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Title : Corporate Paralegal

Location : California - Santa Monica
Refer to Job # TTQD825997

Corporate Paralegal The candidate is responsible for providing assistance to lawyers in the Corporate, Finance, and Transactions Client Services Groups. Prepare and file organizational documents, foreign state qualifications, merger certificates, resolutions, and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements for corporations, general and limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. Obtain good standing certificates, certified documents, and UCC and other lien searches from state agencies. Analyze UCC and lien search results and prepare summary charts. Prepare closing documents, certificates, and opinion letters for transaction closings and coordinate execution of same; post-transaction closing binders; and maintain stock and option ledgers and related governance records (e.g. minutes, certificates, powers); and file annual reports in states where corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies are incorporated, organized or formed and/or are qualified to do business; documents, checklists, and spreadsheets for transactions such as financings, mergers conversions, dissolutions and acquisitions, and closing statements; and obtain Federal Employer Identification Numbers with the Internal Revenue Service. Perform blue-sky research and prepare and file blue sky forms; electronic research using internet-based research tools. Assist in due diligence review, data room management, and related organizational matters. Maintain corporate files and databases. Communicate regularly with attorneys regarding the status of projects and deadlines, and inform attorneys of any issues. Track and record time in the InTapp system. The candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate with 2 years of experience with corporate practices at a law firm; ability to manage and take ownership of numerous tasks simultaneously and maintain organized files; organize large amounts of data, both hardcopy and electronic, for easy filing and retrieval; be flexible, handle pressure and adapt to changing work priorities, workflow and work assignments in a fast-paced transactional practice; deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing with internal and external clients. Must have proven analytical, mathematical, and organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail; process improvement and/or knowledge management skills; ability to problem solve, think independently, and tackle projects with minimal supervision while maintaining timely and efficient organization. Must have verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, meet deadlines; demonstrated skills in Word, Excel, PDF-based programs, Outlook, and databases (Edgar and service company sites) PowerPoint and Visio preferred; familiarity with Secretary of State databases; demonstrated computer skills, including basic word processing, familiarity with electronic research tools, and/or basic database skills; the flexibility to arrive early, stay late or work weekends with little or no notice; the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.

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