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Private Equity Paralegal


  • StepStone Group
  • 11/19/18
  • New York City, NY
  • 10017
  • Competitive / Yearly
  • Full-Time
POSITION OVERVIEW:

StepStone is a global private markets specialist overseeing US$250 billion of private market allocations, including approximately US$46 billion of assets under management. The Firm creates customized portfolios for the worlds most sophisticated investors using a highly disciplined research-focused approach that prudently integrates fund, secondary, credit and co-investments. StepStone offers customized private markets investment management and advisory services to institutional clients using industry leading analytics and research capabilities, with a focus on providing highly responsive and collaborative client service. The Firm covers the global private markets across multiple sectors and operates from offices in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, New York, Perth, San Diego, San Francisco, So Paulo, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zrich.

COMPETENCIES AND CRITICAL SKILLS:

Responsibilities:

Complete subscription and related documents for private fund commitments, co-investments and secondary acquisitions;
Conduct reviews of regulatory correspondence in connection with the preparation of legal reviews for inclusion in Investment Committee Memorandum;
Use previously created templates to create standard legal documentation in Microsoft Word for regulatory and state filings (e.g., SEC filings; entity formation);
Maintain and monitor restricted list for personal trading activity;
Assist in quarterly compliance testing;
Review quarterly reporting to investors;
Negotiate confidentiality agreements;
Create structure charts for proposed transactions and existing investments using Microsoft PowerPoint;
Maintain spreadsheets recording and updating legal and compliance documentation (quarterly and annual attestations, brokerage statement review, compliance training completion, etc.) in Microsoft Word or Excel;
Gather data and compile various reports for legal team;
Organize, prioritize and appropriately handle legal documents and sensitive, confidential information and ensure action/attention required is addressed; and
Notarize legal and other documents.

Qualifications:

Significant prior paralegal experience in the funds formation (private equity, hedge fund, real estate private equity) of a law firm or in-house asset management firm legal department is required
The candidate must be highly organized individual who is detail-oriented, logical, able to multi-task and committed to meeting deadlines with limited supervision
He/she must possess excellent communication skills, both verbally and in written form, and proficiency in the use of computers, copiers, fax machines, electronic document databases and filing systems software and other office equipment would also be required
High level reasoning and ability to make common sense decisions tempered by knowledge, often under difficult time constraints
Qualification as a Notary Public would also be a plus.
Individual should be a college graduate or equivalent and must be authorized to work in the US.

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