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Paralegal (Corporate and Securities Practice)


  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • 01/06/20
  • Chicago, IL
  • 60603
  • Commensurate with experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Do you have a passion for excellence? Do you enjoy assisting businesses to meet their goals in a collaborative work environment? If so, consider joining an innovative and community minded law firm that values integrity, diversity, and service. We have an opening on our team in Chicago working closely with attorneys and clients on a variety of key duties.

Thompson Coburn LLP currently has a non-exempt position available for a full-time Paralegal to support the Firms Corporate and Securities practice. Qualified applicants will possess an undergraduate degree and/or a paralegal certificate degree plus five or more years of experience. The person selected for this position must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities
Checks name availability and reserves or registers corporate name.
Obtains certificates of good standing/certificates of existence.
Prepares and files application for federal employer identification number.
Drafts UCC financing statements and subsequent amendments, assignments, or terminations with appropriate state and local agencies.
Drafts documents necessary to qualify corporations as foreign corporations in other jurisdictions.
Prepares and files articles or certificate of incorporation.
Prepares bylaws, amendments to bylaws and drafts resolutions for board of directors and stockholder approval, as necessary.
Prepares minutes of meetings of the board of directors and stockholders, or written consents in lieu of meeting.
Assembles and maintains corporate minute books (hard copy and electronically).
Prepares documents necessary to issue and transfer stock certificates including subscription agreements, receipts, stock certificates, restrictive legends, investment letters, stock and stockholder registers and trust agreements.
Prepares notices, proxy materials, ballots, affidavits of mailing and agendas for annual and special meetings of stockholders.
Prepares and files annual reports, notices of changes of officers, directors and related corporate information in jurisdiction of incorporation and in foreign jurisdictions in which corporation is qualified to transact business.
Prepares and reviews complex transaction binders.
Coordinates various aspects of closing, including assembly and preparation of documents for signature, closing arrangements and distribution of closing materials.
Formation and maintenance of Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies.
Assists other practice areas, as needed.
Must track all billable hours.

Job Requirements:
Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
Must have ability to read, write, and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone.
Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects, and strong time management skills.
Must have ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered.
Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
Ability to work overtime as needed.
Ability to travel as required.
The physical demands of this position are representative of those that might be met by an employee in order for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. These include being both mobile and stationary throughout the workday, having the ability to transport 20 pounds and being able to operate a computer and other business equipment found in the office.

Thompson Coburn LLP is a large, full service, multi-state firm with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Washington D.C. At Thompson Coburn, our behavior and the expectations we have of ourselves are guided by the values that we hold in the highest regard: integrity, a passion for excellence, a focus on serving the client, a value of diversity, innovation, creativity, trust, and loyalty. Within the Firm, we value each other as people and colleagues. In addition to the exceptional working environment and a competitive salary, Thompson Coburn provides the following benefit options to qualifying employees:
Medical Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance & ADD policies
Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
Paid Parental Leave
401(k) Profit Sharing plans
Parking/Transportation Stipend
Section 125 Plan (Pre-tax premiums, dependent care and medical reimbursement)
Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee Wellness Program
Tuition Reimbursement
College Savings Plan Deductions (529 Plans)
Long Term Care

Applicants interested in applying to Thompson Coburn LLP are required to complete our online application, which can be found by visiting the site below.
www.thompsoncoburncareers.com

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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