The Paralegal has a specific expertise in a particular area of law. Likewise, the Paralegal will have knowledge and notable experience aligned with supporting attorney’s expertise: for instance, litigation, employment law, personal injury, real estate, or commercial transactions. In addition, the Paralegal may support additional attorneys practicing in different substantive areas of the law. The Paralegal should thrive in a fast paced, deadline-driven, multi-faceted environment of the Legal Department.
The Paralegal will assist the attorneys in the department and review, analyze, and draft legal and business documents. The Paralegal will work well both independently and in a team environment.
The candidate will provides support in the following areas: (A) Entity Management - maintaining and updating corporate records (e.g. minute books, annual report filings within the US/Secretary of State offices, Canadian Provinces, etc.); (B) SEC Section 16b Compliance - preparing Forms 3s, 4s and 5s, annual proxy statement, trading window calendar, etc.; and (C) M&A Due Diligence - assistance in connection with mergers, acquisitions, financing, and other related transactions.
Assist in-house counsel in all aspects of managing legal issues efficiently and timely.
Research and collect information across designated business units to assist in legal analysis and documentation.
Communicate regularly with internal business counterparts to assist in providing legal counsel or resolving legal issues and disputes.
Investigate factual claims internally.
Review, analyze and create legal documentation, including agreements, correspondence and reports.
Assist attorneys cross-functionally within the team/department, as needed.
Plan and manage other projects as assigned.
Assist with retaining, managing and coordinating with outside counsel.
Perform preliminary legal research.
Manage legal document management systems (i.e., case or contract management systems).
Bachelors degree in Paralegal Studies or equivalent experience
Minimum 4 year experience in related field. Area of legal specialty required may vary
Florida Bar or ABA approved paralegal certification preferred
Skills and Ability:
Substantive knowledge in specialized area of law preferred
Specialized knowledge aligned with hiring attorney’s expertise: for instance, litigation, employment law, real estate or commercial transactions.
Ability to work cross-functionally supporting different attorneys and in different areas of the law.
Comprehensive computer skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products.
Experience using electronic research tools, such as Westlaw.
Experience with case management/e-billings software, such as Legal Tracker (f/k/a Serengeti), is preferred.
Legal document management systems.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, effective interpersonal skills.
Ability to act with a high degree of integrity, professionalism and maintain confidentiality
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment working under strict deadlines.
Problem-solving skills and solutions-oriented mindset
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