draft and file required documents with appropriate state corporate and tax agencies. Assist in reorganizations (e.g., merger, conversion, sale) of corporation(s) and prepare related documents as required for reorganization, including but not limited to actions, appropriate state agency documents, tax clearance. Maintain and prepare state annual reports for domestic and foreign corporations including calculation of and assisting clients with franchise tax allocation in states as permitted by law. Prepare questionnaire letters for annual actions and maintain and prepare annual actions. Draft corporate actions approving such matters such as name change, dividends, resignations and elections, banking relations, loans, promissory notes, conversions of capital, increase and decrease of authorized shares and or paid-in capital, retirement plans, etc. and draft documents to be filed with appropriate domestic and foreign Secretaries of State in connection with above, as required. Written and oral communication with clients regarding all aspects of corporate maintenance, tax registrations matters, annual reports, etc. Maintain familiarity with state requirements for incorporation, qualification, annual reports and franchise and state tax matters. Review statements of registered agents for payment approval. Work with attorneys to continually update and revise guidelines and questionnaires relating to incorporation in various states. Filing, photocopying, pending files, etc. as required. Qualifications: Should have 2 years of administrative assistant/legal secretary experience at a law firm. Excellent business writing, editing, proofreading skills, spelling, and grammar. Strong organization and prioritization skills. Document management skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong customer service skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Detail-oriented and able to multi-task. Ability to write supporting documents, reports, and business correspondence. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

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